SIM² KU Leuven’s Guide to Open Access


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!


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


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


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


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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New review paper on critical metal recovery from red mud


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


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


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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