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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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Call for papers BR2018 Conference (Athens, 2018)

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It is with great pleasure that SIM² KU Leuven and ETN REDMUD can announce the 2nd Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices conference – BR2018. The conference will be held from 7-10 May, 2018 in Athens, Greece. Stimulated by the success of the Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices conference, in 2015, and under the framework of EU H2020 MSCA ...

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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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Ten good reasons to use solvometallurgy

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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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Call for papers ELFM IV Symposium (Feb. 2018)

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The Organisers of ELFM IV are delighted to announce that the call for extended abstracts for the Fourth Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining is now open (see website link here). ELFM IV will take place in Conference Centre LAMOT, Mechelen-Belgium (February 5-6, 2018) and will be followed by the Second ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (February 7, 2018). ELFM ...

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15 years of slag valorisation @ KU Leuven (SVS V)

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On April 3, 2017, the Fifth Slag Valorisation Symposium (SVS V) kicked off in Leuven. For this Fifth edition a record-breaking attendance of 250 participants was obtained. Prof. Bart Blanpain, on of the Founding Fathers of the SVS Series had the honour to provide the first keynote lecture. Prof. Blanpain provided a bird’s eye overview on 15 years of slag ...

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Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch in metallurgy

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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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