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Geomaterials: from Waste to Resource

Objective

GeoRes aims to expand the scope of the involved teams’ research in addressing some of the outstanding challenges in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering: developing innovative solutions for the reuse of waste geomaterials generated by construction and mining industries across Europe. Geomaterial waste represents half of the waste volume generated in EU-27. These waste geomaterials generally exhibit poor engineering characteristics that prevent their direct reuse on construction/mining sites. However, if adequately treated, they could represent an excellent resource for construction purposes with significant money saving and reduction in the environmental footprint, thus contributing to the establishment of a circular economy. To achieve this, GeoRes will develop protocols, software and tools to improve the engineering characteristics of waste geomaterials, and to guarantee the level of performance over the service life of geostructures built from waste geomaterials considering site-specific conditions. The fundamental concern of the research in the GeoRes network is thus to develop strategies and tools for sustainable reuse of waste geomaterials generated by geoengineering activities, and to determine how to turn a waste geomaterial into a valued durable material, with a positive revenue stream. The proposed network is at the interface of two domains of engineering; geotechnical and geoenvironmental. Even today, it is not easy to find researchers with expertise in both geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. We intend to form a multidisciplinary and intersectoral consortium composed of 6 academic and 5 industrial beneficiaries and 6 Third Country partners which aim to address this problem. GeoRes will create a multidisciplinary and intersectoral network of creative and innovative researchers and practising engineers ready to face geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering challenges which arise in the vanguard of technological innovation.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 252 000

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 274 500
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Viale Dell Universita - Campus Folcara
03043 Cassino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRONLANDS NATURINSTITUT
Greenland
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Kivioq 2
3900 Nuuk
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
RAMBOLL SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
,
104 62 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GINGER CEBTP
France
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Av. Gay Lussac 12
78990 Elancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLOOP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Stadsgarden 6
116 45 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORIZON CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
26-28 Southernhay East
EX1 1NS Exeter
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNOPSYS (NORTHERN EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Brook Drive 100 Green Park
RG2 6UJ Reading Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

CORPORATION DE L ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL ASSOCIATION
Canada
Address
Blvd Edouard Montpetit 2900
H3T 1J4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES FUNDACION
Colombia
Address
Carrera 1 18A-10
- Bogota Dc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Brazil
Address
Avenida Paulo Gama 110
90046900 Porto Alegre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZHONGGUO KEXUEYUAN WUHAN YANTU LIXUE YANJIUSUO
China
Address
Xiaohongshan 2
430071 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DENESHGAH E ELM SANAAT E IRAN
Iran
Address
Narmak Tehran 1684613114
16845 163 Tehran
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments