Our Projects

The CERRY academics and researchers have a long track record of world-class research and consultancy in waste and resource management, operating at the forefront of the circular economy agenda.

Generating new knowlegde

CERRY experts use extensive cross-disciplinary approaches, mathematical modelling, statistical data analytics and laboratory experimental testing to innovate and deliver solutions on the ground.

North-South Geography

CERRY activity spans all over the World: in affluent high-tech North of long established resource recovery infrastructure; in Global South where 3 billion people live without sound waste disposal.

City-specific case study (Leeds): data and governance structures required for circular economy at city scale
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BIOREFINE aims to provide innovative strategies for the recycling of inorganic chemicals from agro- and bio-industry waste streams. It wants to maximally close nutrient cycles by minimizing residue flows and economically valorizing the minerals that can be recovered from these residue flows.
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How partner firms coordinate their environmental management practices? Green supply chain integration and its performance implications
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Identification of all the opportunities along the product supply chain that ultimately deliver a reduction in industrial energy use
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Low carbon action plans for climate smart cities
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Complex value optimisation for resource recovery
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Bioenergy from wood, waste, agricultural residues and energy crops concerning technical performance, cost effectiveness, sustainable production, food security and biodiversity
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Improvement of UK consumers’ decisions about nutrition, food safety, and domestic food waste, by using the modern view of food security for developed countries.
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E-Waste Implementation Toolikit (EU-African cities bentchmarking solutions database for e-waste)
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Innovative processing technologies and strategies to convert urban and farm organic waste to valuable and safe products for agriculture
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Multidisciplinary, pluralistic project aiming to forge alliances across the social sciences, so as to understand how finance can better serve economic, social and environmental needs
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Fiberight Ltd and CPI collaborate to address the supply chain challenges for the commodity sugar UK based SME, Fiberight Ltd and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
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FLEXI-PYROCAT - FLEXIble PYROlysis-CATalysis processing of waste plastics for the selective production of high value products. A European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014: Project 643322).
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Global Waste Management Outlook - mandated by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Developing new business models to improve delivery of infrastructure systems and their services
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Integration Radar: Anaytical framework and tool for inclusion / integration of waste pickers - informal sector recyclers
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Resource Recovery from Waste
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Secure sharing for industrial symbiosis and resource efficiency
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Solidary selective collection and recycling of solid waste in the Global South
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An interdisciplinary research team aims to quantify the vulnerability of UK agriculture and the UK food system to a future P scarcity.
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World-class research into sustainable future energy systems
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Global on-line mapping of waste and resources infrastructure
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City level benchmark indicators for MSW management and resource recovery
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