RAWFILL Final event - December 10, 2020

Virtual Event

10 December 2020


Due to the situation related to the covid-19 public health emergency, we have decided to postpone the final event of the RAWFILL project to the 10th December 2020. The new program of the event is described below.


The RAWFILL partners are pleased to invite you to the final event of the RAWFILL project that will be held on the 10th December 2020.

With the RAWFILL project we are supporting a new circular economy for raw materials from landfills. As circular economy is one of the main priorities to the EU, the landfill mining is an efficient solution to the transition from traditional waste management to sustainable material management. To implement this circular economy in NW Europe, RAWFILL has developed three tools:

(1) An innovative method to characterize and assess the economic potential of the landfill using geophysics and guided samples;

(2) An enhanced landfill inventory structure (ELIF);

(3) A decision support tool that help to select the most profitable landfill mining projects.

Moreover, as there are no general consistent legislative frameworks and approval procedures for landfill mining in most of the NWE region, RAWFILL team discusses with local authorities and facilitates the knowledge exchange on landfill management and mining at an EU-level in order to tackle the existing barriers.


DAY 1 – December 10, 2020. RAWFILL final conference – VIRTUAL EVENT

8.30 – 9.00


Online registration


9.00 – 10.30


Session I - RAWFILL tools




  • Welcome Speech (Claudia Neculau, SPAQuE, Wallonia)
  • Objective and Achievement of the RAWFILL project (Claudia Neculau, SPAQuE, Wallonia)
  • Landfills : threats and opportunities measured through RAWFILL Enhanced Landfill Inventory Structure (Renaud De Rijdt, ATRASOL, Wallonia)
  • What is the future of landfills in NWE and how to decide their future use based on Cedalion tool? (Eddy Wille, OVAM, Flanders)


10.30 – 10.45




10.45 – 12.00


Session II - RAWFILL geophysics and ORION tool




  • A workflow for landfill characterization using geophysics and targeted sampling (Arnaud Watlet, British Geological Survey , UK)
  • High resolution mapping : from resource to reserve, a case study from NWE (University of Liège, Wallonia and British Geological Survey , UK)
  • Orion tool – A road map to start a landfill rehabilitation project (Eddy Wille, OVAM, Flanders)

12.00 – 13.00


Lunch break


13.00 – 14.00


Session III – Landfill mining – past and future




  • Welcome speech and presentation of the Interreg NWE program (Representative of Interreg NWE Joint Secretariat, France – tbc)
  • 3T's for 3R’s. Transparency. Technology. Trust - the future context in which our circular economy is really working! (Ionut Georgescu, End of Waste Foundation, USA)
  • Landfill Mining: tailoring the best possible solution based on project drivers and goals (Yves Tielemans, Group Machiels, Flanders)
  • Mining waste recycling : towards a combined metal recovery and sanitation approach (Lieven Machiels, KU Leuven, Flanders)
  • Onoz site, Belgium – rehabilitation after LFM activities (speaker – tbc, ISA Lille, France)


14.00 – 14.30


Questions and Discussions


14.30 – 15.30


Session IV –

Multi-criteria tools and decision-making




  • Applying the Brownfield Opportunity Matrix to landfills (Paul Bardos, r3 environmental technology Ltd, UK)
  • Multi-criteria assessment for landfill mining concepts and technologies (Giovanna Sauve, KU Leuven, Flanders)
  • How to develop a business case for a landfill mining project? – Presentation of the ONTOL tool (Eddy Wille, OVAM, Flanders & Johann Fellner, TU Vienna, Austria)
  • Upcycling of plastics recovered from ELFM through pyrolysis (Stuart Wagland, Cranfield University, UK)


15.30 – 16.00

Questions and Discussion

16.00 – 16.15




16.15 – 17.15


Session V – Landfill mining success stories




  • Landfill Reclamation driven by Land Use Change in the UK – A Contractor’s Experience (Duncan Scott, Vertase Fli, UK)
  • Landfill mining intervention on Municipal Solid waste site in Italy (Giovanni Perillo, Parthenope University of Naples, Italytbc)
  • Landscaping and redevelopment of Landfills in the Netherlands: what are the indicators of failure and success? (Erik Kuiper, AFVALZORG, Netherlands – tbc)
  • Towards a Green New Deal for landfill mining in Wallonia (Claudia Neculau, SPAQuE, Wallonia)
  • How to deal with an environmental crisis related to LFM? Presentation of the LFM project in Bordes, France (Mayor of Bordes, France – tbc)


17.15 – 18.00

Questions and closing discussions



End of the event



Conference venue :

Brussels Environment – Auditorium room (Tour & Taxis),

Avenue du Port 86c/3000

1000 Brussels



The RAWFILL final event is entirely free of charge but registration is mandatory. Spots are limited, therefore we strongly encourage you to register in advance. You have the possibility to either register for both days or only participate to one day. Please register here before the 1st of December 2020. As the number of attendees is limited and the event is free of charge, a no-show fee of 75 euro will be applied unless you cancel before 02/12/2020 by sending an e-mail to rawfill@spaque.be.


For more information about the RAWFILL and the events, contact: rawfill@spaque.be.

We look forward to seeing you at the RAWFILL final event.

On behalf of the RAWFILL partners,

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