ReNEW

To build a trans-national, cross-sector innovation network transforming the waste sector of North West Europe by improved innovation in the recovery of valuable resources.

Period: 

01/2013 to 06/2015

Budget: 

€4 859 329.00
The project aims to build a dynamic trans-national, cross-sector innovation network, transforming the waste sector of North West Europe by improved innovation in the recovery of valuable resources. It will stimulate the collaboration of researchers and SMEs together with public bodies in North West Europe working to develop recovery processes meeting future market needs and will accelerate innovation through a series of targeted support measures in an “innovation pipeline” which will select the most promising processes and support their development, exploitation and commercialisation. Process innovations will provide a route for sourcing, e.g. platform chemicals, phosphate, heavy metals and other secondary raw materials, thus decreasing the burden for their extraction from the natural environment. Innovations for optimising emerging processing and extraction processes will be demonstrated at pilot-scale using local waste streams. Business experts will assist with process commercialisation, enabling companies to take advantage of lead markets identified though the project. Overall the project will contribute to transformation of the waste sector in NWE.

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