Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

On April 1-5, 2019, the Sixth International Slag Valorisation Symposium took place in Mechelen, Belgium. This Symposium aims at contributing towards near zero-waste processing and closing material loops in the metallurgical sector through creating applications for...
WRF COCOON workshop on landfill management: lessons learned

WRF COCOON workshop on landfill management: lessons learned

In the framework of the prestigious World Resources Forum 2019 (Antwerp), the Interreg Europe COCOON project team hosted the workshop “Landfill management: from landfill to useful resource” on February 26, 2019. The event coincided with the broadening of the EURELCO...
Selective metal recovery from Fe-rich industrial residues

Selective metal recovery from Fe-rich industrial residues

Within the EU H2020 SOCRATES project, a process was developed by the SOLVOMET Group within SIM² KU Leuven to selectively recover lead and zinc from Fe-rich industrial residues (i.e. jarosite residue of the zinc industry) using ionic liquids Aliquat 336 ([A336][Cl])...
Why restricting lead (Pb) metallurgy is a bad idea

Why restricting lead (Pb) metallurgy is a bad idea

During the last few years, the use of lead (Pb) in the EU economy has been called into question by some policy makers. Lead is frequently seen as a problematic metal that can be detrimental to human health; what is much less well known is its fundamental role in the...
COCOON workshop at World Resources Forum (26-2-19, Antwerp)

COCOON workshop at World Resources Forum (26-2-19, Antwerp)

In the framework of the prestiguous World Resources Forum 2019 (Antwerp), the Interreg Europe COCOON project team is hosting the workshop “Landfill management: from landfill to useful resource” on February 26, 2019. The workshop, which will build upon the results...
5 Lessons learned from 2nd ELFM European Parliament Seminar

5 Lessons learned from 2nd ELFM European Parliament Seminar

How is Europe going to deal with the legacy of more than 500,000 landfills? More than 50 experts debated this question during the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (November 20, 2018), which was hosted by Belgian MEP Hilde Vautmans (ALDE Group). A detailed...

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