Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) active in the fields of materials, environment, and IT. It was created in January 2015 from the mutual desire of the public research centres Gabriel Lippmann and Henri Tudor, both key players in research and innovation in Luxembourg, to join forces and to focus their efforts on targeted research topics with the aim to facilitate companies’ access to public research and to enhance the international visibility of the Luxembourg research and so to so a fresh momentum to the research potential in the country.
LIST’s mission is to contribute to the development of Luxembourg economy and society by conducting interdisciplinary impact-driven research in targeted research areas.
The “Environmental Research & Innovation” (ERIN) department develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, assess, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources. Its research topics are water security and safety, plants for biomass, biopolymers and bioenergy, life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and e-Science for environmental and biological applications.
Within the life cycle sustainability and risk assessment unit, one of the main goal is to develop methods and transferable tools for integrative sustainability assessment of products, technologies and policies leading to the definition and implementation of resource and energy efficient strategies, The role of LIST within the ValuefromUrine project perfectly fits in this objective: perform the environmental, economic and acceptance assessments of the newly developed technology, Its contribution is also related to its participation in the ongoing FP7 project BioelectroMET.