Cement is the most used building material in Earth. Its production and consumption are very well stablished across the countries. Can you think of a reason to change that? Find out in this ETN SULTAN Blog.
CosmiClean: an educational game enabling players to be educated on recycling and sustainability in a fun and easy way. Developed by Lugus Studios in collaboration with KU Leuven and other partners of the GAMES project funded by EIT RawMaterials.
Within the SMART project, Nerea Rodriguez et al. have shown that Deep Eutectic Solvents based on carboxylic acids and choline chloride are not stable in time nor at high temperatures. The work was published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
Several PhD-students of the ETN NEW-MINE project will discuss the state-of-the-art of waste management and debate the policy changes needed to foster landfill mining in Europe at the 17th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2019) in Italy.
The EC’s Joint Research Centre has published a milestone report on the recovery of cricial raw materials (CRMs) from mining waste and landfills. SIM² KU Leuven & EURELCO coordinator Peter Tom Jones discusses the key conclusions of the report.
On June 21st, Martina Orefice obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Solvometallurgical recovery of metal values from Sm‒Co and Nd‒Fe‒B permanent magnets”.
Antonio Pedro of the UN International Resource Panel presented several key challenges for ‘mineral resources governance in the 21st century’ during a short webinar. Feedback from the workshop ‘Ensuring the SLO concept is adaptive and resilient’ complemented the debate.
Last week the global association for rare-earth industry stakeholders, was officially erected. SIM² KU Leuven is happy to have contributed to this milestone for the global rare earth community and will continue to support “REIA”.
SIM² KU Leuven Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 Leuven 3001, Belgium
SIM² KU Leuven is a leading, interdisciplinary research cluster at KU Leuven uniting the research groups working on Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management. SIM² KU Leuven’s mission is to develop, organise and implement problem-driven, science-deep research and future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production and recycling of metals, minerals and engineered materials within a circular-economy context