EURELCO Newsletter #9 - June 2016

15 open Phd positions in first ever EU H2020 project on Enhanced Landfill Mining

Early May 2016 the European Commission formally granted the EU Horizon 2020 NEW-MINE project with a record-breaking score of 97,6%. NEW-MINE - the “EU Training Network for Resource Recovery through Enhanced Landfill Mining” - is the first ever Horizon 2020 R&D project targeting Enhanced Landfill Mining.

The NEW-MINE consortium is now looking for a total of 15 bright PhD students ("Early Stage Researchers"). Applicants can submit their candidacy through the on-line application tool of the NEW-MINE project (deadline: 30 July 2016). The recruitment procedure is described in detail in the application files and involves a high profile Recruitment Event in Leuven, Belgium (Novotel, 6 September 2016). Recruited PhD students are set to start their research around October-November 2016. 

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EURELCO member: Tractebel

With about 4,400 employees around the world, Tractebel Engineering is a leading international engineering consultancy company, and offers state-of-the-art engineering and consulting solutions to energy, water and infrastructure customers in the private and public sector.

A simulation model for landfill mining

Austrian researchers published in Waste Management & Research a new simulation model for landfill mining, which allows to identify the quantities/qualities of the outputs that can be recovered by mining and processing of excavated waste

COCOON submitted

A policy-oriented Interreg Europe project on Landfill Management was successfully submitted by the COCOON-EURELCO partnership. Coordinated by i-Cleantech Flanders, the partnership unites 8 partners from 6 EU regions
Read the public abstract here >

Animation film on red mud landfills

KU Leuven launched a brand new animation film on the zero-waste valorization of red mud (bauxite residue) landfills, featuring former MTV Star Ray Cokes. The film reveals how the red mud problem can be turned into a resource opportunity
Enjoy the video >

European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue

To tackle its (critical) raw material dependency, Europe needs comprehensive strategies based on sustainable primary mining, substitution and recycling. Freshly produced flows and stocks of landfilled industrial residues such as mine tailings, non-ferrous slag and bauxite residue (BR) can provide major amounts of critical metals and, concurrently, minerals for low-carbon building materials. The European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (REDMUD) therefore targets the vast streams of new and stockpiled BR in the EU-28. 

The aim of this Summer School is to bring 50-60 PhD students and postdocs together to learn and discuss about the Production of aluminium and the zero-waste valorisation of bauxite residue (red mud). The summer school consists of 12 lectures (60 min lecture + 30 min of Q&A). The lecturers are world class experts.

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