Waste and resource management
The main objective of this research area is to develop new knowledge, methods and tools (know-how) to support the acquisition and use of resources available in waste streams for the needs of waste management planning based on a circular economy model as well as for optimisation of the recovery of raw materials and energy.
The scope of our research includes:
- optimisation of processes in municipal waste management in order to increase the recovery of raw materials and energy,
- analysis of waste potential in terms of its use as a resource,
- safe management and disposal of waste coming from mechanical-biological treatment, incineration and waste formerly stored,
- reduction of environmental impact of products and reduction of waste using LCA tools and carbon footprint.
- Care4Waste – Caribbean-European Union Research Alliance 4 Better Waste Management (Horizon 2020/The National Centre for Research and Development)
- RESAT – European Resource Efficiency Self-Assessment Tool for SMEs (EASME COSME), subcontractor
- EREK – European Resource Efficiency Excellence Centre (European Commission)
- New_INNONET – The Near-Zero European Waste Innovation Network (FP7)
- DEMOCLOCK – Demonstration of a Cost Effective Medium Size Chemical Looping Combustion through Packed Beds Using Solid Hydrocarbons as Fuel for Power Production with CO2 Capture (FP7)
- THERMACO – Small Thermal Conductive Al-MMCs by casting (FP7)
- ECOPOL – Accelerating Eco-innovation Policies (CIP UE/PRO INNO Europe)
- IRCOW – Innovative Strategies for High-Grade Material Recovery from Construction and Demolition Waste (FP7)
- BioSuck – Decision Support System on Optimised Waste Collection by Vacuum Technology with Simultaneous Production of Bioenergy from Wastes (ERA-NET SUSFOOD)