Collaboration is the key to the success of the ReNEW project and this is highlighted in a number of significant projects with partners from across North West Europe.
Researchers from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and National University of Ireland Galway worked together on two projects - whey rich diary waste and waste paper.
VITO also worked with Centre Terre et Pierre (CTP) and the University of Duisburg Essen (UDE) on valorisation of stainless steel slag by selective Cr recovery and carbonation of the matrix material.
A project on the recovery of valuable metals from anthropogenic deposits was carried out by researchers from University of Limerick, VITO, CTP and UDE.
Meanwhile, Queen’s were involved in two projects; researchers worked with the Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy (TCBB) on low energy pelletisation of ash residues, while the University of Limerick joined forces with them to develop valuable products from tree barks.
As part of sharing expertise across partners three technical meeetings were also held in December 2014 in Limerick, Galway and Belgium.
Technology Foresight Workshop
The aim of the Technology Foresight Workshop (TFW), held in Germany in April 2013, was to identify processes for the future of resource recovery and ensure the appropriate focus of the project.