RAW MATERIALS AND WASTE FUEL

Finland
Partners

VTT, TUT, Ramboll Finland Oy, Ekokem Oy Ab Rosk’n Roll Oy, Lassila & Tikanoja, BHM Technology Oy

Contact

Tommi Kaartinen
Biologinkuja 7
02150 Espoo

E: tommi.kaartinen@vtt.fi
T: +35 820 722 63 44

Visit: www.vttresearch.com

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The objectives of this national research project were to:

  • Get hands-on experiences on surveying material contents of landfills

  • Estimate material potential in Finnish MSW landfills

  • To form preliminary estimates on business potential related to landfill mining in Finland (and abroad)

  • To create abilities to start company driven pilot- or demonstration projects

The “heart” of the project project consisted of two case studies on MSW landfills of different ages. Large scale sampling was executed with hydraulic piling rig machinery up to depth of 30 meters. Also full scale mechanical pre-treatment along with manual sorting and sample characterization was performed for the waste samples lifted to the ground. In the latter case study geo-electrical methods were tried as part of the exploration stage in assessing the material contents of a landfill.

PROJECT GOALS

To form first estimates of the most essential drivers and business potential in LFM for Finnish companies.

FUNDING TYPE: National funding (TEKES – Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, companies and research partners).
BUDGET: € 767.000

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