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 >

Turning mining waste into a ceramic resource: Plombières tailings case November 30, 2021 READ MORE Closing the loop in ion flotation using solvometallurgy November 26, 2021 READ MORE Forecasting global aluminium flows for improved sorting and recycling November 19, 2021 READ MORE Symposium “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” (May 17-18, 2022) October 28, 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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