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SUStainable, innovative and energy-efficient CONcrete, based on the integration of all-waste materials

SUStainable, innovative and energy-efficient CONcrete, based on the integration of all-waste materials

Objective

The project aims at developing new technology routes to integrate waste materials in the production cycle of concrete, for both ready-mixed and pre-cast applications, resulting in an innovative light-weight, eco-compatible and cost-effective construction material, made by all-waste raw materials and characterized by low embodied energy and CO2 and by improved ductility and thermal insulation performances. The target of low embodied energy and CO2 will be mainly achieved through working on the binders’ side, while the target of energy efficiency (heat insulation) will be mainly achieved through working on the aggregates side.
The use of lightweight recycled aggregates will allow making the target material lightweight and heat-insulating. The focus will be on waste materials that, for quantity, distribution and characteristics are also a social problem but, on the other hand, are available in quantities enough for feeding the concrete industry. On the binder side the aim is the complete replacement of cement by waste materials of high silicon dioxide content, e.g., municipal incinerator ash, ash disposed from coal-fired thermal power plants, and/or in combination with by-products such as ferronickel slag and natural or man-made pozzolans like -silica and metakaolin. Properties regulators will be studied, consisting of highly active products that will regulate the performance of the binder, taking into account the waste raw materials variability, in order to achieve and stabilize the required properties of final products. The innovative solutions set-up at material level will then be employed to develop innovative concepts of modular building components.
The project results, while setting-up a novel low-cost material for producing energy-efficient buildings components, will also contribute to solving the issue of “waste pressure” on towns and to reducing the consumption of not-renewable natural raw materials.
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Coordinator

CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI

Address

Strada Statale 7 Appia Km 706+030 Snc
72100 Cittadella Della Ricerca Brindisi

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 779 665,64

Administrative Contact

Consuelo Sicuro (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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CONSORZIO PER LO SVILUPPO E IL TRASFERIMENTO DI TECNOLOGIE E PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI SERVIZI NEL SETTOREDEL RECUPERO EDILIZIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 467 556

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 308 840

S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MINING OUARRYING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TOURISTSHIPPING TECHNICAL COMPANY SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 285 166,69

Centro Riciclo Vedelago S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 90 275,01

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 625 022,75

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 255 842,50

ISTANBUL BETON ELEMANLARI VE HAZIRBETON FABRIKALARI SANAI VE TICARETAS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 160 192,80

MAGNETTI BUILDING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 337 125

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 246 242,60

BASF CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 113 040

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan

TUV ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 620

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 195 505,18

IRIDEX-GROUP-PLASTIC SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 109 600

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 349 305,83

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285463

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 128 681,01

  • EU contribution

    € 4 500 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI

Italy

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