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LKAB and Boliden collaborate to recycle mining waste and create circular products

18 November 2021
The leading Swedish mining companies LKAB and Boliden have signed an agreement and will begin working together to investigate the possibility of extracting pyrite concentrate from mining waste at the Boliden Aitik mine, which LKAB will subsequently process into fossil-free sulphuric acid. The sulphuric acid will then be used in processes for extracting rare earth elements and phosphorus from LKAB’s mining waste.
ESS Construction Site

28% CO2 reduction using MagnaDense

16 November 2021
Using MagnaDense in the construction of one part of the research facility ESS saved 1,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions for the building, reducing 28% compared to using standard aggregates.

New soil conditioner helps boost soil health and improve yields with one application

15 November 2021
An innovative new soil treatment available for the first time to UK farmers, promises to balance soil pH and supply essential sulphur to soils in one easy, cost-effective application.
SMMART movie still

New technology for carbon dioxide-free asphalt is presented, but incentives are needed

20 October 2021
The SMMART project has developed technology for carbon dioxide-free heating of asphalt where magnetite and microwaves play an important role. The goal is to develop a commercially viable method for carbon dioxide-free asphalt production.
500 jobs created

500 jobs created when LKAB extracts critical minerals from mining waste

19 October 2021
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén's visit to Luleå today had the theme of new industrialisation and new green jobs in the north. Leif Boström, Senior Vice President, Business Area Special Products, disclosed that LKAB's investment in extracting phosphorus and rare earth elements will create more than 500 jobs.
Brunel Street - Gypsol

Vistry Partnerships select Gypsol on one of their largest regeneration sites in London

14 October 2021
LKAB Minerals is pleased to supply Gypsol on one of Vistry Partnerships most challenging projects in London.
Apatite concentrate in hand

A call for action to extract REE’s in Europe

13 October 2021
The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) has released its Action Plan to secure access to Rare Earths for European industry. It concludes that 95% of electric vehicles use rare earths in traction motors and that Europe does not have any rare earth extraction.
Calcifert sulphur

Lower EU limits for cadmium in food advantage for the production of sustainable mineral fertilisers

26 August 2021
The European Commission has adopted a regulation on new lower limit values for cadmium in certain foods, which could benefit LKAB's plans to extract phosphorus from mining waste.
Gypsol powder with LKAB logo

BBA Certification awarded to Gypsol Floor Screeds

16 July 2021
The British Board of Agrément (BBA) are the UK leading testing and certification body offering specialised technical approvals for construction products.