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The results from the MSP-REFRAM project (Multi-Stakeholder Platform for a Secure Supply of Refractory Metals in Europe) are now available.  Refractory metals (tungsten, tantalum, rhenium, molybdenum and niobium) are highly strategic metals today, and are mainly imported from a limited number of countries. The European primary production remains...

MEC2017 is the second joined conference, consisting of XIII International Conference on Non-Ferrous Ore Processing, XXII International Conference of Mineral Processing and LIV Symposium of Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing. The annual meeting is aimed at promotion of effective collaboration between business and academia. You will have...

In close collaboration with the Belgian Science Foundations FWO and FNRS, Umicore will award the Umicore Materials Technology Award 2017 – with a value of 10,000 euros. This prize is intended for young researchers who have obtained a PhD degree at a recognised university (worldwide)...

MSP-Refram Final Conference After one year of studies and analyses, the MSP-Refram partners came together on 9-10 March in Brussels to share the main results and conclusions of their work. The final project conference aimed at answering the following questions: Why are tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium and rhenium important to our society?What...

After one year of studies and analyses, the MSP-Refram partners came together on 9-10 March in Brussels to share the main results and conclusions of their work. The final project conference aimed at answering the following questions: Why are tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium and rhenium important to our society? What...

The International Solvent Extraction Conference (ISEC), which is held alternately every 3 years, is one of the major solvent extraction events worldwide. This unique meeting provides the opportunity for researchers to present papers and discuss applications and developments in the theory and practice of solvent...

This year 2017 has started on a good note for TrisKem International. The company has been awarded an ‘Oscar’ for its international development during the ‘Oscars of Ille-et-Vilaine’ ceremony on the 9th of February. TrisKem’s multicultural team speaks 7 languages fluently. Its scientific team has an...

MSP-REFRAM organised its second workshop in Brussels from 27-29 September 2016. Building on the results and feedback collected during the first workshop, it opened discussions on potential innovation pathways that optimise the balance between resource availability and usage. The event gathered 30 participants, including experts who...

For over 30 years the International Mine Water Association (IMWA) has provided a forum for international discussion on mine water and mine drainage issues. A global congress every three years is an important part of this work. It brings together more than 300 academics, professionals...

PROMETIA was very busy last week! The week kicked off on Monday 28 November with the 3rd MSP-REFRAM workshop that addressed the potential limitations and barriers to the implementation of innovative refractory metals value chains. The most challenging issue seems to be primary mining with varying...

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