Ecolution sustainable resource management is the western industry a sitting duck

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Ecolution sustainable resource management is the western industry a sitting duck

  1. 1. EcolutionSustainable Resource ManagementIs the Western industry a sitting duck?ir. J.-H. Welinkwww.duurzaamgrondstoffenbeheer.nl(also English!) 015 – 278 9205j.h.welink@tudelft.nl 1 Vermelding onderdeel organisatie
  2. 2. Content1. Developments in materials2. Workshops3. Knowlegde Platform4. Activities (and payed program job)5. Sitting duck?6. 11 Student projects 2
  3. 3. 1. Developments in materials• Consumption by the BRIC countries• R.E.E.: Rare Earth Elements• China: 97% REE: strong competitor• Dig deeper? Dig cleaner?• Alarmism and speculations 3
  4. 4. 1. Developments in materials• Plastics and oil: Pacific Asia (China and India) are pulling 4 to 10 times as the West• Textile: Cotton, land and lots of water• Building materials: energy• Materials and energy 4
  5. 5. 1. Developments in materials Neodymium Oxide 5
  6. 6. 1. Developments in materials• Materials roundabout, MP Stientje van Veldhoven• EU: Resource efficiency and management• Price fluctuations plastics, textiles and minerals• Scientific knowledge necessary• Milgro is Founding Father 6
  7. 7. 2. Workshops• What is going on?• REE: OK, but plastics, textiles and building materials?• Workshops 2011 7
  8. 8. 2. WorkshopsPlastics• Price plastics fluctuates: shortages and disturbance supply chain• Focus on quality regranulate instead of quantity• More use of regranulate: higher quality plastics necessary• Design for Next Use (D4NU)• Sorting and processing technologies optimising to keep quality 8
  9. 9. 2. WorkshopsTextiles• Striving for a higher level of recycling (better than insulation, panels for cars)• Re-use of fibre (de-colourisation)• Separation of cotton and polyester• Depolymerisation• Carpetrecycling: size and contaminants 9
  10. 10. 2. WorkshopsElectronics• Shortages (e.g. powder fluorescent tube)• Mass percentage recycling not important: amount of minerals very important• Design for recycling• Improve seperation and metallurgical processes• Reverse logistics electronics 10
  11. 11. 3. Knowledge Platform• Materials roundabout, MP Stientje van Veldhoven• EU: Resource efficiency and management• Germany: Rohstoffenagentur 11
  12. 12. 3. Knowledge Platform• Industry lacks information• At universities information is “on the shelf”• But: fragmented over a lot of univeristies, faculties and research groups• Knowlegde Platform: inter-university 12
  13. 13. 3. Knowledge Platform• Cooperation in the production and supply chain• Power of knowledge• Industrial network• Sponsored by founding father and membership 13
  14. 14. 3. Knowledge Platform• Make knowledge avaialabel en “translate”• Trendwatching• Governments• Cooperation (e.d. Vereniging Afvalbedrijven) 14
  15. 15. 4. Activities• Seminars (theme’s) o Dec. 15th 2011: How do we get our resoucres back? o Feb. 29th 2012: Design for Sustainable Resource management o Apr. 26th 2012: New developments in recycling technology• Masterclasses, networking• Studentprojects• Website collection points textiles and electronics (C#: payed project, 40-50 hours) 15
  16. 16. 4. ActivitiesWebsite collection points textiles and electronics (C#: paid project, 40-50 hours)• Programming job• Make a website module; for dotnetnuke (implementation google maps) programmed in C#• Make an app for iPhone & Android• About 40 - 50 uur, more hours possible.• Good payment• Visit location Spaanse Polder Rotterdam. Good accesability by public transport 16
  17. 17. 5. Sitting duck?Is the industry a sitting duck?• A large part of the industry is not worried• Awareness is low: complex matter• Companies that worry: price fluctuations• Speculators and alarmism?• “Peak-oil” effect? (running out of resources) 17
  18. 18. 5. Sitting duck?Is the industry a sitting duck?• Not worried: Should they be?• Is there a “peak-oil” effect?• How to raise awareness without alarmism? 18
  19. 19. 5. Sitting duck?What can or should the industry do?• Knowledge platform: recycling and substitution?• Resource efficiency?• Price stabilisation?• Responsible mining?• Redesign? 19
  20. 20. 6. 11 ProjectsWe have 11 student projects1. CO2 storage in a building?2. More wood as CO2 buffer3. How would look the ideal coffee cup look like?4. Packaging and prevention of food wastage5. Does energy pricing conflicts with recycling and mining?6. What are the options to replace critical metals?7. How does the cycle of Tin look like?8. How does the cycle of Neodymium look like?9. How does the cycle of Yttrium and Europium (TL-tubes) look like?10. Map the most interesting DUTCH companies, uni’s and NGO’s?11. What are new business modeslfor better resource efficiency? 20
  21. 21. 6. Project 1CO2 storage in a building?Increase Wood Cycle = CO2 bufferMore wood in buildings (how?)Calculate potential and sustainable impacts 21
  22. 22. 6. Project 2More wood as CO2 bufferSame as 1)How many products to be replaced by wood, and other biomassWhat are feasable optionsCalculate potential and sustainable impacts 22
  23. 23. 6. Project 3How would look the ideal coffee cup look like?Many options (mug, disposable paper, plastic)Many Plastics (PLA, PE etc.)Many cycles (washing, recycling, logistics)Compare 23
  24. 24. 6. Project 4Packaging and prevention of food wastageFruit & vegatable packed in plasticPlastic discarded: spillageFruit & vegetable discarded: spillageComparison 24
  25. 25. 6. Project 5Does energy pricing conflicts with recycling and mining?High energy price: mining expensive, more recycling?Low energy price: mining cheap, less recycling?Compare 25
  26. 26. 6. Project 6We have 9 projectsWhat are the options to replace critical metals?Should we care?Indium TinOxide: ITO vs. OLEDNeodymium: magnets wind turbines vs. other solutionsSolar power: germanium vs. other solutions and developments 26
  27. 27. 6. Project 7, 8 & 9How does the cycle of:7) Tin 8) Neodymium 9) Yttrium and Europiumlook like?• Import• Collection• Recycling and quality 27
  28. 28. 6. Project 10Map the most interesting DUTCH companies, uni’s and NGO’s on:RecyclingDesign for recyclingSubstitutionNew business models. 28
  29. 29. 6. Project 11What are new business modeslfor better resource efficiency?Sell?Lease?Rent?For which products? 29

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