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Keeping Up with the Circular Loop

Circular economy: adopting a four R’s policy (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) and “keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times”.

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Biomining: what does it mean?

BIOMINING: What does microbiology have to do with metal extraction or mine wastes? How do they match? Biomining is the technical extraction of metals from ores, mineral concentrates and waste materials by microbial activity.

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What are Critical Raw Materials?

Dear readers, My name is Srećko and I am currently located in Leuven where I am doing my PhD as part of SULTAN project. I am ESR (Early Stage Researcher) 2 and also the 2nd Croatian writing a blog for the project (Hint: Read Maja’s blog (ESR 7) if you want to know how many Croatians are in the project, or ...

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Critical raw materials: our modern and daily life

Countries accounting for largest share of global supply of CRMs

"I realized that a significative number of people doesn’t know about how the spoons we use, or our daily tools for work, the machinery in the streets, technological apparatus such as cell phones and computers need mining and industries related to supply the needs of our developing society" - Alexandra Gomez Escobar, MSCA fellow, researcher in H2020 ETN SULTAN project

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KU Leuven SOLVOMET visit

After SULTAN Kick-off meeting, ESRs were invited to visit the labs in the geology and chemistry buildings at KU Leuven. SOLVOMET visit Centre for Solvometallurgy (SOLVOMET) at KU Leuven Campus Arenberg III in the Leuven Chem&Tech building where dr. Nerea Rodriguez kindly greeted us and took us on a tour of the Centre, showing us the SOLVOMET laboratories and equipment. ...

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KU Leuven GEO-INSTITUTE visit

From 11th to 13th February, the SULTAN program Kick-off meeting was held in Leuven, where all partners and early stage researchers (ESRs) had the opportunity to meet each other and share information about the different work packages and the state of the research. On the third day, the ESRs were invited to visit the labs in the geology and chemistry ...

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