Regional Development and Integration of unused biomass wastes as Resources for Circular products and economic Transformation
RE-DIRECT stands for Regional Development and Integration of unused biomass wastes as Resources for Circular products and economic Transformation
Each year, approx. 34 MT of residual biomass occur in urban and rural areas of North-West Europe (NWE). On the other hand, there is an increasing demand in carbon feedstock, not only for fuel purposes but also for products, for instance in the waste water sector for activated carbon that is currently imported from African or Asian countries.
RE-DIRECT aimed to set up decentralised conversion units to convert residual biomass into alternative carbon products. We will also focus on activated carbon to be used for clearing regional waste water and contaminated sites.
The project created a network for alternative carbon products and promote the collection, production and value chain management of alternative coal and carbon products as a starting point to circular economy. With this it will benefit to global climate but will also contribute to foster regional economy and deliver smart solutions to remidate contaminated sites and eliminate hazardous micro-pollutants.