The first project of the Research Hub is titled: 'The development of a Research Library for the Organics Recycling industry.' The project was selected and a contractor appointed in 2019. The project commenced in June '20, and was completed as scheduled in January '21.
Following a competitive tender period, the contract for the first project of the Hub was awarded to NNFCC.
The Research Library is an online platform compiled of research undertaken across the composting and anaerobic digestion industries, with effort being focussed particularly on the past decade and on research that is of relevance to the UK.
The Library not only collates research that has been carried out across the industries, but it also highlights ‘research gaps’; areas of research that are limited or absent altogether. The Library content will advance industry knowledge, inform areas of focus for future Research Project Proposals to be submitted to and taken forwards by the Hub, and in turn drive industry forwards.
The total cost of the first project of the Research Hub is £68,674 (excl. VAT).
The Research Library can be found at: www.realresearchlibrary.org.uk.
Note images below of the Library 'Login' page, as well as the 'Research Library' (containing collated research) page of the platform, respectively.