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Kick-off meeting SULTAN

EU Horizon 2020 MCSA-ETN SULTAN kicked off in Leuven on February 11, 2019. Key items on the SULTAN Kick-off event agenda: Introduction on project management, training, outreach Pitch presentations by ESRs on their background, project, host institute S/T introduction & WP parallel sessions Secondments Cafe On February 12, the SULTAN ESRs followed a soft-skills training on Non-violent communication On February 13, ...

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Selective REE recovery from bauxite residue slags

In the framework of ETN REDMUD, an integrated process was developed by KU Leuven and RWTH Aachen to selectively recover Fe and REEs from slags produced during smelting of bauxite residue. The work is published in Hydrometallurgy.

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5 Lessons learned from 2nd ELFM European Parliament Seminar

How is Europe going to deal with the legacy of more than 500,000 landfills? More than 50 experts debated this question during the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (November 20, 2018), which was hosted by Belgian MEP Hilde Vautmans (ALDE Group). A detailed analysis of this event has now been published as a ETN NEW-MINE Policy Brief, authored ...

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NEMO Consortium meets in Seville and visits Cobre Las Cruces (November 2018)

Between 6 and 8 November 2018, the second NEMO consortium meeting took place in Sevilla (Spain), 6 months after the NEMO project Kick-off (GD, 29.11.2018)   All NEMO Consortium partners gathered to discuss project progress and status. The main items on the agenda were: Progress and status for each work package (day 1 and day 3) Management Board meeting (day ...

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Networking on CRMs: NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER present!

On Monday 12 November 2018, the EU projects NEMO, CROCODILE and ETN DEMETER were presented at the second annual Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) Event. This event offered an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. It was co-organised by the European Commission, and the ...

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SULTAN researchers team is now complete

After a 4 months recruitment process, we are happy to announce that the ESRs team for the SULTAN project is now complete. A total number of 240 candidates applied for the 15 ESR positions. Candidates screening, several interviews, a recruiting event in Leuven and careful deliberation were needed to choose the fifteen researchers of the project. Please meet the 15 ...

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SULTAN Recruiting Event & pre-kick-off meeting

SULTAN Recruiting Event took place at Novotel, Leuven on October 18, 2018. The preselected candidates were invited to presented themselves, their background and their motivation and to asses their suitability for the ESR position they applied for. All ESR positions are now seized by 15 young researchers from all over the world. The recruiting event has been followed by the pre-kick-off meeting ...

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Register for 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP (20-11-2018)

Three years after the first ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament, a follow-up Seminar will take place on November 20, 2018, in the European Parliament (Brussels). The scope for the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP is broadened from landfill mining only to the development of a dynamic landfill management and mining strategy for Europe’s 500,000+ landfills. An impressive programme ...

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Welcome to SULTAN!

  SULTAN is the EU H2020 ETN project for the remediation and reprocessing of sulfidic mining waste sites, providing the first-ever training programme dedicated to the reprocessing of tailings for 15 researchers. SULTAN has pooled the interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise of leading EIT RawMaterials members, world-leading mining and chemical companies, covering all the links in the tailings-reprocessing value chain. Subscribe to our newsletter below to ...

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China to become net importer of some rare earths

As China’s insatiable demand for REEs continues to grow over the coming ten years, China’s domestic production will struggle to keep up in all scenarios examined herein, leading the nation to become a net importer of some REEs.

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