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About the NEMO project
NEMO is a EU H2020 Innovation Action project. Using a “4 PILOTS – 2 case-studies” concept, NEMO develops, demonstrates and exploits new ways to valorise sulphidic tailings.
JRC report on CRM recovery from mining waste & landfills
Recently, the EC’s Joint Research Centre (in Ispra) has published a milestone report on the recovery of critical (and other) raw materials (CRMs) from mining waste and landfills. The report builds on the conclusions that were obtained during two multi-stakeholder workshops in Brussels on May 16th, 2018: “Re-Mining of Mining Waste” and “Enhanced Landfill Mining”.
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Ensuring the Social License to Operate (SLO) concept is adaptive and resilient
“Ensuring that ‘Social License to Operate’ (SLO) is Adaptive and Resilient” was the topic of a workshop organized on 5-6 June 2019 (Brussels) by the MIREU project, in collaboration with the H2020 projects NEMO, CROCODILE and TARANTULA.
Approximately 50 participants discussed the drivers, barriers, and the opportunities and pitfalls of the SLO-concept. 
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Interviews with NEMO colleagues
Mika Paajanen
VTT, Finland
María Tripiana Serrano
Brecht Dewulf
KU Leuven, Belgium
Upcoming events:
How to define the impact of new technologies? A NEMO workshop on Sustainability assessment 
To recover metals from industrial by-products and residual streams, existing flowsheets must be adapted or new technologies developed. It is not easy to determine the economic, environmental and social impact of new technologies where data is only available on laboratory scale. And how much additional impact do we accept before resource recovery becomes worse than well-managed landfilling? A broad cluster of EU H2020 project aims to discuss these questions starting from the experiences in ongoing projects. Bottlenecks and potential solutions are presented, followed by an interactive debate. The workshop will take place a side event of the Raw Materials week. More info and registration here.

5th Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium
6 February, 2020, Leuven, Belgium: Exactly 2 years after ELFM IV, the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM V) will take place in Leuven (Belgium) on February 6, 2020. The event will further develop the lessons learned from the previous symposium, ELFM IV organised in February 2018, and from the 2nd seminar on ELFM in the European parliament. It is a one-day event featuring a high-quality, “beyond-science-only” programme on Dynamic Landfill Management and Enhanced Landfill Mining. Registration is now open and free of charge for a maximum of 75 participants on a first come first served basis. Register.

NEMO Satellite event on Public Acceptance at Raw Materials Week
Register now to participate to the satellite event on “Public Acceptance and Social Impact of Mining and Mineral Recycling in Europe” during the EU Raw Materials Week (Brussels, 22 Nov. 2019). A broad cluster of EU H2020 project will analyze the public acceptance of mining and recycling in Europe. Speakers from industry, governments, NGOs, local citizens, academia and international institutions will put forward their vision and debate the suggested policy recommendations for the European Commission. More info and registration here.
Related Projects: ETN SULTAN
First SULTAN video
Learn how ETN SULTAN researchers are working to transform mining waste (tailings) into valuable products.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 776846