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DISmantling and RECycling Techniques for road MATerials - Sharing knowledge and practices

DISmantling and RECycling Techniques for road MATerials - Sharing knowledge and practices

Objective

The DIREC_MAT project objective is to share, at a European scale, knowledge and practices on recycling road and road-related waste in the aim of ensuring an environmentally-friendly and sustainable end-of-life for road infrastructure. Road material recycling processes have previously been studied in national and European research projects and have led to various levels of practical implementation; unfortunately, the national experiences developed across Europe almost never benefit other European countries. This is especially true for the newer Member States. Furthermore existing knowledge and practices are presently scattered. Reliable practice-oriented data on all types of road materials and waste will be identified and compiled by skilled experts working in both research and construction capacities. Field experience and relevant research issues will be integrated into a Web database to provide the European road community with unrestricted access to updated online data on end products that have been classified, assessed and illustrated with jobsite practices for dismantling and recycling applications. This database will not only offer information to stakeholders on facilitating the correct re-use of road and road-related waste products back into roads without generating health impacts, but will also provide technical and scientific information for CEN Technical Committees. Lastly, such a tool will make it possible to better identify outstanding research needs in this area. Best practice guides on green techniques for recycling road and road-related waste back into roads will be delivered; benchmarking processes will be detailed and shared by all stakeholders in order to achieve a road material recyclability level of nearly 100%. FEHRL (Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories) will contribute by performing decisive clustering tasks and engaging in a comprehensive dissemination plan to promote the required knowledge sharing for end-users
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Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

Address

Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 253 279,13

Administrative Contact

Yannick Descantes (Dr.)

Participants (19)

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ROUTIERES - OPZOEKINGSCENTRUM VOOR DE WEGENBOUW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 155 050,49

STATENS GEOTEKNISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 117 041,84

Danish Road Directorate

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 96 583,55

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 57 226,17

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 25 104,04

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 64 828,09

KTI KOZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET NONPROFIT KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 39 582,30

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES, STRASBOURG

France

EU Contribution

€ 18 999,99

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 42 446,47

RECIPAV - Engenharia e Pavimentos, Unipessoal, Lda.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 29 659,12

FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 18 212,04

Branchevereniging recycling breken en sorteren

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 21 344,47

VEREINIGUNG DER OESTERREICHISCHEN ZEMENTINDUSTRIE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 28 927,24

CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU v.v.i.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 45 265,07

STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 74 785,83

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 31 817,71

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 45 913,70

The Highway Institute (Institut za puteve)

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 10 861,68

INSTYTUT BADAWCZY DROG I MOSTOW

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 23 051,07

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218656

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 254 141,60

  • EU contribution

    € 1 199 980

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

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