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Second Regional Workshop And Business to Business Meeting On Co-processing in Cement Industry in Bhutan- 24th-25th August 2023

December 20, 2023

A two day workshop was conducted to provide an in-depth understanding of waste inventory and current management, regulatory and institutional framework, programs and bi- and multi- lateral projects on waste management in Bhutan. And to discuss the results of pilot demonstration conducted in China, India, Vietnam and Thailand with non-recyclable plastic wastes. Cost recovery model […]

Sustainable Pathways – Norway-India collaboration in research, education and innovation- 12th June 2023

December 20, 2023

On the 12th of June, the Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised a conference to highlight efforts for Norwegian-Indian cooperation in research, education and innovation, as well as to place this cooperation in a larger geopolitical context. Introductions were given by Minister of Research and Higher Education, Ola Borten Moe, […]

Parallel Session on the Importance of Integrated Waste Management through Co-processing in Cement Kilns to Achieve Higher Utilisation of Plastic and Other Priority Wastes in the Indian Cement Industry- 19th May 2023

December 20, 2023

SINTEF was one of the sponsors of the 19th Green Cementech organised by CII in Hyderabad. SINTEF made a keynote presentation on the OPTOCE project in the international conference and organised a special session on achieving higher utilisation of wastes in cement kilns. The report on the RDF business models was launched in the presence […]

OPTOCE Special Session in 12th IconSWM-CE – 30th November 2022

December 20, 2023

SINTEF organised a special session in the International Conference- 12th IconSWM-CE in Tirupati on 30th November 2022 in association with the IconSWM secretariat. In the special session, the keynote was delivered by Dr. Kåre Helge Karstensen, Chief Scientist- SINTEF and Programme Manager of the OPTOCE. IconSWM-CE felicitated the exceptional contributions made by the cement industry […]

OPTOCE Regional Forum | October 27-28, 2022

July 3, 2023

The Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy (OPTOCE) Regional Forum was organised by SINTEF in Bangkok during October 27–28, 2022 with the objective to investigate how the cement industry can be involved in increasing the treatment capacity for Non-Recyclable Plastic Wastes in five partner Asian nations: Thailand, China, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam, […]

Co-processing book launch at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Delhi | 18th Aug 2022

September 5, 2022

Book Launch at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Delhi. Chargé d’affaires, Martine Aamdal Bottheim, with the authors and the publisher. Kåre Helge Karstensen (SINTEF) co-authored the book “Sustainable Management of Wastes through Co-processing” together with two Indian colleagues, Mr. Ulhas Parlikar, an expert on resource efficiency and circular economy and Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh of […]

Resource Recovery Options for Non-Recyclable Plastic Wastes on 02 Dec 2021

June 16, 2022

A Special session on ‘Resource Recovery Options for Non-Recyclable Plastic Wastes (NRPW) in India to Prevent Marine Litter and Microplastics’ was conducted on 2nd December 2021. The session was organized and sponsored by SINTEF, with assistance from the 11th IconSWM- CE secretariat. The Special session was designed to discuss on various resource recovery management options […]

Environmental Restoration and Circular Economy on 12 June 2021

July 3, 2023

SINTEF was one of the organisers of the online Workshop on ‘Environmental Restoration and Circular Economy’. The workshop was organised on 12.6.2021. Dr. Kåre Helge Karstensen, Chief Scientist and Programme Manager- OPTOCE made a presentation on the progress of the OPTOCE project and on EU’s Green Deal. This event was a pre-meeting of the 11th […]

OPTOCE Special Session on 03 Dec 2020

June 16, 2022

During the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards a Circular Economy the OPTOCE project hosted a Special Session (online) with presentation of OPTOCE-activities from all our Partner Countries (3. December 2020). This was a closed session with invited participants. This was the first time when OPTOCE partners from China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and […]

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