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 work is part of the Enhanced Landfill Mining endeavours of SIM² KU Leuven in collaboration with its industrial partners, incl. Group Machiels and CRH.
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SIM² KU Leuven is the new KU Leuven Institute on Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the 4 flagship KU Leuven Institutes. SIM² 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, supporting the transition to a climate-friendly, circular-economy.