DEPOTEC End of Project Workshop

The DEPOTEC End of Project Workshop took place in Thurles, Ireland on the 25th Novemeber 2015. The Workshopwas chaired by Dr Eamon McKeogh of University College Cork and Prof Anastasia Zabaniotou of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and was an international eventwith attendees coming from Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Spain and Greece. The programme included a number of expertspeakers, a group discussion and a demonstation of the DEPOTEC Pilot Pyrolysis Plant at Premier Green Energy. Download the agenda here: DEPOTEC LIFE+ Workshop 25th Nov 2015


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DEPOTEC Workshop – 25th November 2015

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The DEPOTEC Project partners arehonoured to invite you to attend the DEPOTEC LIFE+ End of Project Workshop. The event will take place in The Anner Hotel, Thurles, Ireland on the 25thNovember 2015.

The DEPOTEC LIFE+ End of Project Workshop is a full-day event being chaired Dr Eamon McKeogh of University College Cork and Prof Anastasia Zabaniotou of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Our goal is to bring together expert speakers in the fields of Pyrolysis, Tyre Recycling and European Commission LIFE projects to give talks on a range of subjects. The day will also include a visit to and demonstration of the DEPOTEC Pilot Pyrolysis Plant. The workshop agenda can be downloaded here:DEPOTEC LIFE+ Workshop 25th Nov 2015

The Anner Hotel, Thurles can be accessed using the main Dublin to Cork/Limerick rail line. For train times and tickets please

The Anner Hotel also provides a special delegates rate on the night of the 25thfor attendees to avail of, please mention DEPOTEC when booking, early booking is advised. For more information on the Anner Hotel go

Please confirm your attendance to before Monday 16thNovember. Thank you for reading, and we very much look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to forward this invite to other interested parties.



Qualification of End of Life Tyres Pyrolysis begins at DEPOTEC Pilot Plant

The qualification of End of Life Tyres Pyrolysis has began at the DEPOTEC Pilot Plant in Thurles, Ireland. On the 7th of September a team of researchers from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki arrived in Ireland to complete this task. They are being assisted by project team members from Erneside Engineering, University College Cork and Premier Green Energy (DEPOTEC Pilot Plant host). This work will be completed over two weeks. More to follow.



Upcoming Event: DEPOTEC Conference, Thurles, Ireland, November 2015

The DEPOTEC Project will host an international conference on pyrolysis and tyre recycling in late November 2015. The conference will be held in Thurles, Ireland and will include a tour and demonstration of the DEPOTEC Pilot Pyrolysis Plant. For further information please email:




Re-publication of published article in

A paper by AUTh’s Nikos Antoniou and Prof Anastasia Zabaniotou was re-published in The publication was titled “Features of an efficient and environmentally attractive used tyres pyrolysis with energy and material recovery”. This research was completed as part of the DEPOTEC project. The publication has resulted in the dissemination of DEPOTECs research to the American continent.

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY GLOBAL INNOVATIONS {ISSN 2291-2460} is a Canadian based company established in 2007. The innovative perspective of our scientific approach to the current problem of ELT management, intrigued the editors.
  • is a top scientific website, viewed almost 295,000 times each month by academics and industrial R&D personnel, Page Rank=3

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Figure 3. The republished article as shown in


Biomass and Wastes Group nominated to “2nd Greece Innovates! Applied Research & Innovation Competition”

Biomass and Wastes Group based on the targets and principles of DEPOTEC project, participated in the 2nd Greece Innovates! Applied Research & Innovation Competition, organized by SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) and Eurobank (Strategic banking organization of Greece). The group’s project entitled “Production of activated carbon filters from End of Life Tyres” took the 17th place of the runner ups on “Innovation” category. The announcement was made on an event that took place on 15th April 2013 “NOESIS”, Science Center and Technology Museum of Thessaloniki, Figure 1.

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Figure 1. NOESIS event that DEPOTEC members took place

A brief summary of the proposal was also hosted on, Figure 2.

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Figure 2. A brief summary of the proposal in 2nd Greece Innovates! Competition


July 2015: EU Commissioner Visits DEPOTEC Pilot Plant

On the 11th of July, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella and Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly TD, visited Premier Green Energy in Thurles. During their visit they were given a tour of the DEPOTEC Pilot Plant. The Commissioner was also present at the opening of the new MaREI Beaufort Building in Cork.


Left to Right: Sean O’Grady, Minister Alan Kelly TD., Commissioner Karmenu Vella, Eugene Keane, Tom Griffin, Tom Comerford

Industrial Waste & Wastewater Treatment & Valorisation: 21-23 May 2015, President Hotel, Athens

DEPOTEC presented a poster entitled “Activated Carbon filters from End of Life Tyres pyrolytic char: The DEPOTEC project” by A. Zabaniotou, N. Antoniou, and G. Stavropoulos at the Industrial Waste & Wastewater Treatment & Valorisation Conference, May 21– 23, 2015 Athens, Greece.

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3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, July 2 – 4, 2015, Tinos Island, Greece

DEPOTEC presented “Towards an integrated depolymerisation option of End of Life Tyres into carbon materials by means of the DEPOTEC LIFE+ concept” by N. Antoniou and A. Zabaniotou at the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management “TINOS 2015”, July 2 – 4, 2015 at Tinos Island, Greece.

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