Research of TU Cologne at the former Leppe landfill in Lindlar
From 2014 to 2020, the Hans Hermann Voss-Stiftung funded the research project :meta_raut by TH Köln at :metabolon. :meta_raut has been the cornerstone for the technical success of the application-oriented developments of :metabolon. At the research and development center :metabolon, research is done pertaining to the conversion of waste materials into energy and recyclable materials. For this, new mixtures, preparations, and treatment processes are analyzed and further developed. As a non-university research site, :metabolon provides the opportunity to carry out analyses on a semi-industrial and industrial scale - and not just in the lab.
In the framework of the research project :meta_raut, the research site has been expanded in order to develop application-oriented solutions for the increasing technical demands in the area of regenerative energy use. The focus of this project is automation technology. An interdisciplinary team of automation engineers and chemists has conducted research on this.