NO WASTE Project

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Sustainable production is one of the key issues of the production technologies today. In addition to the modifications to the processing technologies that make production more environmentally friendly, intensive research is needed in valorisation and utilization of different by-products and wastes produced by the industry. In addition to industry, wastes are created by the communities and agriculture. The exploitation of these wastes is important, since the amount of the waste is continuously increasing and the treatment of this waste is not adequate even today. Finding the new ways to utilize industrial, communal and agricultural waste and by-products, and transferring those to valuable products, is the goal of NO-WASTE. We are especially aiming at identify and develop technologies that are potential to be used by the industry so that the reduction of the emissions and waste becomes also economically interesting and is not just due to legislation and reputation of the company.

The more specific goals of this exchange scheme are related to the different work packages, that concentrate on utilisation of agricultural residues (WP1 and WP2), production of valuable chemicals and energy from waste gas (WP3 and WP5) and utilization of mainly industrial residues (WP4 and WP6).

Summary of the general aims of the project:
  • Creation of a long-term cooperation network
  • Contribute to the reduction of solid, liquid and gaseous waste
  • Develop sustainable processes and products that have reduce or contribute to the reduction of different types of waste
  • Transfer waste to the products  (utilization of waste)
Project's work packages:
  • WP 1: Hydrogen and synthesis gas production from waste Poitiers Institute of Chemistry: Materials and Natural Resources (IC2MP), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (University of Poitiers, France)
  • WP 2: Valorization of waste from olive and argan production (University of Chouaib Doukkali, Morocco)
  • WP 3: Production of valuable chemicals from CO2 and organic gases (Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland)
  • WP 4: R&D on the HTC technology to calorize industrial by-products and wastes (Federal Institute of Applied Sciences, Goiânia, GO, Brazil)
  • WP 5: Utilisation of methane originating from coal mining (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese academy of sciences, China)
  • WP 6: Research on the HTC process: Product design (Institute for Micro-Process-Engineering and Particle Technology, University of Applied Sciences of Trier, Germany)