weTHINK.eu – Unmanned system threats against critical infrastructure and urban settings
● weTHINK. together with its partners will publish a position paper on Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) and their energy utilization in the cement industry.
● To serve as a technical argumentation of the advantages, strengths and opportunities of using RDF for stakeholders and decision-makers.
● Taking into account different areas of the RDF value chain
○ Starting with the production, through the qualities and quality assurance, to the utilization of RDF in the cement industry.
● Outlining the (inter)national norms, regulations, guidelines, technical standards and scientific publications and reports etc.
The goals of the project are:
● To establish a scientifically based, independent answer to all relevant questions of the permitting authorities regarding RDF & SRF application in the industry.
● To raise the acceptance of RDF & SRF usage in the industry by the public, media and politicians.
● To contribute to the reduction of the landfill rate to the EU target level of 10% of waste / country.
As part of this work package, the relevant documents on RDF/SRF are researched, analyzed and summarized according to project goals. The research focuses on the following areas:
● Legal requirements.
● Normative rules.
● Technical standards.
● Technological reports.
● Scientific publications.
- 1600 – 1605 (5 min): Introduction and Agenda Ingo Mayr-Knoch (weTHINK.)
- 1605 – 1635 (30 min) Keynote 1: Results of the weTHINK. Wargame on CUAS defence for critical infrastructure Kerry Chavez (Texas Tech University).
- 1635 – 1650 (15 min) Keynote 2: Best practices for critical infrastructure and event companies for CUAS. Christopher Church (Interpol)
- 1650 – 1720: Panel discussion: Christopher Church (Interpol), Susanne Winderl (IABG), & Thomas Adams (AeroVigilance)
- 1720 to 1755: Open discussion
- 1755- 1800: Next steps Ingo Mayr-Knoch
- We bring together all key strategy actors (ministers, public officials, municipalities, industry associations, waste collection, recycling/ treatment companies, in Europe with an initial focus on Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe.
- Through closed groups on the online crowd knowledge platform – weTHINK.eu.
- Through bi-monthly online working group meetings and two bi-annual online conferences.
- To regularly exchange, technical operational and strategic know how and best practices on waste and waste management.
- To conduct training for service companies and municipalities on water and waste management.
- To develop strategy recommendations and position papers to improve the legal, political and economic environment for successful waste circularity.
- To develop projects on waste circularity and to implement them.
- To improve waste circularity in Europe.