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Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency

How can we enable sustainability transitions to low and zero carbon societies through a circular economy approach? How can we close loops in the technosphere and the biosphere? What are the potential synergies and trade-offs in practice? What are the appropriate indicators to assess circularity and associated implications for sustainability?

Projects

Bio-based circular model for sustainable urban economies

Oct 10, 2022

The concept of circular economy has emerged as a dynamic proposition towards achieving sustainable global development. What is the role of bioenergy in forming a circular economy in cities? A consortium of Swedish and Brazilian partners explores potential trajectories starting with the city of Curitiba, Brazil.

Chemical Recycling for Circular Flows of Plastic Waste

Oct 10, 2022

The LidlFutureInitiatives-funded project ”Chemical Recycling for Circular Flows of Plastic Waste” (Kemisk återvinning för cirkulära strömmar av plastavfall KÅCSP) aims to evaluate the potential of the chemical recycling of plastics as a commercial alternative from the perspective of a circular economy model. The project results will help relevant stakeholders and decisions makers in identifying and managing options for higher rates of material recycling, resource efficiency and circularity.

Urban Circularity Assessment Framework

Feb 02, 2024

The UCAF project aims to provide an adaptable city level circularity assessment framework that will assist cities in transitioning to a circular economy. This framework will allow cities to measure their level and potential for circularity, and can be tailored to different decision-making contexts and sector specific demands.

User-driven Energy-Matching & Business Prospection Tool for Industrial Excess Heat/Cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs

Oct 10, 2022

16 companies and institutes from across Europe have joined forces as part of the EU-funded project EMB3Rs to add value to waste heat and help make better use of renewable energy sources. A novel tool, to be developed by August 2022, will allow energy-intensive industries and other excess heat and cold sources to explore ways of reusing their excess thermal energy. This will improve their energy performance and contribute to a healthier future for everyone.