circular economy, recycling, critical raw materials, reuse, road maps, business model, raw material efficiency, green deal, primary and secondary sources,
2. Circular Design
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences is the research organisation interested in the participation in the following topics:
Topic 2. Circular Design
2.1: Product design for increased raw material efficiency
2.2: Product design for reuse or extended durability of product
2.3: Product design to promote recycling
2.4: Product design for critical materials substitution
Topic 5: Cross-cutting topics.
5.1: New business models (implementing circular economy aspects)
5.2: Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment
5.3: Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials
5.4: Health and safety issues
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (MEERI PAS, https://min-pan.krakow.pl/en/). The Institute currently plays an important role in research and development, contributing to scientific and research progress in the field of mineral and energy management in Poland and abroad. Institute conducts research in the field of environmental management and engineering as well as biotechnology. A special area of interest are issues related to sustainable and circular management of resources in order to optimize the use of raw materials at the local, regional, national and international levels.
We offer work in the field of:
- development of recommendations (road maps) and business models for sustainable and circular management of raw materials (including critical raw materials) from primary and secondary sources,
- development of strategies for preventing waste at the stages of production and consumption, and recycling,
- development of recommendations (road maps) for the implementation of the European Green Deal in the raw materials, water and sewage, fertilizer and agri-food sectors,
d- evelopment of the concept of environmentally safe fertilizers based on model studies on the transfer of phosphates and nitrates to surface waters and soils,
- assessment of technological, legal, environmental and social aspects of the management of biogenic raw materials,
- developing strategies to protect waters against contamination with biogenic raw materials from anthropogenic sources and defining directions of counteracting the process of eutrophication,
- characteristics of new materials (including nanomaterials) that may be used in municipal and industrial wastewater and soils treatment processes.