On 21st November, CHROMIC will participate in the satellite event of the Raw Materials Week 2019 named “How to define the impact of new technologies? A workshop on Sustainability assessment”. The workshop will gather a broad cluster of EU H2020 projects such as METGROW+(https://metgrowplus.eu/), NEMO(https://h2020-nemo.eu/) and CHROMIC itself, to discuss important issues regarding the economic sustainability and the beneficial impacts for the environment and for the whole society of the processes that are being developed to recover and valorize raw materials.
Questions such as how to determine the impact of resource recovery versus landfilling for such new processes and technologies will be presented and carefully addressed in an interactive debate aiming to formulate policy recommendations.
The event will take place at Le Plaza Hotel, Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussel.
To register, visit this page: https://apps01.vito.be/vitoevents/inschrijving/SustainAssessment2019.aspx.
The programme of the workshop is the following:
14.00: Welcome and introduction to the workshop
14.15: Sustainability in recovering metals from secondary resources: Approach and lessons learned in METGROW+ and CHROMIC (Yoko Dams, VITO and Koen Oorts, ARCHE)
14.35: Sustainability in the mining sector: Approach and lessons learned in NEMO (Andrea di Maria, KU Leuven)
14.50: Sustainability in enhanced landfill mining: Approach and lessons learned in NEW-MINE (Karel Van Acker, KU Leuven)
15.00: Summary and common issues
15.15: coffee break
15.45-16.45: Interactive discussion
16.45: wrap-up and outlook to next event
17.00 – 18.00: networking cocktail