SIM² KU Leuven is the new KU Leuven Institute on Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the 4 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 >

New paper: Pyrolysis of excavated waste from landfill mining September 15, 2020 READ MORE Effect of pH and hydrogen bond donor on the dissolution of metal oxides in DES September 15, 2020 READ MORE New ETN SOCRATES Policy Brief on European Green Deal September 15, 2020 READ MORE “Recycling the strongest metals”, TARANTULA's new video September 14, 2020 READ MORE Solvometallurgy to the rescue of rare-earth elements (REEs) September 9, 2020 READ MORE

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 AWARE Electro-Recycling Heroes 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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