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

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.

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 851 000

Participants (26)

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ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 402 812,50

Groupe Archimen

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 562,50

ASM - CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKU SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 218 250

Conenor Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 264 887,50

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

DUMOULIN BRICKS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 182 133,75

Inashco R&D B.V

Netherlands

KNAUF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 431 765

KS LAATUENERGIA OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 160 312,50

LAFARGE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 355 000

MEBIN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 292 687,50

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 128 625

RTT STEINERT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 687,50

STRUKTON CIVIEL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 379 582,50

TIIHONEN ISMO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 163 312,50

CONFEDERATION NATIONALE DE LA CONSTRUCTION ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 235 625

SOCIEDAD PUBLICA DE GESTION AMBIENTAL IHOBE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 64 230

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 306 025

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 294 681,25

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 830

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 691 210

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 537 502,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 447 397,50

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

SELFRAG AG

Switzerland

ADR TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 203 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642085

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 665 262,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 511 870

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain