Defra will invest up to £200,000 for feasibility studies to evaluate novel technical methods and business processes that can deliver high-value opportunities for the extraction of metals and minerals from domestic and commercial waste streams.
This is likely to involve local partnerships between businesses, local authorities and local communities.
This call will fund up to five feasibility studies focusing on extracting high value metals and minerals from UK domestic and commercial waste streams. These studies will assess the commercial feasibility of new approaches for local businesses to extract metals and minerals from waste. Approaches will involve a combination of:
- Building new partnerships/supply chains
- Developing and applying new techniques
- Applying new business models to a particular sector/waste resource
Registration closes at 12 noon on 11 September, and the call will close at 12 noon on 18 September 2012.
Further information is available from the Technology Strategy Board website