SIM² KU Leuven is the new KU Leuven Institute on Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the 5 flagship KU Leuven Institutes endorsed by the KU Leuven Academic Council. 


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 >

"Lithium mining in Spain & Portugal is within the realm of possibility" October 22, 2020 READ MORE "Lithium mining in Spain & Portugal is within the realm of possibility" October 21, 2020 READ MORE Sustainable metals for a sustainable society (Geniaal, October 2020) October 19, 2020 READ MORE Recycling mining waste: a new business? (EU NEMO project video) October 19, 2020 READ MORE “A granted project is like a child you hand over to your PhD students” October 14, 2020 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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