A new Technology to make hollow modular building elements from cement-wood-water composite in a new type of press has been developed and successfully tested in a small scale prototype press. However, full scale tests are needed for evaluation of the method and the production technology. Therefore a full scale prototype press with auxiliary equipment will be built to be able to meet the main objectives of the project which are: to prove the basic technology from small to full scale, develop world wide compatible elements and utilize industrial, agricultural and household waste including CO2. The main objectives for the following sectors are: Industrial, add new products to improve the competitiveness of existing European machine industry, mainly for export and new highly competitive building elements to the EC and world market. Economical, reduce material manufacturing and associated life cost of some 30% compared with state of the art within the building industry. Social, turn organic waste from industry, agriculture and household and CO2 gained from exhaust industrial fumes into environmentally friendly products. Create some 5000 new permanent jobs including spin offs to existing machine and building industry in Europe, mainly because of new export. Technological, introduce a new type of press technology needed for production of the hollow elements. Develop various systems, such as C02-injection system, forming equipment and logistic system. Proposed approach to meet the above objectives: Design of the already proposed Ceca-press, full scale press. Construction of the full scale prototype press. Material and process development. Make elements for full scale testing. Testing of the machinery. Full scale testing of the elements as well as testing of joining - and detail technology in a full scale test house.
Funding SchemeCRS - Cooperative research contracts
3927 ZL Renswoude
UB8 2JQ Uxbridge
3780 BD Voorthuizen
WA1 2DS Warrington