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Near-zero-waste recycling of low-grade sulphidic mining waste for critical-metal, mineral and construction raw-material production in a circular economy

Deliverables

NEMO website

Related to task 8.3.2 and task 8.3.3. External communication through a smart phone-friendly, responsive Project Website, continuously updated by KU Leuven and smartly aligned with other news feeds (SIM² KU Leuven, EIT RawMaterials, EURELCO etc.). NEMO website will also centralise all relevant peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, conference papers and technical articles.

Report on legislative/regulative requirements for (1) transport and processing of mining residues in the EU and (2) construction product standards and certification procedures

The report will list the requirements and procedures for shipping of processed tailing residues in/among partner countries and in the EU in general. In addition, the end-product requirements for the targeted construction materials in terms of CEN standardisation and certification will be compiled.

Dissemination and communication plan

Related to task 8.3.1. A holistic dissemination and communication plan that answers WHO will receive WHAT, HOW and WHEN. The plan includes a vision on how to use and disseminate the NEMO project results, during and after the lifetime of the project.

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Publications

The Effects of Milling and pH on Co, Ni, Zn and Cu Bioleaching from Polymetallic Sulfide Concentrate

Author(s): Jarno Mäkinen, Tiina Heikola, Marja Salo, Päivi Kinnunen
Published in: Minerals, 11/3, 2021, Page(s) 317, ISSN 2075-163X
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/min11030317

Bioleaching of cobalt from sulfide mining tailings; a mini-pilot study

Author(s): Jarno Mäkinen, Marja Salo, Mohammad Khoshkhoo, Jan-Eric Sundkvist, Päivi Kinnunen
Published in: Hydrometallurgy, 196, 2020, Page(s) 105418, ISSN 0304-386X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2020.105418

The Social Licence to Operate and the legitimacy of resource extraction

Author(s): Marieke Meesters, Piet Wostyn, Judith van Leeuwen, Jelle Hendrik Behagel, Esther Turnhout
Published in: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 49, 2021, Page(s) 7-11, ISSN 1877-3435
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2020.11.002