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5 Nov 2019

From 5 to 8 November 2019, DEMETO will be present at the Ecomondo fair in Rimini, Italy. The benchmark event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation, Ecomondo brings together all sectors of the circular economy on a single platform: from the recovery of materials and energy to sustaina...

31 Oct 2019

On 24 October 2019 the members of the DEMETO Industrial Advisory Board gathered for a meeting in Brussels to hear about the recent developments of the DEMETO pilot plant and purification process as well as to discuss LCA issues and market implications of chemical recycling of PET.

With more than 25 p...

7 Oct 2019

Twenty innovation projects joined forces to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics. The ‘Plastics Circularity Multiplier’ group will communicate to policy makers, the public and industry on a range of EU-funded innovations – innovations that aim to bring plastic materia...

12 Sep 2019

On 9 and 10 September the Demeto consortium members met in Piacenza to discuss the latest activities and progress of the project hosted by Synesis.

On the first day of the meeting the consortium got updated on the reactive unit design, the final design of the pilot plant, filtration alternatives as w...

3 Sep 2019

Follow the latest news of the EU Horizon 2020 project DEMETO. This is the September 2019 Newsletter.

Please download the PDF version here.

30 Aug 2019

Microwave generators are used in a lot of different applications ranging from simple heating processes to high-performance depolymerisation systems. As long ago as 1920, the Siemens corporation invented the magnetron and since then they found their manifold cases of application. But there’s a potent...

2 Aug 2019

On 15 March, the DEMETO project held its mid-term review meeting in Brussels, during which the European Commission, represented by the Project Officer and the Technical Monitor, assessed the state of development of the activities.

The project Coordinator, NextChem, supported by all the Work Package l...

26 Jul 2019

SUPSI has significantly contributed to the definition of the MW resonator and reactive chamber through the detailed simulations of the electromagnetic behaviour of different typologies of the DEMETO reactor. The original design concept developed has been analysed to allow subsequent comparison with...

12 Jun 2019

On 4 June, Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope) organised a first conference on European Chemical Recycling to discuss this innovative form of plastics recycling and to address the evermore pertinent issue of circular economy: "Recycling targets set up in the EU Circular Economy Packa...

7 Jun 2019

On 3 June, DEMETO welcomed twelve other ongoing European Projects on Plastics Circularity to explore possible synergies in a meeting held at the EuPC offices in Brussels.

During the workshop, the participants were invited to make a brief presentation of their projects, before focusing on the com...

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The research project DEMETO receives funding from the European Union‘s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) under grant agreement no. 768573.

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