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ERES 2017 (Santorini): Six lessons learned

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On May 28-31, 2017, more than 200 people took part in the 2nd Conference on European Rare Earth Resources in Santorini, Greece. Peter Tom Jones (SIM² KU Leuven) provides a personal evaluation through his “six lessons learned”.

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S. Riaño obtains her PhD on Nd and Dy recovery

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On May 12, 2017, Sofía Riaño obtained her PhD degree at KU Leuven in the framework of the MC-ITN EREAN project. Her PhD covers the “Recovery of Neodymium and Dysprosium from NdFeB Magnets using Ionic Liquid Technology”.

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Summer school: Digitizing the Circular Economy

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Metallurgy is a key enabler of a circular economy. Its digitalization is the metallurgical Internet of Things. This the EIT summer school will illustrate some of these concepts with hands-on training (17-20/07 in Leuven).

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Electric-car revolution faces its biggest test

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Are electric cars ready to stand on their own? If you took a spin down to the New York auto show and saw the $37,500 Chevy Bolt (electric) parked next to the strikingly similar $17,000 Chevy Cruze (gasoline), the answer ...

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Will EU produce rare earths from its own mines?

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In 2013 the FP7 EURARE project was initiated with as goal to develop sustainable exploitation schemes for Europe’s rare-earth ore deposits. Recently, an overview article was published in the Johnson Matthey Technology Review.

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