Summary of the Smart Ground final conference

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SMART GROUND final conference was held in Public Waste Agency of Flanders-OVAM (Mechelen, Belgium), on 07 February 2018

The event was a joint workshop co-organized by COCOON and RAWFILL – two Interreg projects – both focused on raw materials.

The event chaired by Dr. Stuart Wagland from Cranfield University, provided an overview on initiatives and progress made by the 3 EU funded projects. It was also the occasion to showcase SMART GROUND platform and the results reached so far.

After a brief overview on the SMART GROUND project done by Dr. Marco de la Feld (ENCO), Dr. Giovanna Dino (UNITO) introduced SMART GROUND approach and pilot studies. SMART GROUND platform and Decision Support Tools were presented respectively by Mr. Jorge Lopez (ATOS) and Dr. Frederic Coulon (Cranfield University). In addition, Dr. Claudia Neculau (SPAQUE) and Mr. Renaud Derijdt (ATRASOL) in representation of RAWFILL project; Mrs. Annick Vastiau (i-Cleantech Vlaanderen) and Dr. Eddy Wille (OVAM) in representation of COCOON project gained the floor presenting activities and progress made by their consortia, highlighting best practices and methodologies.

Around 100 attendees took advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking; gaining understanding of landfill mining project.

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