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CircEUlar uses machine learning to model urban circularity

CircEUlar uses machine learning to model urban circularity

Building from a past machine-learning (ML) model analysing the impact of urban form on energy demand, CircEUlar partner INEGI is now working on expanding it to a circularity perspective, with a view at informing policies and strategies towards carbon neutral urban areas.

Our Integrated Assessment Models Need a Circular Revolution Now

Our Integrated Assessment Models Need a Circular Revolution Now

In the face of the global challenge of climate change, materials, and circular economy policies emerge as vital players, deserving a central role in IAMs. The integration of these elements into the models
becomes our pathway toward a more effective and holistic low carbon future.

Assessing mitigation potentials of the petrochemical sector in a circular economy

Assessing mitigation potentials of the petrochemical sector in a circular economy

The 16th Annual Meeting ofIAMChas been held in Venice from November 14-16. This year’s was co-chaired by CIRCOMOD Co-Principal Investigator Detlef van Vuuren (PBL) and CircEUlar Co-Principal Investigator Volker Krey (IIASA) with several contributions to the session stemming from these two Horizon Europe funded sister projects.

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

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.

Cooling buildings with waste drilling fluid

Cooling buildings with waste drilling fluid

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?

New mobility and the circular economy

New mobility and the circular economy

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.