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24 students take on the (EIT RawMaterials) SUMA challenge

December 12th, 2018|

The EIT-labelled Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA) welcomed 24 enthusiastic students in September 2018. This 3rd cohort is the biggest cohort for SUMA so far, with selected candidates coming from all over the world.

New process to recover indium from iron-rich solutions

December 12th, 2018|

SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new, selective method to recover indium from iron-rich solutions. This work, funded through EU METGROW+, was published as a golden open access paper in Separation and Purification Technology.

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Rayco Lommelen

December 4th, 2018|

Rayco Lommelen started his PhD in the SOLVOMET Group at KU Leuven in September 2018. He is working on the development of a better model to describe and predict solvent extractions and metal separations using basic extractants.

Recovering rare earths from old TVs and computer screens

December 1st, 2018|

SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new method to recover valuable rare earth elements from waste CRT phosphor powder, using selective sulfation roasting and water leaching. This work was published in Hydrometallurgy.

Science for Society: interview with Binnemans and Jones

November 29th, 2018|

In the Science@leuven Journal (Issue 62, p. 14-17) Siska Waelkens interviewed Prof. Koen Binnemans and Dr. Peter Tom Jones about their work in the field of sustainable metallurgy and their wider research valorisation strategy.

Gwendolyn Bailey (DEMETER): “MSCA Fellow of the Week”

November 27th, 2018|

Gwen Bailey, ESR 15 in EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER, was selected as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Association Fellow of the Week. Gwen will feature in the panel debate “Are REEs still critical?” in the DEMETER Symposium (February 2019).

Networking on CRMs: NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER present!

November 26th, 2018|

On 12-11-2018, NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER were presented at the 2nd annual Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) event, which was co-organised by the European Commission and the H2020 project SCRREEN during the Raw Materials Week.

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Willem Vereycken

November 26th, 2018|

In September 2018 Willem Vereycken started his PhD in the SOLVOMET Group on solvent extraction of critical metals using ionic liquids in milliflow applications. He is nominated for the “EOS Scriptieprijs 2018” for his MSc thesis.

2nd ELFM EP Seminar shows Landfill Directive’s blind spots

November 22nd, 2018|

On 20-11-2018, the 2nd ELFM EP Seminar took place. A full house of experts participated in an interactive debate about developing a dynamic landfill management strategy for Europe. Peter Tom Jones provides a first analysis.

Green (IL-based) solvents developed to dissolve gold

November 15th, 2018|

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.