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SUStainable, innovative and energy-efficient CONcrete, based on the integration of all-waste materials

Objective

The project aims at developing new technology routes to integrate waste materials in the production cycle of concrete, for both ready-mixed and pre-cast applications, resulting in an innovative light-weight, eco-compatible and cost-effective construction material, made by all-waste raw materials and characterized by low embodied energy and CO2 and by improved ductility and thermal insulation performances. The target of low embodied energy and CO2 will be mainly achieved through working on the binders’ side, while the target of energy efficiency (heat insulation) will be mainly achieved through working on the aggregates side.
The use of lightweight recycled aggregates will allow making the target material lightweight and heat-insulating. The focus will be on waste materials that, for quantity, distribution and characteristics are also a social problem but, on the other hand, are available in quantities enough for feeding the concrete industry. On the binder side the aim is the complete replacement of cement by waste materials of high silicon dioxide content, e.g. municipal incinerator ash, ash disposed from coal-fired thermal power plants, and/or in combination with by-products such as ferronickel slag and natural or man-made pozzolans like -silica and metakaolin. Properties regulators will be studied, consisting of highly active products that will regulate the performance of the binder, taking into account the waste raw materials variability, in order to achieve and stabilize the required properties of final products. The innovative solutions set-up at material level will then be employed to develop innovative concepts of modular building components.
The project results, while setting-up a novel low-cost material for producing energy-efficient buildings components, will also contribute to solving the issue of “waste pressure” on towns and to reducing the consumption of not-renewable natural raw materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Coordinator

CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI
Address
Strada Statale 7 Appia Km 706+030 Snc
72100 Cittadella Della Ricerca Brindisi
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 779 665,64
Administrative Contact
Consuelo Sicuro (Dr.)

Participants (15)

CONSORZIO PER LO SVILUPPO E IL TRASFERIMENTO DI TECNOLOGIE E PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI SERVIZI NEL MEZZOGIORNO NEL SETTORE DEL RECUPERO EDILIZ
Italy
EU contribution
€ 467 556
Address
Vico Ii San Nicola Alla Dogana 9
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabella Cerquozzi (Mrs.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 308 840
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MINING OUARRYING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TOURISTSHIPPING TECHNICAL COMPANY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 285 166,69
Address
An Metaxa Street 15
14564 Kifissia Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Dedeloudis (Dr.)
Centro Riciclo Vedelago S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 275,01
Address
Via Molino 17
31050 Vedelago (Tv)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carla Poli (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 625 022,75
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Menno Vloemans (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 842,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
ISTANBUL BETON ELEMANLARI VE HAZIRBETON FABRIKALARI SANAI VE TICARETAS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 160 192,80
Address
Karadeniz Mh Eski Edirne Asfalti
34150 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatih özalp (Mr.)
MAGNETTI BUILDING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 337 125
Address
Via Don Angelo Pedrinelli 118
24030 Carvico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Sonzogni (Dr.)
CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 246 242,60
Address
Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760 034 Vila Nova De Famalicao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Carvalho (Ms.)
BASF CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 040
Address
Dr Albert Frank Str 32
83308 Trostberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wastlhuber (Mr.)
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Taiwan
Address
Keelung Road Sec4 43
106 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ju-Hui Emma Huang (Prof.)
TUV ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 620
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 27
20100 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marina Colapenna (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 505,18
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
IRIDEX-GROUP-PLASTIC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 109 600
Address
B Dul Eroilor 6-8
077190 Voluntari Ilfov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariana Olteanu (Ms.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 305,83
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pauline Mccann (Ms.)