CEDaCI Workshop - The journey toward a circular economy for the Data Centre Industry

LILLIAD – Learning Centre Innovation Villeneuve d`Ascq

16 May 2019

Join us for the CEDaCI (Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry) Workshop on May 16 in Lille, France as part of the Circular Economy and Critical Metals Event.

A one-day event bringing together experts from industry, public services and academia to assess the role of critical metals in digitalisation and energy transition. CEDaCI project partners will organise a workshop within the event to present their objectives and to extend the CEDaCI Network.

CEDaCI builds a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry to increase reclamation and reuse of Critical Raw Materials in the sector. Its aim is to extend product life through equipment reuse and re-manufacture, reduce use of virgin materials, waste and environmental impact.

For more information and registration, please visit Circular Economy and Critical Metals Website.  

CEDaCI Workshop
Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry

Programme

14:15 – 14:20 Welcome – Dr. Deborah Andrews, LSBU
14:20 – 14:40 State of the Art Eol Data Centre Equipment -  Ricardo Mendez, WeLOOP
14:40 – 15:15  The journey toward a circular economy for the Data Centre Industry- Dr. Deborah Andrews, LSBU
15:15 – 15:50 Co-creation workshops and how to join CEDaCI Network– Katrin Bienge, Wuppertal Institute
15:50 - 16:00 Q&A and Wrap-up  

Taking the EU's Data Centre economy full circle

Having received funding from Interreg NWE, an instrument of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), CEDaCI Team is currently working on a comprehensive situational analysis of the sector in North West Europe. The project consortium will then facilitate workshops and three pilots to develop and improve the design of circular economy-ready equipment, as well as recycling processes and strategies.

Why join CEDaCI Network

CEDaCI relies on ongoing participation across the data centre sector so that its wealth of knowledge and experience can be leveraged. Our aim is to build a thorough network including members of the various sub-sectors which currently do not converse. 

  • Be a part of a network encompassing representatives from all the DCI life cycle stages
  • Attend co-creation workshops enabling trans sectoral learning
  • Develop LCA methods and a database of all components and materials
  • Team up to build a virtual decision making tool (DMT) in a multi-step approach
  • Help develop Eco-design for Circular Economy Guidelines
  • Accelerate the development of the Circular Economy for DCI through pilots

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