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International projects source: SICRIS
Keywords
Circular economy, Resources efficiency, Industrial sectoral change, New business opportunities
Researchers (22)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18442  Darko Bogataj    Technical associate  2017 - 2021 
2.  17982  Marko Brodnik    Technical associate  2017 - 2021  43 
3.  08373  MSc Franc Capuder  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  88 
4.  51459  Jelka Helena Cronin  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021 
5.  32327  Janko Čretnik  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  95 
6.  18444  Sabina Drnovšek    Technical associate  2017 - 2021  68 
7.  11897  PhD Karmen Fifer Bizjak  Civil engineering  Head  2017 - 2021  292 
8.  31669  Andraž Geršak  Geology  Researcher  2017 - 2021  148 
9.  17984  Bojan Iršič    Technical associate  2017 - 2021 
10.  24200  MSc Darko Kokot  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  141 
11.  21593  PhD Stanislav Lenart  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  227 
12.  39821  Barbara Likar  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  109 
13.  25599  PhD Alenka Mauko Pranjić  Geology  Researcher  2017 - 2021  320 
14.  05930  PhD Ana Mladenović  Geology  Researcher  2017 - 2021  820 
15.  04137  PhD Borut Petkovšek  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  203 
16.  13700  MSc Mojca Ravnikar Turk  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  210 
17.  39834  Franci Smrtnik  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  85 
18.  17994  Marija Štefančič    Technical associate  2017 - 2021  17 
19.  35413  PhD Mateja Štefančič  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  34 
20.  28775  PhD Rok Vezočnik  Geodesy  Researcher  2017 - 2021  87 
21.  39993  Laura Vovčko  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  39 
22.  17038  PhD Pavel Žvanut  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2021  304 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1502  Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute  Ljubljana  5866324000  10,348 
2.  3786  VIPAP VIDEM KRŠKO proizvodnja papirja in vlaknin d.d. (Slovene)  Krško  5971101 
Abstract
Europe is the second world producer of pulp and paper, manufacturing 130 million tonnes in 2014 and representing 23% of world production. The EU pulp and paper manufacturing and converting industries generate an annual turnover of €180 billion, representing 1,26% of the European GDP. In particular, the Pulp and Paper industry (PPI) has a turnover of €75 billion, comprises 920 plants and provides 180,000 jobs in Europe directly, and 1.5 million in the value chain. This sector is resource intensive and produces 11 million tonnes of waste yearly . It has been found that 25-40% of municipal solid waste generated each year worldwide is paper-related. Furthermore, Europe is nowadays facing the challenge of resource scarcity and more efficient use. If managed in a sustainable manner, PPI waste can become a valuable raw material for other resource intensive industries such as the construction (i.e 5,4 billion tonnes of raw material consumption) or the chemical industry (1 billion tonnes). Mining industry waste generation is estimated at up to 20.000 million tons of solid waste yearly, and relevant part of this waste needs to be kept in environmental safety conditions, which in turn implies additional use of resources (e.g borrow materials). New widespread markets are needed to extend the valorisation operations, reduce the landfilling rates and increase the competitiveness of the PPIs creating new added value markets for their inorganic waste. The overall objective of PAPERCHAIN is to deploy five novel circular economy models centred in the valorisation of the waste streams generated by the PPI as secondary raw material for a number of resource intensive sectors: construction sector, mining sector and chemical industry. PAPERCHAIN aims to unlock the potential of a resource efficient model based on industrial symbiosis which will demonstrate the potential of the major non-hazardous waste streams generated by the PPI as valuable secondary raw material.
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