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MultiSensor sorting tools in a circular economy approach for the efficient recycling of PVB interlayer material in high-quality prodUcts from laminated glass coNstRuction and demolItion waStEs

Objective

Laminated glass is obtained by bonding glass layers using a polymeric interlayer. Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) is used as interlayer in laminated glass and their use in construction components is growing, therefore the end-of-life should be addressed. In EU, glass waste from Renovation and Demolition are quantified on 1.540.704 tons/year. The proper recycling of all building glass waste could avoid 925.000 tons of landfilled waste every year. Up to now, most of the post-consume PVB material in laminated glass is incinerated/landfilled, and only a 9 % is recycled in secondary uses. Recycling of PVB present several difficulties related with the contents of glass, humidity, mixing of compositions and polymer optical degradation which impede reusing as interlayer. SUNRISE will demonstrate within the current glass recycling business the application of an innovative optical multi-sensor sorting tool based on industrial in-line techniques (Raman, IRS, Fluorescence and Optical Spectroscopy) and AI algorithms which will allow optimal classification of laminated glass according to composition and degradation. Therefore, allowing the tailored mechano-chemical treatment for purification which will enable the post-consume PVB recycling and reusing as interlayer film. In order to ensure the success, the project counts with glass recycling associations and companies and main actors in mechano-chemical treatment of PVB and optical in-line systems. Industrials partners will validate the suitability of the final products in a market environment. Other transdisciplinary aspects will be incorporated including modelling, health, safety and environmental issues, dissemination & exploitation and standardisation. The success of SUNRISE will increase the European market in 360 million €/year by the proper collection and recycling of 1.250.352 tons/year of laminated glass, which will avoid PVB wastes of more than 125.000 tons, representing benefits at economic, environmental and social level.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCCI-2020-EASME-twostage
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L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL
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Área Industrial Perguita C/a N°1
31210 Los Arcos
Spain
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 112 750

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FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 805 000
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C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
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Research Organisations
INGENIERIA NAVARRA MECANICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 389 200
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Poligono Comarca Ii Calle A Nave 12
31191 Barbatain
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DENUO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 201 625
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Boulevard Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
MINERALI INDUSTRIALI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 503
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Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 4
28100 Novara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DISMECO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 875
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Via Lama Di Reno 32
40043 Marzabotto
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO-MI DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA PROIZVODNJU, ISTRAZIVANJEI RAZVOJ
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 300 125
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Put Brdo 15
51211 Matulji
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 539 718,75
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Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEXT TECHNOLOGY TECNOTESSILE SOCIETA NAZIONALE DI RICERCA R L
Italy
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€ 443 750
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Via Del Gelso 13
59100 Prato
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Research Organisations
ARINO DUGLASS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 055,13
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Poligono Royales Bajos Sn
50171 La Puebla De Alfinden
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UAB MODERNIOS E-TECHNOLOGIJOS
Lithuania
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€ 376 258,75
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Vismaliuku G 34
10423 Vilnius
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HEVADEX
Belgium
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€ 197 977,50
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Spinnerslaan 6
9160 Lokeren
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RADICI PIETRO INDUSTRIES & BRANDS SPA
Italy
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€ 329 875
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Via Cav Pietro Radici 19
24026 Cazzano Sant Andrea
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IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO
Spain
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€ 429 500
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Calle Early Ovington 24-8
41300 La Rinconada Sevilla
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Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 625 937,50
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGM BATTERIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 337 190
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Suite 1 3Rd Floor 11-12 St James's Square
SW1Y 4LB London
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LENZ INSTRUMENTS SL
Spain
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€ 481 184,38
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Calle Santander 42-48 Local 36
08020 Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 202 777,50
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Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
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WARRANT HUB SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 250
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Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re
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FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE INVESTIGACION MULTISECTORIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 750
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Parque Empresarial Alvedro, Calle H Numero 20
15180 Culleredo
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