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Newsletter 4

New partners Coventry and Warwick University hosted the month 24 meeting of the ECOBULK partners at Scarman Conference Center in Coventry, UK. The main focus was on finalising the plans and ambitions for the real-life demonstrations that are due to begin. 

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Seriously Circular Gaming

Ecobulk partner FCBA has been thinking about how they can help companies become more circular. Sometimes companies need to be inspired by new ideas and possibilities, other times they need to consider technical challenges, and always they will have to take into account the business models that might have to be adapted to fit a circular value chain. At the latest Ecobulk meeting in Coventry, FCBA gave the partners a chance to play test their new educational game.

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Coventry, Cars, and Circular Economy

The innovative heart of the British auto industry is still beating. ECOBULK partners recently gathered in Coventry, home of hydrogen cars pioneer MicroCab and our two new demonstration partners Warwick and Coventry University, to talk about the challenges of increasing circularity in the auto industry.

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Ecobulk 2 Years on – M24 Meeting

Two years of Ecobulk where celebrated last week in Coventry, historical home of the British automotive industry. The meeting was hosted by the new project partners Warwick and Coventry University at the Scarman Conference Centre. The aim of the meeting was to put all the pieces of the puzzle together for each of the planned demonstrations. Several exciting new concepts have been developed by the partners in the past 2 years which we expect will enable new highly circular materials and products to be produced. But the Ecobulk project is a large-scale demonstration initiative, and so an integral part of the challenge is to fit all the newly developed partial solutions into a coherent, circular chain that is feasible – not only technically, or theoretically, but also economically, and practically.

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ECOBULK Prototype Design Business model workshop

Business models revisited

Creating circular value chains is not always straightforward, as choices for each stage have ripple effects on the entire chain. These effects can have secondary

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