Author Archives: Piet Wostyn

NEW-MINE at Ecomondo – the Green Technologies Expo in Italy.

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During a session at the Ecomondo – Green Technologies Expo – prof. Enrico Bernardo presented his research about the recovery of resources through enhanced landfill mining, part of the NEW-MINE project. The event was organized from November 7-10, 2017 in Rimini (Italy) by the Interdepartmental Centers for Industrial Research on “Energy and Environment” of the University of Bologna, the Division ...

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ESR in the picture: Patricia Rabelo Monich at University of Padova

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On the occasion of highlighting the innovative research of the NEW-MINE project, one of our ESRs, Patricia Rabelo Monich, was featured in a special edition of the newsletter of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padova where she presented her research on “Up-cycling of Vitreous Residues from Thermal Conversion of Landfill Waste in Highly Porous Glass-Ceramics”. Patricia started ...

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Early bird registration deadline ELFM IV: December, 1st, 2017

The fourth international symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining takes place on February 5 & 6, 2018.

Over the past few years Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) has gained considerable momentum, as corroborated by the initiation of three EU-funded ELFM-related projects (ETN NEW-MINE, Interreg RAWFILL and COCOON), the rise of EURELCO, widespread press attention and the recent endorsement of the ELFM concept in the “waste package”, which was formally approved by the European Parliament on March 14, 2017. ...

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Third Network-wide Event takes place in Belgium

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The third Network-wide Event of ETN NEW-MINE takes place in Belgium from 5 till 9 February 2018. The first two days, Monday and Tuesday, the fourth Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium is organised in Mechelen. On Wednesday, several side-activities are offered. Finally, on Thursday and Friday, the NEW-MINE consortium gathers to review the project’s progress. During the ELFM Symposium on February ...

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The action begins: Digging for waste

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After some months of hard work, planning and coordinating all necessary activities, the work package 1 (WP1) began with the first field landfill mining activities at a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill located in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium. This was possible due to the smooth collaboration between Renewi Belgium S.A. (operator of the landfill), Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH and the research fellows from ...

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All about characterization: May the Force be with New-Miners

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Manufacturing industries’ challenges and needs are powerful driving forces to stimulate scientific innovation. The industrial exploitation of scientific knowledge is a key aspect of modern research and constitute a highway to transfer scientific breakthroughs and discoveries back into society in the form of advanced products and services. Promoting this symbiotic relation is at the core of many European research programs ...

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Early bird registration deadline ELFM IV: December 1st, 2017

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Over the past few years Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) has gained considerable momentum, as corroborated by the initiation of three EU-funded ELFM-related projects (ETN NEW-MINE, Interreg RAWFILL and COCOON), the rise of EURELCO, widespread press attention and the recent endorsement of the ELFM concept in the “waste package”, which was formally approved by the European Parliament on March 14, 2017. ...

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Development and environmental impact assessment of Plasmastone based glass-ceramics

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I am ESR12 and I am doing my PhD at University of Padova (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Bernardo. The focus of my PhD is to develop glass-ceramics (i.e. materials from controlled crystallization of glasses) made with slags and ashes originated from the processing and conversion of the excavated landfill waste. Currently, I am working with a vitrified ...

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ESR in the picture: Cristina Garcia Lopez at RWTH Aachen

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On the occasion of highlighting the innovative research of the NEW-MINE project, one of our ESRs, Cristina, was put in the spotlight at RWTH Aachen. In a long and frequently ‘liked’ facebook post, Cristina was able to explain her research about re-excavating old landfills in order to convert a portion of the dumped waste into products, or to use the ...

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