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On the Top of a Landfill – At the Start of a Project

Visiting an old part of the landfill in Mont-Saint-Guibert that is already closed: Geophysical measurements are planned at this location.

During the last weeks we were planning the upcoming geophysical field work at two different landfill sites, the landfill site close to Mont-Saint-Guibert and the Remo landfill in Houthalen-Helchteren, both located in Belgium. We, that is me and my two supervisors Professor Marc van Meirvenne and Ellen van de Vijver, all work at Ghent university at the department of soil ...

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Taking a sensor based sorting machine into operation

Figure 2: Sensor based sorting machine at the AVAW, Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Nowadays the waste everybody causes is collected and mechanically processed in treatment plants with state of the art technology. Such machines can be screens, magnetic and sensor based sorting technologies as well as ballistic separators or windsifters. But these high-end machines are not used in the field of landfill mining yet. One of the main tasks of work package 1 ...

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Work package 4 ensures the multi-criteria assessment for integrated Enhanced Landfill Mining concepts and technologies

New-mine WP4

Goooood day, hi and hello. We are the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of WP4 of the NEW-MINE project. We represent the last WP and could be considered a little bit outside the box, if you will. While most of our colleagues have to deal with different technologies of Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) and do research on specific topics along the ...

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It’s all about gasification! WP2 presents itself!

Interrelationships in WP2

Hi! We are the ESRs of the second work package of the new-mine project (WP2), and we study plasma-driven gasification, solar-driven gasification and hybrid combinations. Our main objective is to convert the inflammable waste fraction from the excavated landfills (what we call RDF – Refuse-Derived Fuel fraction) into a clean synthetic gas (syngas) with a high concentrated hydrogen to be ...

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Visit to the ‘Solid Recovered Fuel’ (SRF) plant and landfill from Shanks Belgium

Taking samples from the landfill

Part of NEW-MINE´s first steps, a delegation, composed of partner companies (Stadler and Group Machiels), supervisors and the young researchers of WP1, visited two operational sites of Shanks Belgium. The visited sites are a SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel) production plant located nearby the city of Ghent and a landfill situated in Mont-Saint-Guibert. The purpose of these visits was, on the ...

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Happy Mother Earth day!

mother earth day

At the occasion of International Mother Earth day, we share some reflections on how the ETN NEW-MINE wants to contribute to a more sustainable future.  In this day, try to close your eyes and remember the beautiful nature that is all around us. Remember the smell, the colours, and the sounds of it. The beautiful landscapes that surround us. “Pachamama”, ...

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Different perspectives on enhanced landfill mining meet and greet

NEW-MINE researchers meet 'De Locals'

NEW-MINE researchers meet the ‘De Locals’ group.  Two Asians, four Latinos and eight Europeans walk on an abandoned coal mine… What sounds like the beginning of a joke was the actual Kick-Off event of the NEW-MINE project. Below we will briefly describe our impressions about this event and focus on an inspiring evening with ‘De Locals’, but you can also check ...

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Ready? Set! GO! The NEW-MINE project kicks off!

kickoff

Dear readers, Here is our first blog article: some impressions about the kick-off event! The NEW-MINE Kick-Off Event took place at the Greenville Center of Cleantech in Houthalen, Belgium. Greenville is an incubator for green technology offering a range of services. The incubator is located on an old coal mine, where you can actually learn a lot about Limburgs´ mining ...

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