WELCOME TO SIM²

SIM² KU Leuven is the KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the flagship KU Leuven Institutes formally endorsed by the KU Leuven Academic Council. 

OUR MISSION

To develop, organise & implement problem-driven, science-deep research & future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production & recycling of metals, minerals & engineered materials, supporting (…) a climate-friendly, circular-economy. Read more >

Best Poster Award at RawMat2021: IL-based system for separation of metals September 13, 2021 READ MORE Understanding the electrodeposition behaviour of gallium September 8, 2021 READ MORE Recovery of REEs from spent fluorescent lamps using methanesulfonic acid (MSA) August 26, 2021 READ MORE Why does only ferric chloride facilitate efficient lithium extraction with TBP? July 2, 2021 READ MORE

GO TO VIDEO Recycling mining waste A new business? GO TO VIDEO Recycling the strongest metals H2020 TARANTULA's new video GO TO VIDEO THE MISSING LINK of the Circular Economy 2.0 GO TO VIDEO 5th Enhanced Lanfill Mining Symposium The Dark Side of the Circular Economy GO TO VIDEO CHARMING Immersive learning in Chemical Engineering GO TO VIDEO SOCRATES Stairway to Sustainability - Research on recycling of industrial waste GO TO VIDEO SULTAN Transforming mining waste (tailings) into valuable products GO TO VIDEO DEMETER First Recycled Electric Motor GO TO VIDEO COSMIC Europe on the wave to innovation GO TO VIDEO CROCODILE Efficient recovery of cobalt

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