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New Environmental friendly and Durable conCrete, integrating industrial by-products and hybrid systems, for civil, industrial and offshore applications – EnDurCrete

Objective

The main goal of Endurcrete Project is to develop a new cost-effective sustainable reinforced concrete for long lasting and added value applications. The concept is based on the integration of novel low-clinker cement including high-value industrial by-products, new nano and micro technologies and hybrid systems ensuring enhanced durability of sustainable concrete structures with high mechanical properties, self-healing and self-monitoring capacities. Among key technologies there are: nano-enabled smart corrosion inhibitors, self-sensing carbon-based nanofillers, multifunctional coatings with self-healing properties and sensorised non-metallic reinforcement systems. Innovative design concepts will be developed for smart installation, disassembly and re-use of the new green pre-cast and cast in place elements aiming at enabling easy recycling and re-using approaches.
The functionality of the developed concrete structures will be proved under severe operating conditions supported by experimental and numerical tools to better understand factors affecting durability and capture the multiscale evolution of damage as well as to enable service life prediction.
Demonstrators will be tested in working sites of tunnels, ports and offshore structures, in order to prove the enhanced durability (+40%, i.e. +30 years) and decreased cost (-35%) of the new concrete systems in such critical applications.
Innovation aspects such standardization, life cycle assessments, health and safety and training activities will be performed. Finally, in order to maximize the exploitation of findings and ensure dissemination and impacts beyond the project duration, business models and plans for the proposed solutions will be developed.
The Consortium, led by HeidelbergCement and involving 16 partners (6 SMEs), will have a strong economic and social impact (1billion € and 6900 high quality jobs by 2025), considering concrete markets and related applications. The foreseen project duration is 3.5 year
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Coordinator

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG

Address

Berliner Strasse 6
69120 Heidelberg

Germany

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 1 052 460

Participants (15)

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RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 527 403

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 465 777,50

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 314 625

KVAERNER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 446 875

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 276 600

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 331 875

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 320 547,50

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 449 543,75

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 499 375

FENIX TNT SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 143 942

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 239 093,75

PROIGMENES EREVNITIKES & DIAHIRISTIKES EFARMOGES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 280 632,50

NUOVA TESI SYSTEM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 243 750

I BOX CREATE, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 750

INFRA PLAN KONZALTNIG JDOO ZA USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 68 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760639

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 912 001,27

  • EU contribution

    € 5 912 000

Coordinated by:

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG

Germany