The fifth issue of "R*, BRGM's Research Newsletter" is entitled "Geosciences, a central cog in the circular economy".
6 February 2017
Electronic and electrical waste is one of the resources exploited in what is known as "urban mining"

Electronic and electrical waste is one of the resources exploited in what is known as "urban mining". 

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Increasingly generalised and optimised recycling, sustainable management of natural resources, energy management, etc. The arrival of the circular economy in our societies has brought new scientific, technical and methodological challenges that cover the entire spectrum of geoscientific skills, opening up new avenues of research. 

For several years, BRGM has been actively conducting research and drawing on its capacity to innovate in order to respond to the scientific, technical and methodological challenges linked to these new issues.

Antoine Beylot, Stéphane Vaxelaire, Jacques Villeneuve. Reducing Gaseous Emissions and Resource Consumption Embodied in French Final Demand: How Much Can Waste Policies Contribute? Journal of Industrial Ecology, Wiley, 2016, 20 (4), <10.1111 /jiec.12318>. <hal-01453349> 

Delphine Bruyère, Stephen Simon, Hubert Haas, Thibauld Conte, Noureddine Menad. Cryogenic ball milling: A key for elemental analysis of plastic-rich automotive shedder residue. Powder Technology, Elsevier, 2016, 294, pp.454-462. <10.1016/j.powtec.2016.03.009>. <hal-01453368> 

Noureddine Menad, N. Kanari, Yannick Ménard, Jacques Villeneuve. Process simulator and environmental assessment of the innovative WEEE treatment process. International Journal of Mineral Processing, Elsevier, 2016, 148 (92-99), <10.1016/j.minpro.2016.01.018>. <hal-01453381> 

Antoine Beylot, Baptiste Boitier, Nicolas Lancesseur, Jacques Villeneuve. A consumption approach to wastes from economic activities. Waste Management, Elsevier, 2016, 49, pp.505-515. <10.1016/j.wasman.2016.01.023>. <hal-01453389> 

Sylvain Guignot, Solène Touzé, Frédéric Von Der Weid, Yannick Ménard, Jacques Villeneuve. Recycling Construction and Demolition Wastes as Building Materials: A Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Wiley, 2015, 19 (6), pp.1030 - 1043. <10.1111/jiec.12262>. <hal-01401039> 

Marie Bonnin, Catherine Azzaro-Pantel, Serge Domenech, Jacques Villeneuve. Multicriteria optimization of copper scrap management strategy. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, 2015, 99, pp.48 - 62. <10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.03.013>. <hal-01400665> 

Elisabeth Maris, Pierre Botane, Philippe Wavrer, Daniel Froelich. Characterizing plastics originating from WEEE: A case study in France. Minerals Engineering, Elsevier, 2015, 76, pp.28-37. <10.1016/j.mineng.2014.12.034>. <hal-01206310> 

Antoine Beylot, Stéphane Vaxelaire, Isabelle Zdanevitch, Nicolas Auvinet, Jacques Villeneuve. Life Cycle Assessment of mechanical biological pre-treatment of Municipal Solid Waste: A case study. Waste Management, Elsevier, 2015, 39, pp.287 - 294. <10.1016/j.wasman.2015.01.033>. <hal-01398975> 

Anne-Gwénaëlle Guezennec, Kathy Bru, Jérôme Jacob, Patrick D’hugues. Co-processing of sulfidic mining wastes and metal-rich post-consumer wastes by biohydrometallurgy. Minerals Engineering, Elsevier, 2015, pp.10.1016/j.mineng.2014.12.033. <10.1016/j.mineng.2014.12.033>. <hal-01102658> 

Françoise Bodénan, Florent Bourgeois, Charlotte Petiot, Thierry Augé, Benjamin Bonfils, et al.. Ex situ mineral carbonation for CO2 mitigation: Evaluation of mining waste resources, aqueous carbonation processability and life cycle assessment (Carmex project). Minerals Engineering, Elsevier, 2014, 59, pp.52-63. <10.1016/j.mineng.2014.01.011>. <hal-00987658> 

Kathy Bru, Solène Touzé, Florent Bourgeois, Nicholas Lippiatt, Yannick Ménard. Assessment of a microwave-assisted recycling process for the recovery of high-quality aggregates from concrete waste. International Journal of Mineral Processing, Elsevier, 2014, vol. 126, pp. 90-98. <10.1016/j.minpro.2013.11.009>. <hal-00920886> 

Antoine Beylot, Jacques Villeneuve. Environmental impacts of residual Municipal Solid Waste incineration: A comparison of 110 French incinerators using a life cycle approach. Waste Management, Elsevier, 2013, 33 (12), pp.2781-2788. <10.1016/j.wasman.2013.07.003>. <hal-01022963> 

Marie Bonnin, Catherine Azzaro-Pantel, Luc Pibouleau, Serge Domenech, Jacques Villeneuve. Development and validation of a dynamic material flow analysis model for French copper cycle. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Elsevier, 2013, 91 (8), pp.1390-1402. <10.1016/j.cherd.2013.03.016>. <hal-01023038> 

Julie Clavreul, Dominique Guyonnet, Davide Tonini, Thomas Christensen. Stochastic and epistemic uncertainty propagation in LCA. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Springer Verlag, 2013, 18 (7), pp.1393-1403. <10.1007/s11367-013-0572-6>. <hal-00811827> 

Antoine Beylot, Jacques Villeneuve, Gaël Bellenfant. Life Cycle Assessment of landfill biogas management: Sensitivity to diffuse and combustion air emissions. Waste Management, Elsevier, 2013, 33 (2), pp.401-411. <10.1016/j.wasman.2012.08.017>. <hal-01022965> 

Julie Clavreul, Dominique Guyonnet, Thomas H. Christensen. Quantifying uncertainty in LCA-modelling of waste management systems. Waste Management, Elsevier, 2012, 32, pp.2482-2495. <10.1016/j.wasman.2012.07.008>. <hal-00763701> 

Research Newsletter No. 5