Urban mining with liquid-free recovery of noble metals


One goal of the CloseLoop research consortium is to improve the recovery processes of valuable raw materials from sources that are currently uneconomic.

Safety of Lithium ion batteries


In recent years, lithium ion batteries have received lots of publicity and been discussed in media – in both positive and negative context.

Challenges and opportunities of utilising secondary raw materials


There are several advantages in safe and enhanced utilisation of secondary raw materials, especially side streams and residual materials.

Petter Forsström Best Paper Award of Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers to CloseLoop author team



Finland seeks a leading role in the European battery market

The demand for batteries will grow more than tenfold from 2015 to 2020,

Greetings from Freiberg


I am currently in a three month stay in Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), from November 2017 to end of January 2018.

Consumers Can Be Enablers Towards More Circular Economy


Circular economy has recently become a central mean to strive for ecological sustainability of our economic and industrial systems, both in political and expert discussions.

Material design strategies for secondary raw materials and residues with case examples


Long known earlier generations’ ideas and habits can be utilized during circular economy transition from the times of shortage of materials and products.

Circular economy needs mapping of the uncharted chemical territories


Use of computational methods in process and materials technology has been increasing over several decades with the introduction of new methods following the increasing numeric capacity of computers.

Companies make circular economy happen


Investments in businesses in circular economy solutions is  the most important factor in the realization of circular economy in Finland – consumers are expected to contribute also