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KU Leuven Institute SIM²: a new take on circular economy

KU Leuven Institute SIM²: a new take on circular economy

Recently, the KU Leuven Academic Council endorsed 4 official KU Leuven Institutes, including the KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals or, in short, “SIM²”. On May 13, 2020, the official KU Leuven website published the first formal SIM² interview: “A...
New video: The Missing Link of the Circular Economy 2.0

New video: The Missing Link of the Circular Economy 2.0

After four years of intensive interdisciplinary research, the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE project team developed and integrated cutting-edge, eco-friendly Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) technologies to valorise Europe’s 500,000+ landfills. Their groundbreaking...
The green transition challenged by the metal supply chain

The green transition challenged by the metal supply chain

The transition towards a climate neutral economy, as proposed by the European Green Deal, is highly resource intensive. Many challenges lie ahead to materialise this Green Deal. A broad cluster of EU Horizon 2020 projects, combined with several projects funded by...