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Cost-Effective Recycling of CDW in High Added Value Energy Efficient Prefabricated Concrete Components for Massive Retrofitting of our Built Environment

Cost-Effective Recycling of CDW in High Added Value Energy Efficient Prefabricated Concrete Components for Massive Retrofitting of our Built Environment

Objective

Around 461 million ton/year of C&DW are generated in EU28. Recent studies on the characterization of C&DW samples at European level revealed a predominant fraction of concrete (52% average). Over the last years, novel technology has been developed aiming to guarantee high quality recycled concrete aggregates for use in new concrete, thereby closing the concrete loop. The most advanced concrete recycling technologies currently produce coarse (>4mm) recycled concrete aggregates by removing cement paste from the surface of the aggregates. However, the fine (0-4 mm) fraction, ca. 40% of the concrete waste, still faces technical barriers to be incorporated into new concrete and consequently, is often down-cycled. At the other extreme, there are minor (e.g. glass) and emerging (e.g. mineral wool) C&DW materials, currently accounting for 0.7% of the total, but revealing growing rates as consequence of European regulations. Those emerging C&DW streams have not yet found technological and business solutions, being mostly landfilled. On the other hand, concrete is the most widely used material in building, with a growing trend towards prefabrication. The European precast concrete sector faces diverse needs for resource efficiency improvement (reduction in natural resource consumption and metabolization of waste materials, reduction in carbon footprint and embodied energy, design for reuse, increase in process efficiency and waste minimization, lighter solutions, enhanced thermal performance through novel cost-effective insulating materials). Aiming at facing these challenges, VEEP main objective is to eco-design, develop and demonstrate new cost-effective technological solutions that will lead to novel closed-loop circular approaches for C&DW recycling into novel multilayer precast concrete elements (for both new buildings and refurbishment) incorporating new concretes as well as superinsulation material produced by using at least 75% (by weight) of C&DW recycled materials.
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RINA CONSULTING SPA

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Via San Nazaro 19
16145 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 582 500

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 730 375

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 702 800

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 238 500

NOBATEK INEF 4

France

EU Contribution

€ 219 375

KEEY AEROGEL

France

EU Contribution

€ 397 312,50

STRUKTON CIVIEL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 400 343,75

BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DU BETON MANUFACTURE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 131 875

FENIX TNT SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 117 750

NUOVA TESI SYSTEM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 260 000

ADR TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 230 000

TIIHONEN ISMO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 125 750

STAMTECH SRL

Italy

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 308 797,50

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 81 875

STAM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 402 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723582

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 929 753,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 929 753,75

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy