EURELCO Newsletter #10 - September 2016

15 PhD students selected for EU H2020 MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE

On 6 September 2016 the official recruitment event took place in Leuven for EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE, the first ever Horizon 2020 project dealing with Enhanced Landfill Mining. From an initial list of 182 eligible NEW-MINE candidates, 29 were preselected for the Recruitment Event where they were interviewed by 20 NEW-MINE Supervisors.

After a lengthy deliberation the Recruitment Committee selected the 15 winning candidates, who are set to start their research around November 2016. No positions were left open. The official kick-off meeting will take place in Leuven on 7 February 2017. The meeting will be combined with a General Assembly meeting of the EURELCO network.


Merger Shanks and Van Gansewinkel

Our partner Shanks forms a new European waste collection and recycling alliance with Van Gansewinkel. Both companies have signed a preliminary agreement. It is expected that the potential merger could be completed before the end of this year.

Paradigms on landfill mining

EURELCO researchers from the Nordic & Baltic countries published an excellent review paper on the historical evolution of landfill mining paradigms. The paper addresses both economic feasibility and ecosystems revitalisation aspects.

Hot-stage design of plasmastone

PLASMAT is a Flemish funded project targeting the conversion of excavated landfilled waste into a clean plasmastone slag that is upcycled to high added value building materials and integrates a Waste-to-Materials focus with APP’s Waste-to-Energy approach.
Learn more about the project >

Animation film on recycling HEVs

The DEMETER project aims to develop eco-friendly recycling methods for the present generation of HEVs while also developing novel motor designs (based on Design-for-Reuse/Recycling) for the new generation of HEVs.
Enjoy the video >
19/09/2016 - 21/09/2016: ISWA World Congres, Serbia
22/09/2016 - 23/09/2016: Workshop on material recovery from landfills, Serbia
08/11/2016 - 11/11/2016: Recy & DepoTech, Austria
21/11/2016 - 23/11/2016: 10th Eco-Tech conference, Sweden
03/04/2017 - 05/04/2017: 5th International Slag Valorisation Symposium, Belgium
28/05/2017 - 31/05/2017: The 2nd Conference on European Rare Earth Resources , Greece

More information >
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