In Norwegian landfills, large quantities of soil, excavation materials, and construction and demolition waste are currently deposited. How can more of this become a new resource?
NMBU is now leading the innovation center earthsQue, a research-driven innovation center with the goal of finding solutions that enable a greater portion of contaminated soil and surplus materials to be reused.
In addition to NMBU, research partners include NGI, BI Norwegian Business School, Østfoldforskning, IFE, NIBIO, NIVA, and NILU.
We have been invited to contribute our expertise in leachate purification.
– It's truly exciting that we are now part of a group with major players in research and waste management. Our role will be related to monitoring and purifying leachate from landfills, says Fredrik Korpe, Managing Director of Mivanor.
Mivanor has delivered purification plants to two of the other collaborating partners, waste companies Lindum AS and Iris Produksjon AS, and this could become one of the test sites for the project.
– It will be exciting to contribute, and we are a company built on innovating existing solutions. We also believe that addressing PFAS-related issues will be relevant in this research project, and we certainly have expertise to contribute, adds Fredrik.
Source for project information: https://www.nmbu.no/aktuelt/node/40577