Intervention at Brussels radio station BX1

Edgar Towa pitched the BRUCETRA project and parts of the projects’ main results on the 12:30 p.m. news on Brussels’ radio station BX1. The interview can be found at from minute 5:08 onwards. Read more

Brucetra workshop presentations

The presentations from last week’s successful Brucetra workshop can now be found under the ‘Research Output’ header. To view a specific presentation simply open the ‘Brucetra workshop: all presentations‘ file and click the link to the desired presentation. Read more

Newspaper article in Le Soir

The newspaper ‘Le Soir’ recently wrote an article about some of the main results from the Brucetra project. It includes an interview with promoter and coordinator prof. Wouter Achten and can be read on their website: Read more

Final Workshop

The final workshop of will take place the 21st of January 2020 at the MicroMarché Showroom in Brussels. The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss the results of our project, but we will also give the floor to other projects related to the circular economy transition. The conference is free, but… Read more

Towards the development of a regional hybrid IO model for Belgium

Edgar Towa, Vanessa Zeller and Wouter Achten have recently published a paper in an international scientific peer-reviewed journal. Their research has extensively analyzed different input-output (IO) models that have been used to assess waste management and circular economy policies. This research has paved the way towards developing the regional hybrid IO model covering Brussels,… Read more

Lecture in Heraklion

Vanessa Zeller will give a presentation at the 7th international conference on sustainable solid waste management in Heraklion in Greece between the 26 and the 29th of June. She will discuss her joint paper: “assessing the circular economy potential and environmental performance of biowaste flows at city-region level” co-authored by Carolien Lavigne, Edgar Towa,… Read more

Presentation in Dublin at the EURO 2019 Conference

Carolien Lavigne will discuss her joint research with prof. dr. ing. Reginald Dewil (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and prof. dr. Jeroen Beliën (KU Leuven) at the 30th European conference on operational research in Dublin, which takes 23rd-26th of June. She will give a talk about a location-routing optimization and simulation model for bio-waste collection in… Read more

FWO grant for VUA collaboration

BRUCETRA Researcher Carolien Lavigne attained funding from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) to pursue a collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA). Carolien will be working with VUA professors Wout Dullaert, Reginald Dewil and Dirk Inghels during a two-month visiting period. The main goal of this alliance is to investigate the effect several… Read more

Project prolongation

Innoviris confirmed that our proposal to prolong the BRUCETRA project with 2 years is accepted. This means that the project and related research activities will continue in 2018 and 2019. Read more

Presentation at the municipality of Forest

Wouter Achten will present the BRUCETRA project at the municipality of Forest ( on the 26th of April 2018. Read more

Presentation at CIRP

Vanessa Zeller will discuss the development of Brussels’ waste metabolism at the ‘CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering in Copenhagen’ in May 2018 ( The corresponding article ‘Integration of Waste Supply and Use Data into Regional Footprints’ is accepted for publication in the CIRP journal. Read more