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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.

AGENDA (2hrs or less)

  • 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 


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Who do we bring together?

  • 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.

How do we bring together?

  • Through closed groups on the online crowd knowledge platform – weTHINK.eu.
  • Through bi-monthly online working group meetings and two bi-annual online conferences.

Why do we bring them together?

  • 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.


23 Sep 2023


16:00 - 18:10

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 23 Sep 2023
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:10

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