ELFM IV (February 2018): Six lessons learned

ELFM IV (February 2018): Six lessons learned

[fusion_text]On 5 and 6 February 2018 the 4th International Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM IV) Symposium took place in Mechelen, Belgium. The event was a success: more than 150 attendees; diverse, high-quality lectures by both senior and junior ELFM actors; strong...
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,...
The rare-earth element Balance Problem revisited

The rare-earth element Balance Problem revisited

Following their previous, widely-cited work with respect to the rare-earth element Balance Problem, Prof. Binnemans and colleagues have just published a thorough update of this key issue in a review article in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. The paper is a...
Umicore announces battery production investments

Umicore announces battery production investments

On February 8, 2018, Umicore, the Belgian materials technology group, reported that net profit rose 15% to 267 million euro in 2017, driven by the rapid growth of the demand for rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles. CEO Marc Grynberg said: “Global demand for...
ELFM IV Symposium book has been released

ELFM IV Symposium book has been released

The ELFM IV organising committee is happy to share the full pdf of the 4th Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM IV) Symposium Book (February 2018). ELFM IV offers a total of 50 papers, grouped according to 4 thematic categories: (1) Geophysics, remediation, pre-processing...
Critical raw materials: a C2W feature article

Critical raw materials: a C2W feature article

C2W, the Dutch Journal for Chemistry and Life Sciences, has published a feature article on the EU List of Critical Raw Materials (Nr. 1, 2018, 18-21). SIM² KU Leuven provided its view on this crucial issue for Europe. The Journalist Marga Van Zundert interviewed a...