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.
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 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.