2021-09-16 - First meeting of the Advisory board of NWE – REGENERATIS project on 16 September 2021!

Hybrid, or 100 % Online

16 September 2021

14H30 – 17H30  1st Advisory board meeting


During this first meeting with 10 members online and 3 in presential, the partners of NWE-REGENERATIS project presented an evidence-based solution to recover large volumes of resources, such as: metals, materials and land from past metallurgical sites and deposits by urban-mining. Key elements of this solution are: innovative characterization of polluted sites by applying geophysical methods, innovative recovery processes guidance and artificial intelligence algorithm.




14h15 – 14h30 Welcome moment

14h30 – 14h45 Overview of NEW-REGENERATIS project - SPAQUE (BE)

15h00 – 15h30 Innovative characterization of polluted sites by applying geophysical methods across NWE-REGENERATIS  – University of Liège (BE) and BRGM (FR)

15h30 – 16h10  Recovery processes by applying mineral processing, hydro- and pyro- metallurgy on past metallurgical sites and deposits – Centre de Terre et Pierre (BE) and Materials Processing Institute (UK)


16h10 – 16h25 Coffee break


16h25 – 16h40 SMARTIX and IA-based decision support tool for recovery of materials from PMSD – IXSANE (FR)

16h40 – 16h50 Call for pilot sites, Policy promoters, Project ambassadors – SPAQUE

16h50 – 17h20 Presentations from members of the Advisory board:

- "Portugal, a possibility to be explored?" – Susana Paixao, University of Coimbra, Portugal

- Using UN Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to communicate the viability of recovery projects - Dr. Ulrich Kral,  UNECE Expert Group of Resource Management

- Presentation of SOILveR Soil and Land Research Funding platform for Europe – Marie Jailler, SPAQUE

17h20 – 17h30 Time for questions, open discussions – moderator SPAQUE

17h30 Conclusion and home message - SPAQUE

The meeting were combined with a workshop on the same day, organized in collaboration with BROWNFIELD ACADEMY. >> See the event

Following this workshop and this first Advisory board, the meeting continued with a visit of the DUFERCO site on september 17, 2021.

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