Why restricting lead (Pb) metallurgy is a bad idea

Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm metallurgical background on its crucial role in the Circular Economy, the EU ETN SOCRATES team has just published a new Policy Brief.

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Denis Gontcharov for president of EIT Raw Materials Alumni

Denis Gontcharov, a graduate of EIT Labelled Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA), which train the entrepreneurs for the future circular economy, has been nominated as president of the EIT RawMaterials Alumni Board.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven colleague: Katarzyna Janusz

Katarzyna Janusz is a project manager at the Materials Engineering Department. She coordinates the EIT Labelled Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA), which is SIM² KU Leuven’s future-oriented education flagship.

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24 students take on the (EIT RawMaterials) SUMA challenge

The EIT-labelled Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA) welcomed 24 enthusiastic students in September 2018. This 3rd cohort is the biggest cohort for SUMA so far, with selected candidates coming from all over the world.

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SUMA is on social media

The start of the new academic year welcomed 24 ambitious and enthusiastic SUMA students spread around various SUMA tracks. For the coming 2 years they are going to study different aspects of sustainable materials taking part in lectures, intensive lab sessions as well as they will have an opportunity to meet professionals working in companies […]

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Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in CHARMING

The EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN CHARMING consortium is looking for a dynamic team of 15 bright and enthusiastic PhD students. The call for applicants is now officially open. PhD candidates need to apply on-line through the CHARMING application tool. The deadline for on-line applications is October 15, 2018.  On-line Recruitment Procedure (APPLY HERE) All applications […]

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Students establish metal packaging recycling rate

Belgium and more specifically Flanders has a long tradition of separate collection and recycling of municipal solid waste (MSW). Along with Germany and Austria, its MSW recycling rates are of the highest of all EU member states. According to data reported by FostPlus, the overall Belgian recycling rate of household metal packaging is almost 100%. […]

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Apply for EIT RM Master in Sustainable Materials

The Master programmes in Sustainable Materials (SUMA) are inviting students to register for this challenging programme on sustainable materials.

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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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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation