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Register for 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP (20-11-2018)

Register for 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP (20-11-2018)

Three years after the 1st ELFM Seminar in the EP, the 2nd Seminar – entitled “Towards a dynamic landfill management and mining strategy for Europe’s 500,000+ landfills” – takes place on November 20, 2018. Registration is now open.

New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

On July 2nd, 2018, Dženita Avdibegović (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Recovery of rare earths from bauxite residue leachates by functionalised sorbents‘.

2nd ELFM Seminar in European Parliament: 20/11

2nd ELFM Seminar in European Parliament: 20/11

Three years after the first ever Seminar on Enhanced Landfill Mining in the European Parliament, EURELCO can now announce it will organise a follow-up EP Seminar on 20-11-2018, co-organised by ETN NEW-MINE and SIM² KU Leuven.

Two new peer-reviewed papers on ELFM in Detritus

Two new peer-reviewed papers on ELFM in Detritus

Recently, the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) launched a new Multidisciplinary Journal for Waste Resources and Residues. The journal has been named Detritus to convey a truly international flavour (the term derives from Latin). In its second Volume (June...

Can industrial waste be mined and recycled?

Can industrial waste be mined and recycled?

Euronews-Futuris has released a new video on the topic of Enhanced Landfill Mining. What is rubbish for most people, waste is seen as a treasure trove to scientists and waste managers.

New Policy Brief on the Social License to Operate

New Policy Brief on the Social License to Operate

Following the Symposium on Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy – the Social License to Operate for the Mining and Recycling of Critical Metals (21 February 2018, Leuven, Belgium) the two EU Horizon 2020 projects SOCRATES and METGROW+ joined forces to publish a...

Valorisation of secondary resources: quo vadis?

Valorisation of secondary resources: quo vadis?

On 21 February 2017, SIM² KU Leuven attended in Cardiff (Wales) the closing conference of the INSPIRE project. This project, a collaboration between the universities of Cardiff, Warwick and the West of England, was about the “in-situ resource extraction from waste...

SOCRATES Policy View: Thermodynamic reality check

SOCRATES Policy View: Thermodynamic reality check

Overcoming challenges in the circular economy In this first EU MSCA-ETN SOCRATES Policy Brief, guest authors – Justin Salminen and Sirpa Olaussen from Boliden – provide their view on the challenges with respect to the zero-waste valorisation of low-grade ores and...

SMART GROUND wants to improve information on Secondary Raw Materials

SMART GROUND wants to improve information on Secondary Raw Materials

SMART GROUND aims at improving the availability and accessibility of data and information on Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) in the EU territory. Therefor the consortium carried out a set of activities to integrate all the data form existing sources and new information...

Joint SMART GROUND – COCOON – RAWFILL workshop on 7th February

Joint SMART GROUND – COCOON – RAWFILL workshop on 7th February

Three EU-projects on landfill management and/or mining were presented at the joint SMART GROUND - COCOON - RAWFILL workshop that was held in Mechelen (Belgium) on February 7, 2018. An international public of more than 100 people from academia, policy makers, companies...

Joint RAWFILL / EURELCO working group on 7th February

Joint RAWFILL / EURELCO working group on 7th February

The joint RAWFILL / EURELCO working group on promoting landfill mining policy in the EU was a great success. More than 20 participants from 8 EU member states participated in an animated discussion on (legal) barriers for LFM and legal and policy aspect of LFM. As...

Welcome to EURELCO

EURELCO is an open, quadruple helix network that supports the required technological, legal, social, economic, environmental and organizational innovation with respect to Enhanced Landfill Mining within the context of a transition to a resource efficient, circular, low-carbon economy. Are you a relevant actor working on ELFM?

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ELFM Symposia

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  1. ETN DEMETER CONCLUDING SYMPOSIUM

    February 5 - February 7
  2. Slag Valorisation Symposium

    April 1 - April 5

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