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Video report on Interreg RAWFILL’s mid-term event in Cuves (FR)

Video report on Interreg RAWFILL’s mid-term event in Cuves (FR)

Recently the mid-term event of the Interreg RAWFILL project took place in Cuves (France). More than 40 participants discussed the first results on the enhanced landfill inventory structure and the decision support tool, and the use of geophysical methods to select the most profitable landfill mining projects.

JRC report on CRM recovery from mining waste & landfills

JRC report on CRM recovery from mining waste & landfills

The EC’s Joint Research Centre has published a milestone report on the recovery of cricial raw materials (CRMs) from mining waste and landfills. SIM² KU Leuven & EURELCO coordinator Peter Tom Jones discusses the key conclusions of the report.

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.

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...

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...

Welcome to EURELCO

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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