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Holistic Innovative Solutions for an Efficient Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Raw Materials from Complex Construction and Demolition Waste

Objective

EU28 currently generates 461 million tons per year of ever more complex construction and demolition waste (C&DW) with average recycling rates of around 46%. There is still a significant loss of potential valuable minerals, metals and organic materials all over Europe.
The main goal of HISER project is to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective technological and non-technological holistic solutions for a higher recovery of raw materials from ever more complex C&DW, by considering circular economy approaches throughout the building value chain (from the End-of-Life Buildings to new Buildings). The following solutions are proposed:
- Harmonized procedures complemented with an intelligent tool and a supply chain tracking system, for highly-efficient sorting at source in demolition and refurbishment works.
- Advanced sorting and recycling technologies for the production and automated quality assessment of high-purity raw materials from complex C&DW.
- Development of optimized building products (low embodied energy cements, green concretes, bricks, plasterboards and gypsum plasters, extruded composites) through the partial replacement of virgin raw materials by higher amounts of secondary high-purity raw materials recovered from complex C&DW.
These solutions will be demonstrated in demolition projects and 5 case studies across Europe. Moreover, the economic and environmental impact of the HISER solutions will be quantified, from a life cycle perspective (LCA/LCC), and policy and standards recommendations encouraging the implementation of the best solutions will be drafted.
HISER will contribute to higher levels of recovered materials from C&DW from 212 Mt in 2014, to 359 Mt in 2020 and 491 Mt by ca. 2030, on the basis of the increase in the recovery of aggregates, from 40% (169 Mt) to more than 80% (394 t) and wood, from 31% (2.4 Mt) to 55% (5 Mt);. Similarly, unlocking valuable raw materials currently not exploited is foreseen, namely some metals and emerging flows.

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2014-one-stage
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 851 000

Participants (25)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 402 812,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Groupe Archimen
France
EU contribution
€ 201 562,50
Address
Rue René Char 2
21000 Dijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASM - CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKUSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 218 250
Address
Ul. Grunwaldzka 5
99 301 Kutno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Conenor Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 264 887,50
Address
Kaitilantie 30
16300 Orimattila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUMOULIN BRICKS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 182 133,75
Address
Moorseelsesteenweg 239
8800 Roeselaere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Inashco R&D B.V

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stevinweg 1
2600 AP Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KNAUF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 765
Address
Am Bahnhof 7
97346 Iphofen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KS LAATUENERGIA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 160 312,50
Address
Asematie 11
44800 Pihtipudas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAFARGE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 355 000
Address
Rue Du Montmurier 95
38070 Saint Quentin Fallavier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEBIN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 254 928,44
Address
Pettelaarpark 30
5216 PD S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 625
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTT STEINERT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 687,50
Address
Hirschfelder Ring 9
02763 Zittau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRUKTON CIVIEL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 417 341,56
Address
Westkanaaldijk 2
3542 DA Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIIHONEN ISMO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 163 312,50
Address
Saahkarintie 176
77700 Rautalampi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONFEDERATION NATIONALE DE LA CONSTRUCTION ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 235 625
Address
Rue Du Lombard 34-42
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SOCIEDAD PUBLICA DE GESTION AMBIENTAL IHOBE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 230
Address
Alameda De Urkijo 36 6
48011 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 306 025
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 294 681,25
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 830
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 691 210
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 537 502,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 447 397,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
SELFRAG AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Biberenzelgli 18
3210 Kerzers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADR TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 203 750
Address
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)