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Ten good reasons to use solvometallurgy

The position paper “Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch of extractive metallurgy” is now available as an open access paper from the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy website. The paper presents ten reasons to use solvometallurgy.

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Kick-off VLAIO O&O ANTARES project completed

On April 18, 2017, the VLAIO O&O ANTARES project kicked off at the premises of Campine in Beerse (Belgium). ANTARES targets high-grade antimony trioxide production from a diversified antimony-containing feed stream.

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Oliver Gutfleisch (TUD) wins ERC Advanced Grant

SIM² KU Leuven is happy to share the news that its ETN EREAN colleague at the Technical Unversity of Darmstadt (Germany), Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, has been granted a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant on magnetocaloric cooling.

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Breakthrough in lamp phosphor recycling

Steff Van Loy, Koen Binnemans & Tom Van Gerven (SIM² KU Leuven) achieved a milestone with respect to lamp phosphor recycling. Using ball milling they significantly enhanced the rare-earth leaching rates in the lamp phosphors.

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Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch in metallurgy

In order to position this emerging branch within extraction metallurgy, Prof. Koen Binnemans and Dr. Peter Tom Jones (SIM² KU Leuven) have authored a milestone position paper to present the opportunities and challenges for this exciting development within the metallurgy domain.

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DEMETER & NEW-MINE featuring in DOCVILLE

On March 2017, 2017, SIM² KU Leuven will present two of its successful animation videos in the “Research Roulette" programme of the DOCVILLE (film) festival in Leuven. Both recycling of e-cars and Enhanced Landfill Mining feature!

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E-cars & e-bikes in EU-28: what about recycling?

The European Environmental Agency (EEA) recently published a milestone report on e-mobility in Europe. The report “focuses upon electric passenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now available on the market, how each type works, and their respective advantages ...

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University of Birmingham launches new Centre

University of Birmingham is launching an ambitious new Centre. The Centre will be known as “the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials” (BCSECM). This new interdisciplinary centre encompasses a diverse range of expertise including capabilities in physical sciences, ...

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