Research Projects

(1) 2016-20 Metal Recovery from Low Grade Ores and Wastes (METGROW PLUS) HZ 2020 project. Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

Project coordinator: J Mäkinen, J. Salminen, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

19 beneficiaries                                                                           7 911 463 € (80 000 € to KU Leuven)

 

(2) 2014-18 European Training Network for Zero-waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (Red Mud) (REDMUD)  MSCA-ETN project. 15 ESR

Project coordinator: Prof. K Binnemans, KU Leuven

9 beneficiaries and 4 partners                                               3 720 893€ (1 002 240 € to KU Leuven)

 

(3) 2014-17 Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s Rare Earth ore deposits (EURARE) EU FP7 project. Large-scale integrating project

Project coordinator: Prof. Ioannis Paspaliaris, National Technical University of Athens, NTUA

23 beneficiaries and 6 partners                                              9 000 000 € (700 000 € to KU Leuven)

 

(4) 2014-17 GOA Rare Earth Project: New technologies for separation. Internal KU Leuven project

Project coordinator: Prof. Koen Binnemans                        1 000 000 € KU Leuven

 

(5) 2014-16 Industrial Research Fund Knowledge Platform on Rare Earth Recycling (IOF-KP RARE3) Internal KU Leuven project

Project coordinator: Prof. Koen Binnemans                       800 000 € KU Leuven

 

(6) 2012 Study of the function of materials Compound of natural CLAY-sand as retarding and attenuating agents of the spreading of polluted discharge. CMT2011-24025. Ministry of Science & Innovation, Spain

Principal researcher (N researchers): J Cuevas (6)           12 000 €

Partners: 6

 

(7) 2011-13 PEBS project Long-term Performance of the Engineered Barrier System, forming part of the FP7 Euratom programme. Fission-2009-1.1.1. Grant agreement FP7 249681. EC

Principal researcher: J Cuevas (7 from UAM)                     72 750 €

Partners: AITEMIN, CIEMAT, CIMNE, DM Iberia, ENRESA, UAM, UDC (Spain); ANDRA (France); BGR (Germany); BRIUG (China); Clay Technology, NAGRA, SKB, TK Consult (Sweden); Solexperts (Switzerland); GRS (Germany, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Technical Inspection Organisations and the Germanischer Lloy)

 

(8) 2007-10 Contaminants Diffusion in the Urban Landfills Barriers and its Evolution over Time. Project I+D+i A113/2007/3-02.6. Ministry of the Environment, Spain

Principal researcher (N researchers): J Cuevas (12)         394 035 €

Partners: GEOCISA SA, UAM, CEDEX

 

(9) 2007-08 Study of the alteration area of reference bentonite during the degradation of concrete. EC Contract FIKW-CT2000-0028. Forming part of the 6th integrated project NFpro (Near Field project) 2004-2007. Understanding physical and numerical modelling of the key processes in the near-field, and their coupling, for different host rocks and repository strategies. EC, ENRESA

Principal researcher: J Cuevas (5 from UAM)                     142 500 €

Partners: AITEMIN, CIEMAT, CIMNE, ENRESA, ENVIROS SPAIN, INASMET, UDC (Spain); CHALMERS, Claytech, KTH, SKB, STUDSVIK, UUP (Sweden); NAGRA, PSI (Switzerland); POSIVA, VTT (Finland); SCK, CEN, NIRAS/ONDRAF (Belgium); ANDRA, ARMINES, CEA; CNRS DR10, Gd R FOR PRO, IRSN, BGR, BUTEC, FZR, GRS, IfG, JGUM, TUC (Germany); FS-CU (Czech Republic); NRG, UTR (Netherlands); GSL, NERC-BGS, NIREX, QUINTESSA, SERCO (UK); EC,JRC,ITU (EU)

 

(10) 2006-07 Project MEDAS 21: Measures against the exclusion and unemployment in Coastal Areas. EQUAL ES-ES211. European Commission.

Principal researcher: A Molina Garcia                                    3 500 000 €

Partners: Algor Consulting SL, AMFAR, AENOR, Coasts Head Office of the Environmental Ministry, Escuela Superior de Gestión Comercial y Marketing, Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero, Grupo TRAGSA, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Regional Council for the Environment of Galicia, among others