Circwaste – Towards Circular Economy

CIRCWASTE is a seven-year project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the national waste management plan and directing Finland towards a circular economy.

The project is a creation of 20 partners and 10 funding organizations. It is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and it receives its primary funding from the EU LIFE programme.

During the project demonstrations and pilot plants are put into practice and studies and trials related to resource efficiency are carried out. The project consists of 19 subprojects, seeking solutions for more efficient utilization of municipal and industrial waste, industrial by-products, construction waste and soils as well as surplus food.

The aim of the TUAS/New Energy subproject is to support the establishment of farm-scale biogas plants on a specified region in Southwest Finland. The subproject implements the following measures: engaging the interest groups, training and individual support, trial run on the substrates, feasibility analyses and communications.

Project duration: 1.8.2016 – 31.12.2020 (the TUAS/New Energy subproject (– 31.1.2023 the whole project)

Source of funding: LIFE 

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Pekka Alho
Project Manager
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