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DTI looks to make the most of waste

Defra : 20 December, 2004  (New Product)
The DTI has recently announced the launch of its Technology Programme (Waste). There are many areas in common with the Sustainable Technologies Initiative.
The DTI has recently announced the launch of its Technology Programme (Waste). There are many areas in common with the Sustainable Technologies Initiative.

On 22 November 2004 Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett announced a 284m programme to help businesses become more efficient with their resources and make the most out of waste.

On 29 November, the DTI Technology Programme (http://www.dti.gov.uk/technologyprogramme/) announced calls for proposals in 9 high-priority technology areas including an indicative amount of 10m to support collaborative R&D projects on Waste Management and Minimisation the R&D element of the BREW programme. The BREW Programme covers England. The Devolved Administrations are responsible in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. However, collaborative proposals that include an organisation from a Devolved Administration will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Areas include:

Development of new technologies and processes to reduce or eliminate the creation of wastes (where they do not fall under WRAP waste streams)

Finding new ways to re-use and recover waste products or wastes from processes

New physical or chemical treatment to enhance recycling or energy recovery

Treatment of hazardous wastes to render them stable and non-reactive and/or less hazardous

New alternatives to landfill such as thermal, catalytic or biological digestion systems

The call also covers innovative in-situ contaminated land techniques as a means of reducing landfill tonnages.

Industry-led proposals that address the above technology application areas are sought for collaborative R&D projects that involve science-to-business and business-to-business interactions. Projects can range from small, highly focused basic research projects, aimed at establishing technical feasibility, through to applied research and then to experimental development projects configured to produce technology demonstrators. In particular projects are sought that can demonstrate benefits to a number of business sectors and address strategic approaches to waste management. Projects must have strong waste producer representation and a clear exploitation route for the technologies.

Timetable

13 January 2005 (am)
Workshop at DTI Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street London.

31 January 2005
Deadline for pre-registering your intention to submit an application

7 February 2005
Deadline for Outline application submission

Key Contacts

TUV NEL
01355 272155

The call's actual paper can be accessed via the DTI website at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/technologyprogramme/pdfs/wastemanagement.pdf
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