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New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction

Objective

The EU-28 total waste generation in 2014 was 2598M tones, the highest since 2004, 33.5% of which was from the construction sector, being also one of the larger consumers of inorganic raw materials. Construction activities are mainly localized in urban areas where by 2050 about 86% of the developed world is expected to live. CINDERELLA project aims to develop a new Circular Economy Business Model (CEBM) for use of secondary raw materials (SRM) in urban areas, connecting different industries, the construction sector and municipal services, decision makers and the general public with the support of CinderOSS, a “One-Stop-Shop” service, articulated in (i) an on-line ICT platform for tracking and modelling the urban waste-to-product flows, on-line marketing and sharing knowledge and information along the value chain (ii) production and marketing of (SRM) based construction products and (iii) building with SRM based construction products supported by building information modelling (BIM). Different streams of waste will be exploited in the project, i.e. construction and demolition waste, industrial wastes, heavy fraction from municipal solid waste and sewage sludge, mostly of them currently landfilled and/or incinerated. Their suitability for use for building materials will be demonstrated through large scale demonstration activities in Slovenia, Croatia and Spain while the ICT platform will be demonstrated in Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Poland, Italy and The Netherlands. The project will contribute to 20% reduction of environmental impacts along the value and supply chain, reducing virgin material exploitation and converting wastes to products. Sustainability of CEBM will be proven with the environmental, economic and social assessment through whole life (LCA, LCC and S-LCA). The pre-feasibility analysis of the proposed CEBM indicates an increase of recycling by 30% of CDW, 13% of industrial waste, 100% of heavy fraction and 25% of sewage sludge with a net profit of 18%.

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2017TwoStage
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Coordinator

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 061 947,50

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 412 206,50
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEXEL CONSULTING DOO BEOGRAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 120 785
Address
Visnjiceva 8
10000 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPENCONTENT SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 269 762,50
Address
Via Galileo Galilei 24
38122 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION BENEFICO-DOCENTE GOMEZ-PARDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 375
Address
Calle Alenza 1
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 531 500
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
NIGRAD KOMUNALNO PODJETJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 752 217,48
Address
Zagrebska Cesta 30
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 358 125
Address
Ulica Kossutha 6
40 844 Katowice
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION DE EMPRESARIOS DEL HENARES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 770 443,75
Address
Calla Teniente Ruiz Num 2
28806 Alcala De Henares Madrid
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 902 980
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLO TECNOLOGICO ALTO ADRIATICO ANDREA GALVANI SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PERAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Via Roveredo 20B
33170 Pordenone
Activity type
Research Organisations
KPLUSV ORGANISATIEADVIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 494 375
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73 Lb1
6827AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
6 MAY DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA KOMUNALNE USLUGE

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 46 151,27
Address
Ulica Tribje 2
52470 Umag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRADEZEN INSTITUT MAKEDONIJA AD SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 294 350
Address
Ul Drezdenska 52
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)