The European Commission has approved funding for 14 new research projects with the stated aim of shaping a more resource-efficient economy in Europe.
- The projects, which involve the collaboration of over 140 partners from research organisations and private companies, will tackle the challenges of recycling waste materials from manufactured products and the agricultural sector to improve the quality of the environment and save money.
- Each project addresses a key issue such reusing discarded automobile tyres, recovering key elements from batteries, producing green fertiliser from animal waste, and generating renewable clean energy from food and plant waste.
- The €40 million funds are included in the 2013 Environment call of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and will involve partners from 19 European countries.
- In 2014 the European Union will launch a new, seven year research and innovation funding programme called Horizon 2020.
- Additional information on these and other relevant EU environmental technology projects can be found here.
A summary of the 14 resource-efficiency research projects that will receive a total €40 million funding is presented here.
Source: EU Press