The project aims to employ organic, urban and industrial sludge, along with non-hazardous waste from industrial processes
and along with urban green waste, in the production of bricks with enhanced heat insulating capacity. This is made possible
by an innovative compound called Bio-Oxidated S2, patented by the consortium.
The purpose of the project is to create a pilot plant for producing Bio-Oxidated S2 and also to develop a new business model
that will set up a production chain consisting of waste disposal companies and brick manufacturers in order to duplicate this
chain in major brick producing areas in Europe.
An industrial-sized plant for producing Bio-Oxidated S2 will be able to dispose of 50,000 tons of organic sludge, 30,000 tons
of urban green waste and 20,000 tons of non-hazardous waste material from industrial processes per year. It will produce
50,000 tons of Bio-Oxidated S2 and provide 15 new jobs. Used as an additive to clay, this amount of Bio-Oxidated S2 can
be employed to produce 300,000 tons of brick per year, and these bricks will have a thermal conductivity index that is 15%
lower than the finest bricks currently available (which will lead to better heat insulation in new buildings), while saving 50,000
tons of raw materials (30,000 tons of clay and 20,000 tons of sand) and 1,500,000 m3 of natural gas used for baking the
The project helps mitigate or solve important industrial and social problems, because it: 1) increases the percentage of
organic sludge that is recycled; 2) reduces the amount of raw materials used to produce the bricks; 3) lowers the
consumption of natural gas in the brick production process; 4) helps increase environmental compatibility in the building
The project develops an industrial symbiosis whereby different actors derive mutual benefit from sharing utilities and waste
materials and it will be possible to turn waste from one industry into useful feedstock for another one.
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Funding SchemeSME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
27050 Casei Gerola
27032 Ferrera Erbognone Pv