Highlights 2016-17

Highlights  2016-17

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Visiting the recycling facility SWEREC

A small group of representatives from WP1, WP2 and WP3 visited the plastics recycling facility Swerec in Lanna. It was an eye-opening experience that confirmed how problematic the plastic recycling business is in Sweden.

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Raw Materials University Day 2017

WP2 PhD student Niklas Warlin (in the picture below) and external communicator Katarina Elner-Haglund presented STEPS for high school and university students, and faculty members at the annual Raw Materials University Day organized by the EIT Raw Materials network.

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Presenting STEPS for Mistra board and staff

Exactly after one year from the kick-off, in the very same building – Gamla Biskopshuset in Lund – STEPS work package leaders presented the programme’s results, challenges and future development for Mistra’s staff and Board.

 

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StepOn Demonstration

On the 28th of June 2017, STEPS fulfilled an important milestone – demonstration of the first product, the fructose-based floor coating StepOn. After only 10 months since the launch of STEPS, Bona and LU developed a coating with durability and chemical resistance similar, if not better, than the conventional fossil-based products on the market.

 

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Program Meeting May 2017

STEPS programme meeting took place on 30-31 May 2017 in the nice surroundings of Örenäs Castle, Glumslöv, and was attended by academic partners, industrial representatives, board members and invited speakers from Sweden and the rest of Europe.

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Acting host for an important guest

MEP Federley visited Lund on the 21 of April 2017 and had a meeting with STEPS
researchers and some of the industrial partners (Perstorp, Region Skåne and Sysav).

 

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Kickoff September 2016

The programme start was formally set by a kick-off meeting at Gamla Biskopshuset in Lund on 12 September 2016, attended by the majority of academic and industrial partners.