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Innovative Strategies for High-Grade Material Recovery from Construction and Demolition Waste

Objective

The main goal of the IRCOW project is to develop and validate upgraded technological solutions to achieve an efficient material recovery from C&D waste by considering a life cycle perspective.

The innovation beyond the state-of-the-art will focus on:
1. Developing new approaches and models aimed at raising the rate of reuse components.
2. Developing and adapting recycling technology with the overall purpose of improving the quality of C&D recycled materials: recycled aggregates, wood, plastics, granular gypsum from mixed streams and emerging waste materials.
3. Developing high grade construction products by using C&D recycled materials; not only those related to the stony fraction, but also the other fractions where there is currently a strong knowledge gap.
4. Demonstrating results under real conditions with the aim of providing potential stakeholders with information on the global performance.
5. Setting the basis for specific European policies on C&D waste aiming at fostering a high and efficient level of material recovery.

To accomplish IRCOW objectives, the project is structured into 7 work packages and 5 in-field case studies. Three of the work packages focus on the development of new management schemes, separation technologies and products that are needed to significantly increase the reuse and recycling rates of C&W waste in the EU. The outcomes of the three technological work packages will be assessed and validated from an economic, environmental and toxicological point of view, by using both Life Cycle Assessment tools and case studies throughout Europe.

The involvement of industrial stakeholders (both industrial companies and associations from the construction and recycling sector), and national and regional authorities ensures the relevance and applicability of the project results. Moreover, the stakeholders will be involved in deriving recommendations for changes in policies aiming to remove obsta

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iñigo Vegas (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 649 484

Participants (12)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 428 340,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karen Vercammen (Ms.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 564 790,50
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 151 677,60
Address
Ulica Kossutha 6
40 844 Katowice

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Izabela Ratman-Klosinska (Ms.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 313 160
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel París (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 314 433,20
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Bertolucci (Ms.)
TOMRA SORTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 589,60
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 6
56218 Mulheim Karlich

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kai Wiedemuth (Mr.)
DERRIBOS PETRALANDA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 635
Address
Av. Txorierri Etorbidea 26-d
48180 Loiu

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Inmaculada Petralanda (Ms.)
INGENIEURBUERO TRINIUS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 080
Address
Barmbeker Strasse 9a
22303 Hamburg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfram Trinius (Dr.)
Conenor Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 208 783,60
Address
Kaitilantie 30
16300 Orimattila

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markku Vilkki (Mr.)
ATON-HT SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 65 629
Address
Na Grobli 6
50 421 Wroclaw

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ryszard Bajorek (Dr.)
BRIJSSE MINERALS & RECYCLING BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 93 065
Address
Ouwegemsesteenweg 30
9750 Zingem

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvan Brijsse (Mr.)
JACOBS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 69 740
Address
Berlaarbaan 404
2861 Onze Lieve Vrouw Waver

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kurt Jacobs (Mr.)