Belgium Landfill to Be Mined In Landmark Joint Venture
Advanced Plasma Power (APP), the UK-based waste-to-energy company and Group  
Machiels, the global waste management firm, today announce a major joint venture in order  
to undertake the first enhanced landfill mining project in the world - involving an investment  
of hundreds of millions of euros.  
The mining of existing landfills are an exceptional example of closing the materialís loop.  
Hence, the Closing the Circle concept, an enhanced landfill mining concept, has been  
developed by Group Machiels in collaboration with a consortium of academic partners  
(KULeuven, VITO, UHasselt), extracting the maximum value from historic waste streams as  
materials and energy, as well as CO2 sequestration or offsetting.  
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Posted: 03/06/2011 By: Professor Paul Bardos