Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management // Montanuniversitaet Leoben


We do not want to withhold the following news in the field of environmental protection from you:


February 2018

On November 9th and 10th, 2017, the first exchange of knowledge took place in Leoben between the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering at the University of Miskolc and the Institute for Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at the Montanuniversität Leoben. The two universities not only connects a similar area of research subjects, but also a common mining history. In the course of two days a lively professional exchange in the form of a mini-symposium with lectures and excursions was organized so that this connection can be revived. We look forward to the second exchange of knowledge, but this time in Miskolc!


May 2017

At the Global Energy Austria Award ceremony on May 23rd, 2017 at Linz, the project „Re-Use and Recycling of Battery Systems from E-Mobility“ got awarded with the Austrian Energy Globe Award in category “Earth”. Together with our research partners, Saubermacher, AVL, KTM and Smart Power, we got a lot of attention in media for our important research project. A picture of the award, you can find here.

Mister DI Dr.mont. Renato Sarc and his team of the ReWaste4.0 project at the Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben won this year’s first place at the poster competition of the ÖWAV Waste Management Conference in Graz (May 2017). The 37 posters submitted by representatives of economy, authorities, and industry were evaluated by a total of 470 conference participants. The contribution of Dr. Sarc with the title “ReWaste4.0 – Recycling and Recovery of Waste 4.0” was chosen as the winning poster. The annual ÖWAV conference is one of the biggest Austrian gatherings for Waste- and Resource Management besides the biannual Recy & DepoTech, organized by the Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management, and offers a platform for exchange between stakeholders and local waste management. Here you find two pictures of the poster award.


April 2017

On April 26th and 27th, 2017 the rectorate of Montanuniversitaet Leoben and the chairs AVAW, VTIU and TPT welcomed the rector Mr. Prof. Totev and the vice rector Mr. Prof. Pavlov of University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski". A photo of this visit you find here.

On April 25th, 2017 the Elektroaltgeräte Koordinierungsstelle (EAK) awarded the "Elektro-Nick 2017". This award made of electronic waste was created by employees of the chair AVAW. More Information including a picture gallery you find here.

The Global Energy Award was granted on April 5th, 2017 in Graz. The project Re2Ba and the linked activities for developing a Re-Use- and Recycling-Concept for Lithium-Ion-Batteries, got awarded at the Styrian gala at “alte Universitaet” as a winner in category “Research”. Project partners, in addition to our Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management, are Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG, AVL LIST GmbH and KTM Sportmotorcycling GmbH. As Styrian winner, we are representative in the Austrian national competition. Project leaders at Montanuniversitaet Leoben are Mag. Therese Schwarz and Dr. Astrid Arnberger (before AVAW, now Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG). You can find a picture of the award ceremony here.

COMET competence center "ReWaste4.0" from the chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management (AVAW) is approved! Details about the new projcet you find here. Here you find further information.

We are pleased to annouce the Postgraduate Course „Central Eastern Europe (CEE) Waste Manager“ - which takes place in June and September 2017. Details you find here.

Here you find the invitation for ENVIREE summer school in Polen in April 2017.

Here you find a report from Bavarian TV about the problems with „red sludge“ from the alumina production in Hungary with a statement from Prof. Roland Pomberger.

Here you find a report about Coffee to Go – single use cups in Austria with a statement from Prof. Roland Pomberger.

Here you find a report about Smart City projects with a focus on waste management, statement from Prof. Roland Pomberger (at 22:30).




November 2016

Recy & DepoTech 2016, the 13th waste management conference,  was held at Montanuniversitaet Leoben from November 8th-11th, 2016.  All relevant information you please find via the official website www.recydepotech.at.
The conference was visited by the camera crew of "kanal3.tv" for the first time. Here you please find their five minutes long GERMAN video report.
During the conference ISWA-scholarship-award ceremony took place too. The ISWA-award went to our former colleague Dr. Astrid Arnberger. The topic of her thesis is "Developing a holistic recycling concept for traction batteries based on lithium-ion batteries". Fotos of the award ceremony you please find here. Astrid, we congratulate you.
Additionally, three honorary prizes were awarded to persons who have actively supported the conference for many years. On opening day, prizes were personally handed out  to Mr. Ing. Alfred Krenn and Mr. Dr.-Ing. Marco Ritzkowski. As Mr. DI Walter Scharf was unfortunately unable to attend the conference, he was subsequently awarded. Fotos  of the award you please find here.


October 2016

On October 29th, 2016 2016 the report "Was von uns übrig bleibt" was shown on the television channel "Das Erste". In this seven minutes long contribution Prof. Pomberger undertakes a very interesting timetravel. German television contribution you please find here.

On October 20th-21th, 2016 Prof. Pomberger held an opening speech at conference "Wirtschaftsstrategische Rohstoffe (r4)" in Hannover. The topic of the lecture was "Die dynamische Entwicklung der europäischen Abfallwirtschaft". The agenda of the conference you find here. Two pictures of Prof. Pomberger's lecture you find here - all pictures from the oranizer you find here.


September 2016

On September 4th-5th, 2016 a chinese delegation has visited Montanuniversitaet Leoben. Here you find a short report of this visit.


June 2016

On June 27th, 2016 an excursion to the incineration plant (MVA) Pfaffenau took place - as part of the class "Exkursion Infrastruktur- und Abfallwirtschaft". Here is a foto of the participants.

The "Energy Globe Award / Styria" in the category "worldwide" was awarded to the project "Landfill Mining Styria" of chair AVAW. Here you find the official website of the organizer. A picture of our award winners you find here. And here you can also view a television broadcasting about the event (starting at 19:55).


March 2016

On March 13th, 2016 at "Ö1" a radio broadcast with the issue "Matrix – Computer & neue Medien" took place. The broadcast you find here (German language).

On March 7th, 2016 at "Byrischer Rundfunk" a TV broadcast with the issue "Gefahr im Untergrund" (red mud) was shown. The video you find here (German language).

On March 3rd, 2016 Prof. Pomberger was speaker at "Urban Future Global Conference" in Graz - Session "How innovative waste solutions help the environment and can save millions". Here you find a video of the lecture.

From March 1st to May 31th, 2016 the exhibition "Rohstoffe sind Zukunft" is placed in the art hall of Leoben. Our chair will be at the exhibition with some exhibition objects. The official website is www.rohstoffausstellung.at. HiWay TV had published two reports. The first you find here, the second here.


January 2016

On January 20th, 2016 the closing event of the project "ChromSan - Further investigations concerning in-situ remediation of contaminated sites" had taken place at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben. The presentations of this event you find here. The event language will be German.

On January 17th, 2016 at "ORF Österreich Bild" a TV broadcast with the issue "Die Kaderschmiede - 175 Jahre Montanuniversität Leoben" was shown. The video you find here (German language).

On January 3rd, 2016 Mr Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Girtler published a report of "Ledersprung" and "Alma Mater" of Montanuniversitaet Leoben at "Krone Zeitung". The report you find here (German language).

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