Final presentations Area Study Sustainability: Wheels of Metals

Friday 30 January 2015 were the final presentations of the last course of the Minor Sustainable Development. This year the Area Study was about Wheels of Metals: a circular economy for metals. All students were challenged to write an Urban Mining Business Plan of Rotterdam.

Jury was impressed at the final presentations of the Business plans

Jury was impressed at the final presentations of the Business plans

The main question of the course was: How to extract metals from old buildings, cars, etc, so that we don’t need metals of the soil anymore? And, even more important to make it work: can you make money of it?

All students were challenged to write a Urban Mining Business Plan of the city and harbor of Rotterdam. They looked at 4 different metals: aluminum, iron, tantalum and copper. In front of a board of critical experts from the field, students presented their Business Plans.

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Last Modified: 16-04-2015