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New video released on reprocessing of tailings (ETN SULTAN)

New video released on reprocessing of tailings (ETN SULTAN)

The ETN SULTAN team has just released its official (animated) video on the reprocessing of tailings. SULTAN Researcher Jillian Helser explains how the SULTAN target is to transform mining waste (tailings) into valuable products.

Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

On April 1-5, 2019, the 6th Slag Valorisation Symposium took place. More than 200 persons experienced at first hand that slag valorisation has been transformed from an academic concept into an industrial success story.

WRF COCOON workshop on landfill management: lessons learned

WRF COCOON workshop on landfill management: lessons learned

On February 26, 2019, the Interreg Europe project COCOON hosted a workshop on “Landfill management: from landfill to useful resource” at the World Resources Forum in Antwerp (Belgium). All presentations are now available.

Selective metal recovery from Fe-rich industrial residues

Selective metal recovery from Fe-rich industrial residues

Within the EU H2020 SOCRATES project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a process to selectively recover lead and zinc from iron-rich jarosite residue of the zinc industry. The work is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Why restricting lead (Pb) metallurgy is a bad idea

Why restricting lead (Pb) metallurgy is a bad idea

Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm metallurgical background on its crucial role in the Circular Economy, the EU ETN SOCRATES team has just published a new Policy Brief.

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.

Session on the redevelopment of landfills

Session on the redevelopment of landfills

EURELCO was presented in an oral presentation at the specific session on the redevelopment of landfills during a seminar of the brownfield foundation in Ghent (Belgium) on March 28, 2018. The brownfield foundation is an organisation in Flanders that promotes the...

Smartphones, geopolitics and a stubborn Belgian

Smartphones, geopolitics and a stubborn Belgian

The Social License to Operate Symposium (for mining/recycling of metals) was organised in Leuven on February 21, 2018, in the context of the Artefact Festival “This Rare Earth: Stories from Below”.

EU H2020 NEMO project secures funding by the EC

EU H2020 NEMO project secures funding by the EC

SIM² KU Leuven is delighted to announce that the four-year Horizon 2020 NEMO project, which stands for the “Near-zero-waste recycling of low-grade sulphidic mining waste for critical-metal, mineral and construction raw-material production in a circular economy”, has...

ELFM IV Symposium testimonial video now available

ELFM IV Symposium testimonial video now available

The ELFM IV organising committee is happy to share the 5-minute video of the 4th Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM IV) Symposium (February 5-6, 2018). The video integrates a large number of testimonials and diverse perspectives from the European Commission, academia,...

ETN & EIT Summer School “To mine or not to mine” Leuven

ETN & EIT Summer School “To mine or not to mine” Leuven

On September 10-12, 2018, the Summer School “To mine or not to mine – A multi-criteria assessment of the landfill mining of municipal and industrial solid waste deposits” is organised in Leuven (Novotel). The Summer School is a joint initiative of the EU Horizon 2020...

Symposium: Availability of raw materials from secondary sources

Symposium: Availability of raw materials from secondary sources

April, 24, 2018 Geneva (Switzerland) The Symposium reflects on the future availability of secondary raw materials and the need for a unifying global standard – the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC), to manage anthropogenic resources in a circular economy,...

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...

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EURELCO is an open, quadruple helix network that supports the required technological, legal, social, economic, environmental and organisational innovation with respect to the development and implementation of a Dynamic Landfill Management (DLM) framework. The DLM framework includes resource recovery-driven Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) as one of its most advanced components, thereby supporting the transition to a resource efficient, circular, low-carbon economy. Are you a relevant actor working on DLM or ELFM?

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