What are you researching right now, Ms Rhoden?
Dr. Imke Rhoden, scientist at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, System Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)
„I want certain materials from discarded refrigerators to be recycled rather than incinerated. Specifically: rigid foams used for insulation, which are used in the construction industry as well. The EU project CIRCULAR FOAM brings together experts from eight countries to investigate possibilities for a circular economy using waste for high-performance plastics. I analyze the economic conditions for this. The goal is a model that will enable regionally adapted development plans.“
More about CIRCULAR FOAM go.fzj.de/juelichblog-rhoden-en
Photo: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau; Video: Forschungszentrum Jülich