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To remine or not to remine extractive waste in Europe? That was the core question during the symposium “(Re)Mining Extractive Waste, A new business?” (Mechelen, May 17-18, 2022). SIM² Director Peter Tom Jones summarises the main lessons learned.
On March 10, 2022, the joint NEMO/CROCODILE/TARANTULA expert panel discussed the “Global perspectives on the reprocessing of mine tailings”. The objective was to find common ground and to enable the elaboration of specific EU policy recommendations.
SIM² KU Leuven has secured Horizon Europe funding for the RIA ENICON project, which stands for “Sustainable processing of Europe’s low-grade sulphidic and lateritic nickel/cobalt ores and tailings into battery-grade metals”.
SIM² KU Leuven’s HiTemp Group developed an innovative experimental setup to measure the electrical conductivity of slag while observing slag crystallisation. The results were published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
Meet our SIM² colleagues
With a background in igneous petrology and magmatic processes, Olivier Namur recently started as an Assistant Professor at SIM² KU Leuven. Find out about Olivier’s exciting research in this new SIM² interview.
Anouk Borst recently started as an Assistant Professor at KU Leuven, a job that she combines with her geological research for the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Find out about Anouk’s research in this new SIM² interview.
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published their research on the effect of polar organic solvents on the solvent extraction process for rare-earth separation. The research was performed in the framework of the H2020 project NEMO.
SIM² KU Leuven’s HiTemp Group studied the characterisation of antimony-containing metallurgical residues in view of enhanced antimony recovery. The results were published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.