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Geomaterials: from Waste to Resource

Objective

GeoRes aims to expand the scope of the involved teams’ research in addressing some of the outstanding challenges in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering: developing innovative solutions for the reuse of waste geomaterials generated by construction and mining industries across Europe. Geomaterial waste represents half of the waste volume generated in EU-27. These waste geomaterials generally exhibit poor engineering characteristics that prevent their direct reuse on construction/mining sites. However, if adequately treated, they could represent an excellent resource for construction purposes with significant money saving and reduction in the environmental footprint, thus contributing to the establishment of a circular economy. To achieve this, GeoRes will develop protocols, software and tools to improve the engineering characteristics of waste geomaterials, and to guarantee the level of performance over the service life of geostructures built from waste geomaterials considering site-specific conditions. The fundamental concern of the research in the GeoRes network is thus to develop strategies and tools for sustainable reuse of waste geomaterials generated by geoengineering activities, and to determine how to turn a waste geomaterial into a valued durable material, with a positive revenue stream. The proposed network is at the interface of two domains of engineering; geotechnical and geoenvironmental. Even today, it is not easy to find researchers with expertise in both geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. We intend to form a multidisciplinary and intersectoral consortium composed of 8 academic and 6 industrial beneficiaries and 6 Third Country partners which aim to address this problem. GeoRes will create a multidisciplinary and intersectoral network of creative and innovative researchers and practising engineers ready to face geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering challenges which arise in the vanguard of technological innovation.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Net EU contribution
€ 274 500,00
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 274 500,00
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex

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Region
Grand Est Lorraine Meurthe-et-Moselle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 58 500,00
Address
Viale Dell Universita Campus Folcara
03043 Cassino

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Frosinone
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 85 500,00
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
GRONLANDS NATURINSTITUT
Greenland
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
Sognsv 72
0855 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 500,00
RAMBOLL SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
,
104 62 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GINGER CEBTP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Av. Gay Lussac 12
78990 Elancourt

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLOOP AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Address
Stadsgarden 6
116 45 Stockholm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HORIZON CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
26-28 Southernhay East
EX1 1NS Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SYNOPSYS (NORTHERN EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Brook Drive 100 Green Park
RG2 6UJ Reading Berkshire

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TERRE LEGGERE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Moccia 90
83100 Avellino

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Region
Sud Campania Avellino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (6)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CORPORATION DE L ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL ASSOCIATION
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Blvd Edouard Montpetit 2900
H3T 1J4 Montreal

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 67 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES FUNDACION
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Carrera 1 18A-10
- Bogota Dc

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Paulo Gama 110
90046900 Porto Alegre

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ZHONGGUO KEXUEYUAN WUHAN YANTU LIXUE YANJIUSUO
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Xiaohongshan 2
430071 Wuhan

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DENESHGAH E ELM SANAAT E IRAN
Iran
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Narmak Tehran 1684613114
16845 163 Tehran

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00