On 20-21 February, 2020, the EIT RawMaterials supported MINEA Final Conference 'Mining the European Anthroposphere' will be held in Bologna, Italy.
Raw materials play a key role in the economy and there are still untapped opportunities for material recovery from residues. From 2016 onwards, the pan-European expert network 'Mining the European Anthroposphere' (MINEA) compiled expertise on the assessment of anthropogenic resources in view of secondary raw material production. The focus was on four types of waste (residues from extractive industries, landfills, construction and demolition waste, residues from waste incineration) and the development of a new UNECE standard for the global communication on the future availability of secondary raw materials.
All these findings facilitate the development of material recovery projects in the EU and will be presented at the MINEA Final Conference on 20-21 February 2020 in Bologna, Italy. The MINEA Workings Groups give oral presentations and the EIT Community encourages each conference attendee to present a poster on a research project in the scope of COST Action MINEA.
The EIT Community expects about 120 attendees from more than 20 European countries and cordially invite researchers, representatives from the waste and resource sector, governmental authorities and policymakers to attend the event.