NEWS: everything about ELFM
Public acceptance or the ‘Social License to Operate’ is widely acknowledged as the biggest financial risk for the mining sector. Six different perspectives and recommendations coming from six different sectors were debated during a satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week (22 Nov. 2019).
The short movie ‘Stairway to Sustainability’ reveals the results of the MSCA-ETN SOCRATES project. The researchers have found ways to transform the various metal-containing industrial process residues into recyclables and high-added value outputs. And they even made a staircase out of it!
The Science, Engineering & Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Materials Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, has a joint, full-time academic vacancy in the area of metal recovery from mineral flows. We are...
Registration for the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM V; Leuven (Belgium), February 6, 2020) is now open. The event will further develop the lessons learned from ELFM IV and from the 2nd seminar on ELFM in the European Parliament.
Several PhD-students of the ETN NEW-MINE project will discuss the state-of-the-art of waste management and debate the policy changes needed to foster landfill mining in Europe at the 17th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2019) in Italy.
The seminar, which was organised by two Flemish MEPs (Vautmans & Demesmaeker) and EURELCO, featured speakers four DGs of the Eureopean Commission (ENV, ENERGY, GROW and RTD) along with leading actors representing industry, academia and pulbic bodies. The seminar was attended by almost 100 people who actively debated the landfill (mining) situation in Europe. It was agreed that the EU-28 urgently requires thorough inventories of its landfills and needs to develop a clear vision with respect to the management and mining of its landfills.
EURELCO aims to further develop the knowledge on landfills in Europe and wants to improve the current infographic. The aim of this questionnaire is to collect EU-wide information about landfills, landfill management and LFM activities and policy issues. This in order to better understand potential drivers, barriers and enablers for LFM implementation and how such challenges could vary among regions.
Please contact the leaders of ELFM mapping and system conditions for more info.
Partners New University of Lisboa, RWTH Aachen University IAR, Soletanche-Bachy, Solvay, Renewi, Intertec, Insavalor-Division Polden Contact Nuno Lapa New University of Lisbon Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologia da Biomassa Ed....read more
EURELCO, in collaboration with i-Cleantech Flanders, has formally published an infographic combining new data on the landfill situation in the EU-28. Based on a bottom-up approach data were collected from several public bodies in Europe. The headlines messages from...read more