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PiCE- Plastics in Circular Economy

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About
This project intends to answer two major modern civilization challenges - growing energy demand and the pilling of huge amounts of plastic residues that are a sub-product of an industrialized society like our own, and it is included in the concept of Circular Economy where the residues may be reused to produce new raw materials. With the reduction in oil reserves there is an increasingly urgent need of alternative fuel sources with a much lower ecologic footprint, and there is always a significant amount of plastics that cannot be recycled due to its characteristics and contaminations. It is our goal to develop a technologic process to recover material and/or energy from plastic residues so that basic chemical products, including fuels, can be produced through catalytic pyrolysis and/or gasification processes. For that purpose we intend to develop an innovative and efficient process that will allow the transformation of plastic waste in an energetically efficient way.
Keywords:
Alternative Energy Sources, Circular economy, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Low carbon Energy, Processes and Systems Modelling, Resources and Raw Materials, Resources efficiency, Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
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CERENA Role:
Coordinator

Coordinator/Local PI

CERENA Team

Proponent Institution

CERENA / IST-ID

Funding Programme

PTDC/EQU-EQU/29614/2017

Total Funding
237 133,37 €
CERENA Funding
237 133,37 €

Funding Entities