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Developing a generic framework for implementing a circular economy in an Australian regional centre


Topic ID
376

Thesis Topic/Title
Developing a generic framework for implementing a circular economy in an Australian regional centre

Description

This project aims to develop a generic framework for implementing a circular economy for organic waste in an Australian regional context. Key research questions addressed include i) how does a circular economy apply to an Australian regional context; ii) what are the enabling elements and iii) what approach is required to maximise success.

The specific objectives of this research include:
• To identify key components, drivers and policies of a circular economy that can be implemented in regional Australian centres
• To identify regional feedstocks and evaluate options through feedstock analysis
• To identify infrastructure and technology requirements and feasibility
• To identify the value add, business and regional partnership opportunities
• To illustrate example/s of a Circular Economy applied to the Toowoomba Region


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning


Application Open Date
07/11/2018

Application Close Date
07/11/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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