Transforming Islands into Sustainable Circular Resource Hubs (2019-2022)
The main objective of this research project is to examine waste to energy into a well interconnected system considering circular economy principles. The Scottish Government has set a number of goals towards developing a circular economy, as described by its 'Zero Waste Plan. This is transformed into action by the strategy document "Making Things Last: A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland", which discusses commitment to principles of reuse, reduce, recycling and remanufacturing, as well as existing research and further avenues of development. In the same time, several electricity interconnections are proposed currently according to conditions imposed by Ofgem of certain capacity requirements being met by CfDs. We are testing an interconnected power system for Scottish islands which accommodates a number of energy resources including biological ones.