Sustainable processing of Europe's low-grade sulphidic and lateritic nickel/cobalt ores and tailings into battery-grade metals

1st ENICON Capacity Building Seminar 2-3 October 2023

The ENICON ( Horizon Europe funded research project, organizes the 1st Capacity Building Seminar, on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2023.

The target group of the seminar involves mainly graduate and post graduate students and early stage researchers, however all students and researchers in topics related to ENICON’s objectives are welcome.

The seminar will take place at the Technical University of Crete’s Campus, Greece, in a hybrid format. Four lectures will be given by Prof. Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven), Prof. M. Konsolakis (TUC), Dr. Arne Peys (VITO) and Dr. George Bartzas (ΤUC), who are experts in their fields.

A zoom link will be provided to the registered participants after the closing of the registration period.

The detailed program is the following:

Prof. Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven) The 12 Principles of Circular Hydrometallurgy


9.00 – 11.00 (CET)

Dr. Arne Peys (VITO)

Matrix valorization of mining and process residues: what to do with the rest of the material after extracting 1% of valuable metals


13.00 – 15.00 (CET)

Prof. M. Konsolakis (TUC) Rational design of Ni- and Co-based catalysts for energy transition and environmental sustainability


9.00  – 11.00 (CET)

Dr. George Bartzas (ΤUC)Environmental challenges of nickel metal industry through life cycle assessment


13.00 – 15.00 (CET)

If you are interested, please register using the form below, until 20/09/2023.

ENICON Capacity Building Seminar #1

The seminar will take place at the Technical University of Crete’s Campus, Greece, in a hybrid format, on 2-3 October 2023

  • Please justify your interest with 1-2 sentences
  • The number of participants is limited, so please register early to ensure you have a spot (which will be granted on a first come, first served basis)!