PLATIRUS is a new EU Horizon 2020 project (SC5-13-2016, GA 730224), which aims at reducing the EU deficit of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). PLATIRUS aims to develop a miniaturised PGMs recovery process. Targeted secondary raw materials are autocatalysts, electronic waste (WEEE) and tailings and slags from nickel and copper smelters. KU Leuven and VITO are core partners in this project, which is coordinated by Tecnalia.
KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals – Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – Leuven 3001, Belgium
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SIM² research lines & expertise
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.