In the CircEUlar project, we will be assessing the contribution of digitalisation toward net-zero and circular economy targets under different social and economic development assumptions (the ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ (SSPs) used in IPCC assessments).
Dr Yee Van Fan joins the CircEUlar team at the University of Oxford, bringing experience in sustainability assessments and scenario modelling of material recovery and energy
From assessing optimal treatment strategies for waste collection and management systems, and forecasting GHG emissions from waste flows by understanding relationships with demographic and socioeconomic factors, his research includes life cycle analysis of the solid waste management sector from micro to macro scales.
Drilling fluids contain a mineral that is the main ingredient for the world’s most promising cooling paints: barite. Can we recover this mineral from soon-to-be-obsolete fossil wells to cool our houses in a heated world?
How circular is an extractive economy? South Africa’s export orientation results in low circularity and insufficient societal stocks for service-provisioning
How circular is South Africa’s economy? – With this research, we present the first-ever comprehensive analysis of material and energy flows for an extractive economy.
In the next months, CircEUlar project partners will conduct qualitative interviews and a quantitative pilot study to investigate factors influencing circular consumption and circular citizenship. That way, we will gain a deeper understanding of circular consumption and circular citizenship behaviours in different countries.
In a recent study, our partner Technische Universität Berlin (Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements) – TUB looked at 25 million buildings in France, Spain and the Netherlands and tried to estimate the construction year and retrofit need. The overarching goal was to assess if machine learning methods can facilitate the identification of retrofit candidates at scale.
Recent years have seen the rapid increase of micro e-mobility ownership and the launch of public rental schemes across many European cities. However, its long-term impact is dependent on its ability to complement other sustainable modes, and ultimately to displace car use and ownership.
A pressing question lies at the heart of our current research: Can materials play a decisive role in either advancing or hindering our efforts to achieve the goals of climate change mitigation?
INEGI Joins CircEUlar Project with AI-based analysis of effects of urban form on mobility and housing
The Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI) has joined the CircEUlar project as of August 2023, using the new Hop-on facility offered by the European Research Executive Agency.
The work of CircEUlar presented at the 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology in Leiden
The 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology was held in Leiden (Netherlands) from the 2nd to the 5th July, 2023. On the final day, CMCC team presented the work of CircEUlar’s Work Package 3.