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Press Release KU Leuven: First ever EU Horizon 2020 project on Enhanced Landfill Mining: 3,8 million euro to train 15 high-potential researchers in “NEW-MINE” project

Leuven, 5 July 2016 – The European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium (EURELCO) has been granted the first ever Horizon 2020 research project on the topic of Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM).  NEW-MINE, i.e.  the “EU Training Network for Resource Recovery through Enhanced Landfill Mining”, received a record-breaking score of 97,6% (call MSCA-ITN-2016). The project, which will start on …

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Dr. Lieven Machiels wins Leuven Da Vinci Prize

Dr. Lieven Machiels, Research Manager for SIM² KU Leuven, was awarded with the Leuven Da Vinci Prize by the IOF Council. This innovation award was granted for the breakthrough results obtained in the zero-waste valorisation of low-grade industrial residues through metal recovery and mineral valorization in low carbon binders and high-added value building products. This …

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