Extended data pipeline concept for the circular economy transition in The Netherlands
Dutch Principal Investigator: TU Delft researchers Boriana Rukanova, Dr. Jolien Ubacht, Yao-Hua Tan & Wirawan Agahari (meet the team)
Planned period: September 2022 - September 2024
Project summary: The DATAPIPE project aims to help the Customs Administration of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands to be better equipped to meet their responsibilities in the context of the circular economy. The project will deliver a diagnostic problem analysis report, blueprint for piloting, and recommendations.
About the project
The Green Deal, the Circular Economy Action Plan, and national policies and objectives aim to retain value of products, reduce the use of primary materials and eliminate waste. Monitoring the practical implementation of circular economy policies and instruments will be challenging and when borders are crossed customs will continue to play a key role. Traceability of product and their material composition is of key importance for trade to enable recovery of high-quality secondary materials and to allow companies to show compliance. Achieving such traceability is very hard, as information is held by multiple actors in in complex supply chains.
The beneficiaries for this project are:
- Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
- Netherlands Institute of Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Results and achievements
The main expected result is that the data pipeline concept will be extended (in the context of the automotive industry) and the benefits will be conceptually analysed and made explicit, with possible further extension and application to other industries in the future.
3 November, 2022 - DATAPIPE kick-off meeting
The DATAPIPE kick-off meeting took place on 3 November, 2022 with representatives from the DATAPIPE project team from TU Delft and TNO, DG REFORM, and the DATAPIPE beneficiaries from Dutch Customs and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.