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Enhanced Landfill Mining on the rise in Europe

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On February 6-8, 2017 two new EU projects on Enhanced Landfill Mining formally kicked off. In order to announce these two new projects (ETN NEW-MINE coordinated by SIM² KU Leuven & Interreg Europe COCOON) a widely attended press conference was held in Greenville, Houthalen, the location where also the flagship Closing the Circle project is situated. Several tv-reports were developed ...

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Open position for tailings project at KU Leuven

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Vacancy for a Post-doc (or PhD*) position for the SMART project – Sustainable Metal Extraction from Tailings Since the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution, the primary mining and metal processing industry has been and still is landfilling and/or stockpiling vast quantities of metal-containing tailings. Especially the older tailing ponds and associated landfills may represent an environmental and health liability. ...

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European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium..

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… is an open, quadruple helix network that supports the required innovation with respect to ELFM within the context of a transition to a resource efficient, circular, low-carbon economy. Currently, EURELCO has 58 organisations from 13 EU Member States as members. EURELCO is a network that: maps and shares information on the current level and future potential of Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) projects ...

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SIM MaRes SBO project “SMART” approved!

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SIM² KU Leuven is delighted to announce that its SBO project “SMART” has been formally approved by SIM & VLAIO. SMART stands for Sustainable Metal Extraction from Tailings SMART is a strategic basic research project within the long-term SIM MaRes programme on “Materials from Solid and Liquid Industrial Process Residues”. The SMART project, which was developed together with SIM KU ...

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