Highlights 2016-17

Highlights  2016-17


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.


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).



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.