The workshops will take place from 10h30 to 11h55 and will cover topics related to circular economy.




WORKSHOP I (10h30 - 11h10) - Fit4Circularity



Mr Marcel Klesen, Cluster Manager, Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster
Mr Paul Schosseler, Associate, Positive Impakt
Mr Carlo Hein, CEO, Ramborn


Description: The Fit 4 Circularity programme has been designed to facilitate and accelerate your company’s transition to the circular economy. It helps you identify and assess your growth potential and integrate the circular economy into your general innovation activities.

Innovative ideas are often key to long-term profitability. A business manager who is constantly in demand, however, does not always have the time to devote enough effort to this issue. Fit 4 Circularity offers you a decision-making tool that will guide you through the adoption of the new economic and systematic approach of circular economy. The aim is to enable you to ensure the sustainability and intelligent growth of your company. The programme helps you to explore the possibilities of extending the life cycle of your products and highlights potential gains linked to circular supply chains. It also studies the benefits of collaborative platforms and analyses new business models based on selling – not products themselves – but the services provided by the products. Finally, Fit 4 Circularity underlines the importance of recycling and using recyclable materials for a more responsible production.

The cider producing company Ramborn has participated in the programme and the CEO Mr Carlo Hein will provide feedback on his experiences, with a focus on the company’s implication in the biological cycle and the value chain of cider production.





WORKSHOP II (10h30 - 11h10) - Circular Busines Models in Industry


Organiser: FEDIL - The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry

Mr Jean-Marc Zahlen, Project Manager, FEDIL, The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry
Mr Henri Wagener, Advisor, FEDIL, The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry
Mr Eric Klückers, General Director, M-Bloc - Chaux de Contern
Mr Thierry Laux, Member of the Board of Directors, ArcelorMittal



Circular Economy encourages companies to rethink the way they create value. A few Luxembourgish companies have already developed new business models respecting the principles of the circular economy. This workshop aims to present and explore two concrete cases of national companies which have already implemented those new business models, in this field as:


Contern Lime - M-bloc

The M-Bloc was developed in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg and with the support of an RDI aid from the State. It is a block that is assembled without mortar, as a Lego. Contern Lime will offer equipment for rent, and it should be considered that in 10 or 20 years, it will be easy to dismantle and reassemble them.


ArcelorMittal - Illustration of the practical side of the circular economy in the sheet piling market

As part of its steel sheets pile applications, ArcelorMittal has moved from sale to a full service, including the leasing of sheet piles. ArcelorMittal is the world's largest producer of hot-rolled steel sheet piles which are produced from 100% recycled steel and can be reused several times and recycled indefinitely at the end of the life cycle.

They are now part of a commercial process that is also undergoing a major upheaval, based on the provision of a global service including the possibility of leasing those sheet piles.

ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling is responsible for the marketing and promotion of hot rolled steel sheet piles, cold-pile sheet piles, piles and foundation solutions. ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling can offer a complete foundation package, including anchoring hardware, liernes, special profiles, painted profiles, pile-up helmets etc.  and provides a personalised engineering service for the Foundation's projects.



WORKSHOP III (11h15 - 11h55) - Green building


Organiser: Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers (OAI)

Mr Gilles Christnach, Member of  the Board, Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers (OAI) / BETIC Ingénieurs-Conseil
Mr Dave Lefèvre, Bureau Coeba
Ms Tatiana Fabeck, Fabeck architects
Mr Marc Feider, Schroeder & Associés 



School buildings made from wood with insulation of straw and local wood
Mr Dave Lefèvre (Bureau Coeba)

Living without cars in Limpertsberg
Ms Tatiana Fabeck (Fabeck architects)

Circular dismantling and demolition in the framework of the project « Wunnen mat der Woltz »
Mr Marco Feider (Schroeder & Associés)








WORKSHOP IV (11h15 - 11h55) - Tools to assess and optimize the sustainability of circular economy solutions 


Organiser: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Mr Enrico Benetto, Head of Unit, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) 
Mr Alex Bertrand, R&T Associate, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) 
Mr Thomas Schaubroeck, R&T Associate, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) 



This workshop focuses on tools to assess and optimize the sustainability of circular economy solutions. We will present some application of these tools and have afterwards a discussion with moderator.



The workshop presents the two following case studies:

  • OptiHeat: a regional and industrial symbiosis tool for waste heat valorisation, a case study on Esch-sur-Alzette.
  • LCA: a tool to evaluate the environmental performance of circular economy business models. Case studies on recycling solutions: plastic in Flanders and PVC-flooring of Tarkett.


Company and unit description:

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that develops advanced technologies and delivers innovative products and services to industry and society. As a major engine of the diversification and growth of Luxembourg’s economy through innovation, LIST supports the deployment of a number of solutions to a wide range of sectors, including energy, IT, telecommunications, environment, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing at national and European level.

The LiSRA-unit of LIST, whom will be presenting, has as mission to “Identify the factors undermining environmental health and opportunities for reducing the environmental impacts and risks associated with industrial activities and human consumption patterns”.