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BIO-OXIDATED S2: THE SOLUTION TO USE ORGANIC SLUDGE, NON-HAZARDOUSINDUSTRIAL WASTE AND URBAN GREEN WASTE TO MAKE BRICKS.

BIO-OXIDATED S2: THE SOLUTION TO USE ORGANIC SLUDGE, NON-HAZARDOUSINDUSTRIAL WASTE AND URBAN GREEN WASTE TO MAKE BRICKS.

Objective

The project aims to employ organic, urban and industrial sludge, along with non-hazardous waste from industrial processes and along with urban green waste, in the production of bricks with enhanced heat insulating capacity. This is made possible by an innovative compound called Bio-Oxidated S2, patented by the consortium.
The purpose of the project is to create a pilot plant for producing Bio-Oxidated S2 and also to develop a new business model that will set up a production chain consisting of waste disposal companies and brick manufacturers in order to duplicate this chain in major brick producing areas in Europe.
An industrial-sized plant for producing Bio-Oxidated S2 will be able to dispose of 50,000 tons of organic sludge, 30,000 tons of urban green waste and 20,000 tons of non-hazardous waste material from industrial processes per year. It will produce 50,000 tons of Bio-Oxidated S2 and provide 15 new jobs. Used as an additive to clay, this amount of Bio-Oxidated S2 can be employed to produce 300,000 tons of brick per year, and these bricks will have a thermal conductivity index that is 15% lower than the finest bricks currently available (which will lead to better heat insulation in new buildings), while saving 50,000 tons of raw materials (30,000 tons of clay and 20,000 tons of sand) and 1,500,000 m3 of natural gas used for baking the bricks.
The project helps mitigate or solve important industrial and social problems, because it: 1) increases the percentage of organic sludge that is recycled; 2) reduces the amount of raw materials used to produce the bricks; 3) lowers the consumption of natural gas in the brick production process; 4) helps increase environmental compatibility in the building construction sector.
The project develops an industrial symbiosis whereby different actors derive mutual benefit from sharing utilities and waste materials and it will be possible to turn waste from one industry into useful feedstock for another one.
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TIRSI SRL

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Cascina Gallona Snc
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Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Participants (2)

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ECOFOR SRL

Italy

ARGITEK SRL

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 662802

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

TIRSI SRL

Italy