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China to become net importer of some rare earths

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As China’s insatiable demand for REEs continues to grow over the coming ten years, China’s domestic production will struggle to keep up in all scenarios examined herein, leading the nation to become a net importer of some REEs.

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SIM² KU Leuven’s Guide to Open Access

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SIM² KU Leuven has developed a handy guide on how to deal with the Open Access requirement in EU Horizon 2020 projects. The guide is in the form of a step-by-step diagram that can be downloaded here.

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SIM MaRes SBO project “SMART” approved!

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SIM² KU Leuven is delighted to announce that its SBO project “SMART” has been formally approved by SIM & VLAIO. SMART stands for Sustainable Metal Extraction from Tailings SMART is a strategic basic research project within the long-term SIM MaRes programme on “Materials from Solid and Liquid Industrial Process Residues”. The SMART project, which was developed together with SIM KU ...

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13 PhD students selected for ETN SOCRATES

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On 12 September 2016 the official recruitment event took place in Leuven for EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SOCRATES, a training network project on the zero-waste valorisation of low-grade, critical metal containing industrial process residues. From an initial list of 115 eligible SOCRATES, 28 were preselected for the Recruitment Event where they were interviewed by 15 SOCRATES Supervisors. After a lengthy ...

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REDMUD Summer School 2016 took place in Leuven

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Three days of lectures by experts in the field, posters by young researchers and world wide networking while in Leuven. This informative summer school was socially highlighted by a pleasant event dinner, and fruitfully capped by a discussion session. We thank all Speakers and Participants for making this summer school happen…and hope our connection in this field will only grow ...

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15 PhD students selected for ETN NEW-MINE

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On 6 September 2016 the official recruitment event took place in Leuven for EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE, the first ever Horizon 2020 project dealing with Enhanced Landfill Mining. From an initial list of 182 eligible NEW-MINE candidates, 29 were preselected for the Recruitment Event where they were interviewed by 20 NEW-MINE Supervisors. After a lengthy deliberation the Recruitment Committee ...

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