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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3rd REDMUD Network wide event


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

Logo RedMud Summer School

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


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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