ReSoURCE Awarded the Waste Management Prize “Phönix”

During the Austrian Waste Management Conference in Vienna, ReSoURCE project has been recognized with the “Phönix” award 2024 (Abfallwirtschaftspreis 2024). The April 24th ceremony was attended by some 500 experts, policy makers, industry professionals, and academics.

From 58 submissions, a jury of experts selected a total of 6 finalists in three categories: Innovation, Communication and Best Project. Not only did ReSoURCE receive the main prize, but it also won the Innovation category. The Innovation award recognizes research projects, new concepts and developments that further develop the contribution of waste management to the circular economy.

“On behalf of all the partners we are honored to receive this award. This highlights our commitment towards developing cutting-edge technologies to set new sustainability standards for our industry” – Alexander Leitner, Technical coordinator.

The main prize “Phönix” is an initiative of the Austrian Water and Waste Management Association (ÖWAV) and the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK). It recognizes practical and/or innovative or creative solutions and concepts of relevance to waste management that contribute to environmental protection, resource conservation and the sustainable development of waste management as part of the circular economy.

The prize was presented by Christian Holzer, Director General V of the BMK, and Martin Niederhuber, President of the ÖWAV. This recognition highlights the project´s commitment to developing innovative and more sustainable solutions for the recycling of spent refractories.

“ReSoURCE was the best project in terms for research and innovation, and it will have a great impact in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions.” – Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Roland Pomberger, Chairman of the jury

Sofia Iriarte