“Make no mistake. The tsunami of cheap, subsidised Chinese Electric Vehicles is coming. Europe seems to have been sleepwalking into an abyss.”, that’s the opening statement of SIM²’s new documentary “The Nordic challenge: from mine to Electric Vehicle” in collaboration with the ENICON and EXCEED EU projects.
The rare-earth element neodymium, which is becoming increasingly important for the green energy transition, was successfully electrodeposited at ambient temperatures from fluorine-free organic electrolytes.
A European mine to EV value chain? Pipe dream or a resounding “yes, we can!”. Find out in this Trends Talk with Peter Tom Jones (26 August 2023, Kanaal Z). A 30-minute hard-talk interview about our dangerous reliance on China.
In the framework of the HE ENICON projects, SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers Lommelen & Binnemans developed a molecular thermodynamic model for the solvent extraction of minerals acids using TBP.
Binnemans & Jones published a new position paper in JSM: “Ionic Liquids and Deep-Eutectic Solvents in Extractive Metallurgy: Mismatch Between Academic Research and Industrial Applicability”. Here we publish some testimonials.
On the 10th of February, 2023, the ECOBAT team of young, enthusiastic researchers got together in Louvain-la-Neuve for the second ECOBAT project meeting. The meeting was hosted by prof. Alexandru Vlad and the UCL team. During the day-long meeting, the researchers from...
The SOLVOMET Group is delighted to announce the publication of its long-awaited position paper “The Twelve Principles of Circular Hydrometalllurgy” in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.
The closing EU CROCODILE video has been released. Featuring Nand Peeters (KU Leuven), Flavia Forte (Eco Recycling) and Zhangqi Wang (Accurec), the video covers the recycling value chain for the recovery and refining of Co from spent Li-ion batteries.
On October 20, 2022, the documentary “Responsible Mining in Europe: A new paradigm to counter climate change” was officially launched. Here we provide an overview of testimonials as obtained from various experts worldwide.
On September 6th, 2022, the ECOBAT project conducted its kick-off meeting in Leuven, Belgium. The project is implemented by KU Leuven, UC Louvain, University of Bonn and University of Namur. An EOS (Excellence of Science) project, ECOBAT will investigate the...