Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity

Identifying the factors undermining environmental health and opportunities for reducing the environmental impacts and risks associated with industrial activities and human consumption patterns is of key importance today. The scientific community and society as a whole has recognized the need for long term sustainable development and a circular economy at both the regional and global scale.

Luxembourg is an ideal location to showcase the development of operational approaches and technological platforms targeting sustainability and risk mitigation, thanks to its small size, which enables a closeness between researchers and decision makers, and its economy structure.

Our research challenges

We develop:

  • Methods and transferable tools for the integrative sustainability assessment of products, technologies and policies leading to the definition and implementation of resource and energy efficient strategies
  • Applicable and reliable tools for environmental and human risk assessment of chemicals with a focus on nanomaterials present in water, air and soil.

Key partners

We work with the manufacturing, process, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, and producers of nanomaterials, as well as with policy makers.

Current key partners: ArcelorMittal, Voestalpine, Goodyear, Dupont, Tarkett, SCORELCA, Philipp Morris, Royal Canin, Steelcase, Cimalux.


Dr-Ing. Enrico BENETTO
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