The EU invest heavily in innovation projects for a circular economy. This event, that took place on March 24th, gave access to a wide range of EU-funded circular economy innovation projects and deep-dived on what this may mean for you. During this event we brought together policy makers, representatives from industry and academia who communicated on a wide range of EU-funded innovations to contribute to a circular economy.
Learn about innovations in the following areas:
- Innovative recycling
- Plastics and textile circularity
- Green automotive innovations
After the opening each EU project will give a presentation guided by the following questions:
- overall objective of the project and timelines
- what innovation is the project about
- what will this project change in our future economy
- what is the status of the project on achievements and upcoming progress.
10:00 -10:05 Introduction and Welcome
10:05 – 11:15 CisuFlo
10:15 – 10:26 ALMA
10:26 – 10:37 Multicycle
10:37 – 10:48 DECOAT
10:48 – 10:59 HereWear
10:59 – 11:10 NewCotton
11:10 – 11:21 Remadyl
11.21 – 11.32 LEVIS
11:32 – 12:00 Roundtable discussion
Please email email@example.com if you would like to join. You will receive an email with the link to join 1 hour prior to the start of the event.
Anyone interested in learning more about the wide range of EU-funded circular economy innovation projects.
Tooling and registration
The event is freely available and will be held via Zoom.
EU-funded circular economy innovation projects that present themselves in this online event
ALMA will develop a novel battery electric vehicle (BEV) structure for a passenger car with 45% weight reduction potential compared to current baseline at affordable costs.
MultiCycle will deliver an industrial recycling pilot plant for fossil and bio-based thermoplastic multilayer packaging and fibre reinforced composites using a novel solvent based selective extraction process which allows recovering pure plastics and additives in mixed wastes for their later reprocessing into value-added applications.
DECOAT will enable circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’, which are typically not recyclable yet. Novel triggerable smart polymer material systems and the corresponding recycling processes will be developed.
Over a three-year period, textile waste is collected and sorted, and regenerated into a new, man-made cellulosic fiber that looks and feels like cotton – a “new cotton” – using Infinited Fiber Company’s textile fiber regeneration technology.
CISUFLO’s overall goal is to minimize the environmental impact of the EU flooring sector, by setting up a systemic framework for circular and sustainable floor coverings taking into account both technical feasibility and socio-economic factors.
REMADYL aims at recycling the so-called “old PVC”, i.e. PVC additivated with hazardous legacy substances (LS). This “old PVC” constitutes most of current hard (e.g. window frames, tubes) and soft (e.g. flooring or cables) PVC post-consumer waste. Recovered PVC will reduce incineration and landfilling.
LEVIS’ aim is to develop lightweight components for electric vehicles using eco-design and circular approaches. Our consortium – built by industrial and research partners from seven countries – envisages to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of producing these components in three real-case demonstrators at a large scale: a suspension arm, a battery box set and a cross car beam.
HEREWEAR aims for a holistic approach to establishing a market in the EU for locally-produced textiles made from locally-sourced bio-based materials
Senior Consultant at TNO, The Netherlands
Lien Van Der Schueren
Research Scientist at Centexbel
PhD. Materials Engineer, Responsible R&D Composites and Adhesives, ITAINNOVA
Dr Martin Schlummer
Senior Scientist at Fraunhover IVV
Manager EU Research at Centexbel
Associate Professor at Aalto University
Ine De Vilder
Research Scientist at Centexbel
Isabel De Schrijver
R&D Manager Plastic Characterization, Processing and Recycling (PCPR) + Functional Thermoplastic Textiles (FTT)
LCA specialist, Cenex Nederland, Cenex Nederland
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