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Twinning for Promoting Excellence, Ability and Knowledge to develop advanced waste gasification Solutions

Project description

WtE research and innovation in Lithuania

The value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible in a circular economy. However, there will always be residual waste because not everything is recyclable. This is why it is important to keep this waste from entering the landfills. Waste-to-energy (WtE) plants (waste incineration with energy recovery) is one possible solution. The EU-funded TWIN-PEAKS project will establish a joint research strategy between Germany’s Technical University of Munich, Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and German company WIP Renewable Energies. Coordinated by the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), the researchers will foster the uptake of WtE innovation in Lithuania. This twinning collaboration will boost the research excellence of LEI and VMU.


The Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) plan to establish an association to foster the uptake of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) research and innovation in Lithuania and engage the country in pan-European collaborative efforts on this topic. To ensure its success, both institutions need to increase their research excellence in the topic of WtE and develop international networks. To this end, LEI and VMU propose TWIN-PEAKS, a Horizon 2020 Twinning project with the Technical University of Munich (Germany), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and WIP Renewable Energies GmbH & Co. KG (Germany). TWIN-PEAKS is based on the development of a joint-research strategy between the partners, the pooling of their research infrastructure, the transfer of scientific knowledge and know-how on WtE research and innovation, the building of academic and non-academic networks, the outreach to end-users of WtE solutions, and a plan for joint-applications for research grants to fund further research projects involving the consortium. It is expected that this Twinning collaboration will increase the research excellence of LEI and VMU, build capacities to form the critical mass of researchers in WtE in Lithuania, develop the international networks of LEI and VMU, increase the production and exploitation of intellectual property, grow the opportunities for collaborations with the industry, and allow LEI and VMU to contribute to national and international efforts for increasing the use of renewable energy through the WtE association to be create by LEI and VMU at the end of TWIN-PEAKS.

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Net EU contribution
€ 262 593,75
Breslaujos g. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 262 593,75

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