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BIO-OXIDATED S2: THE SOLUTION TO USE ORGANIC SLUDGE, NON-HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND URBAN GREEN WASTE TO MAKE BRICKS.

Objective

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
bricks.
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
construction sector.
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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biological behavioural sciences/ethology/biological interaction
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

TIRSI SRL
Address
Cascina Gallona Snc
27032 Ferrera Erbognone Pv
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (2)

ECOFOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Regione Magenta 1
27050 Casei Gerola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARGITEK SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Cascina Gallona
27032 Ferrera Erbognone Pv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)