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Reuse of mining waste into innovative geopolymeric-based structural panels, precast, ready mixes and insitu applications

Objective

The construction sector, currently in crises in some countries due to the economic development model adopted during last decades, can again play an important role for the European economy to be more innovative by using fewer resources (raw materials and energy) and reducing environmental impact (emission of greenhouse gases and dust pollution). Access to raw materials and resource efficiency are at the forefront of the EU political debate and recycling is a main part of the solution of many strategic objectives. It addresses resource scarcity and enhances security of material supply, while contributing to higher energy efficiency and lower environmental impacts. Moreover, recycling offers significant investment, innovation and employment opportunities in the EU. In this context, this RISE programme aims to promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, share knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa) for the advancement of science and the development of innovation within the recycling and valorization of mining and quarrying wastes which represent 27% of the EU total waste generated from economic activities and households, promote utilization of innovative geopolymeric materials in the construction sector, and foster a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes in the materials industry through recycling mining wastes, by taking advantage of the integrated knowledge acquired in the complementary areas of the RISE partners. In this scenario, this RISE action aims at taking advantage of the recent developments in the areas of materials science, processing engineering, structural engineering, infrastructure systems, arts and design and market perspectives, turning mining waste into valuable materials for infrastructure and building products.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DA BEIRA INTERIOR
Address
Convento De Santo Antonio
6201 001 Covilha
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 108 000

Participants (9)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALSITEK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Maxwell Road Alfric Square 25
PE2 7JP Peterborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFALCA SOCIEDADE CENTRAL DE PRODUTOS DE CORTICA LIMITADA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Telhado En 2 Km 413.2
2205 213 Abrantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEIRA SERRA - ASSOCIACAO PROMOTORADO DESENVOLVIMENTO RURAL INTEGRADO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Urbanizacao Quinta Da Alampada Lote 24 Loja Esquerda
6200 Boidobra
Activity type
Other
Refractarios ALFRAN, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Polígono Hacienda Dolores Autovía 92 Km 6
41500 Alcalá De Guadaira
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments