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New review paper on critical metal recovery from red mud

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Chenna Rao Borra and colleagues published a landmark review paper on red mud valorisation in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. Full reference: C.R. Borra, B. Blanpain, Y. Pontikes, K. Binnemans, T. Van Gerven,”Recovery of Rare Earths and Other Valuable Metals From Bauxite Residue (Red Mud): A Review”, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, DOI 10.1007/s40831-016-0068-2 – download here The long-term storage of ...

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NEW-MINE, the first ever EU landfill mining project, attracts 182 candidates from 55 countries

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On 31 July 2016 the application period closed for the EU Horizon 2020 project NEW-MINE. In total 182 candidates submitted an eligible application. On 10 August the NEW-MINE Recruitment Committee preselected 30 candidates.   The 182 applications originate from a total of 52 different countries in the word, with 55 of them being from European Member States. The high amount ...

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Press Release KU Leuven: First ever EU Horizon 2020 project on Enhanced Landfill Mining: 3,8 million euro to train 15 high-potential researchers in “NEW-MINE” project

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Leuven, 5 July 2016 – The European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium (EURELCO) has been granted the first ever Horizon 2020 research project on the topic of Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM). NEW-MINE, i.e. the “EU Training Network for Resource Recovery through Enhanced Landfill Mining”, received a record-breaking score of 97,6% (call MSCA-ITN-2016). The project, which will start on the 1st of ...

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3rd REDMUD Network wide event

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The 3rd REDMUD Network wide event took place in Stockholm (Sweden) from 11/04/2016 to 13/04/2016. ESRs, Supervisors, Team Leaders and Consultants all gathered in the OpenLab of the KTH University in Stockholm to share with each other the results obtained at this stage of the implementation of the EU H2020 ETN REDMUD Day One The EU H2020 MSCA ETN REDMUD ...

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REDMUD Summer School

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Summer school EU H2020 MSCA-ETN REDMUD 29-31 August 2016 in Novotel, Leuven, Belgium Registration opened on the 10th of April. Goal The aim of this Summer School is to bring 50-60 PhD students and postdocs together to learn and discuss about the Production of aluminium and the zero-waste valorisation of bauxite residue (red mud). The summer school consists of 12 ...

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New REE recycling review paper RARE³ KU Leuven published in Journal of Cleaner Production

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After the milestone review paper of RARE³ KU Leuven/EREAN [K. Binnemans, et al., Recycling of rare earths: a critical review, Journal of Cleaner Production, 51 (2013) 1-22, crowned as both “Hot paper” and “Highly cited paper” in Web of Science], the KU Leuven team has now received confirmation concerning the acceptance of a new rare-earth recycling review paper in Journal ...

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From urban to landfill mines

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Feature article published in EU Magazine: Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal, January 2015, 110-111 In view of a more sustainable urban metabolism Dr. Peter Tom Jones (KU Leuven) calls for Enhanced Landfill Mining to unlock the resource potential in Europe’s 150,000 to 500,000 landfills. Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM), defined as “the integrated valorisation of landfilled waste streams as materials and energy ...

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KU LEUVEN EREAN TEAM FEATURES IN THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE METALLURGY WITH A PAPER ON THE BALANCE PROBLEM A new year, a new Journal! In line with the steady transition to a low-carbon circular economy, Springer is producing its first issue of the brand new Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. The Journal, which was founded by the ...

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Yes we can!

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See the video from the iron and mineral wool production and get informed about our upcoming proposal!

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