SIM² Welcome
SIM² KU Leuven (Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management) is an interdisciplinary research cluster at KU Leuven, which addresses the European and global demand for more cleantech innovation and research on resource recovery and recycling.
Call for papers for Thematic Issue on ELFM in Detritus
EURELCO and the EU Training Network for Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining (ETN NEW-MINE) call for papers on Enhanced Landfill Mining for a Thematic Issue in the IWWG Journal Detritus (Deadline: 11-6-2019).
Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in SULTAN
Applications are invited for 15 PhD positions in the new EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SULTAN project (EU Training Network for the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites). Deadline for applications is 15-8-2018.
Open ESR position at KTH Stockholm in ETN NEW-MINE
The ETN NEW-MINE project on Enhanced Landfill Mining is urgently looking for a pyrolysis expert to start a Licentiate Thesis at KTH Stockholm (Sweden). Applicants can apply here: https://new-mine.eu/esr7/.
Register for the 6th EURELCO General Assembly (21-11-2018)
The 6th EURELCO General Assembly meeting takes place on November 21, 2018 at the Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM, Belgium). The GA is organised the day after the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP in Brussels. Registration is now open.
Why ELFM needs to be politically acknowledged in Europe
In preparation of the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (20-11-2018), ETN NEW-MINE has published a new Policy Brief: “Why Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) needs to be politically acknowledged to facilitate sustainable management of European landfills”.
SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize
SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize in the category "Best Early Stage Innovation 2018" for its work on a process for recovering platinum group metals (PGM) from PGM-containing waste.

News

  • Key visual Detritus ELFM Thematic Issue

Call for papers for Thematic Issue on ELFM in Detritus

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

EURELCO and the EU Training Network for Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining (ETN NEW-MINE) call for papers on Enhanced Landfill Mining for a Thematic Issue in the IWWG Journal Detritus (Deadline: 11-6-2019).

HRE-free, free RE and RE-free magnets: vision & reality

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Following their milestone achievements on rare earth (RE) high-performance magnets, Prof. Gutfleisch et al. (TU Darmstadt) published a landmark paper on the vision and reality of heavy RE-free, free RE and RE-free magnets.

  • Cover NEW-MINE Policy Brief

Why ELFM needs to be politically acknowledged in Europe

November 5th, 2018|0 Comments

In preparation of the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (20-11-2018), ETN NEW-MINE has published a new Policy Brief: “Why Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) needs to be politically acknowledged to facilitate sustainable management of European landfills”.

  • Video SINTEF

SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize

November 1st, 2018|0 Comments

SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize in the category "Best Early Stage Innovation 2018" for its work on a process for recovering platinum group metals (PGM) from PGM-containing waste.

Research Results

  • Key visual Green Chemistry paper on dissolving gold with safe aqua regia

Green (IL-based) solvents developed to dissolve gold

November 15th, 2018|0 Comments

KU Leuven researchers developed new leaching solutions to dissolve metals, based on non-volatile ionic liquids (ILs). This work on dissolving gold without gas formation was published in Green Chemistry.

  • Image Paper Bieke Onghena et al in RSC ADV. on the Negative Sequence

The Quest of the Negative Sequence (for extraction of REEs)

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

The extraction of lanthanides from nitrate media with basic nitrate extractants shows a remarkable decreasing trend when going from left to right in the lanthanide series. The Binnemans SOLVOMET group is taking the first step.

Blog Posts

  • Simona Sobekova

Get to know about Simona, ESR 4 of EU ETN DEMETER

August 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Get to know about Gwen, ESR15 MSCA-ETN DEMETER

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Get to know about Martina, ESR3 MSCA-ETN DEMETER

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

It is time to celebrate Women in Science!

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Why use a Microreactor for Chemical Processes?

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Recycling potential of End-of-Life Vehicles in UK

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments