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RAWFILL kick-off event

June 6, 2018 @ 08:00 - 18:00

On June 7, 2017 the official kick-off of the RAWFILL project took place in Liège, Belgium. The North-West Europe region has 100.000 landfills. Most of these landfills lack state-of-the-art environmental protection systems, leading to local pollution, land-use restrictions and global impacts. This problem can be transformed into an opportunity as large volumes of resources such as materials and energy can be recovered through Landfill Mining. This way Landfill Mining can be widely implemented in the North-West Europe region. The main challenge for this is the profitability risk due to the lack of reliable data on the recovery potential of landfills: quantity, quality and value of materials. RAWFILL, that is approved on 14th – 15th March under the program Interreg NWE, will tackle this challenge by providing an enhanced framework for private/regional/national/transregional landfill inventories, an innovative approach to complete any set of missing mandatory economic data and a decision support tool.


14.00: Welcome
14.30: Why RAWFILL?

  • Presentation of the project concept: purpose and challenges by Claudia Neculau, SPAQuE and Renaud De Rijdt, ATRASOL

  • Presentation of the RAWFILL partners

15.40: Short break and networking

16.10: What will RAWFILL do?​

  • Enhanced landfill inventory structure and decision support tool by Renaud De Rijdt, ATRASOL

  • Illustration from Flanders FLAMINCO structure and gaps by Eddy Wille, OVAM

  • Added value of geophysics for Landfill Mining projects by Jonathan Chambers, NERC

  • Conclusion and discussion – panel debate

    • Peter Tom Jones, KU Leuven and i-Cleantech Vlaanderen (Moderator)​

    • Claudia Neculau, SPAQuE

    • Jonathan Chambers, NERC

    • Frederic Nguyen, University of Liège

    • Eddy Wille, OVAM

    • Renaud De Rijdt, ATRASOL

17.30: Networking




June 6, 2018
08:00 - 18:00

Contact us


Department of Materials Engineering
Kasteelpark Arenberg 44
3001 Leuven, Belgium