CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265212

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    17 January 2011

  • End date

    16 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 831 043,01

  • EU contribution

    € 3 362 408

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

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

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 649 484

Administrative Contact

Iñigo Vegas (Dr.)

Participants (12)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 428 340,50

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 564 790,50

INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 151 677,60

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 313 160

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 314 433,20

TOMRA Sorting GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 115 589,60

DERRIBOS PETRALANDA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 266 635

INGENIEURBUERO TRINIUS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 121 080

Conenor Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 208 783,60

ATON-HT SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 65 629

BRIJSSE MINERALS & RECYCLING BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 93 065

JACOBS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 69 740

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265212

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    17 January 2011

  • End date

    16 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 831 043,01

  • EU contribution

    € 3 362 408

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

This project is featured in...