A Macedonian Institute, active with R&D, is preparing a project proposal under the Work Program topic: CE-SC5-07-2018-2019-2020: Raw materials innovation for the circular economy: sustainable processing, reuse, recycling and recovery schemes. The Project aims at development and demonstration in large scale (several cities across Europe) of an innovative model of use of recycled electronic waste (provided from end of life products such as computers and TV sets), as raw material in production of c
The Project aims at development and demonstration in large scale (several cities across Europe) of an innovative model of use of recycled electronic waste (provided from end of life products such as computers and TV sets), as raw material in production of concrete.
The project title is: Innovative Circular Economy Model of Use of Recycled Waste as Raw Material in Construction Industry - InnoCERMAC.
The innovation is based on previous wide research and laboratory experiments and tests for confirmation of mechanical and chemical properties of concrete mixtures wherein fine aggregate of natural sand has been replaced by glass powder made of selected and sorted electronic waste.
The project will demonstrate a cutting edge systematic solution integrating major components:
1) advanced technologies of production of concrete, based on alternative raw materials and circular economy, 2) providing reliable, long-term and sustainable access to recycled materials which can replace natural materials in concrete production,
3) advanced IT technologies for improvement of application of recycling schemes in one of the most productive sectors,
4) carbon footprint reduction,
5) market confirmation of industrial research and innovation,
6) increasing the recovery rate in the construction materials supply chain,
7) innovative approaches in electronic waste collection, sorting, recycle and reuse.
The model will encompass and pilot several innovation in various fields:
1) novel technologies for concrete production,
2) innovative approaches in classification and recycling of electronic waste provided from end of life products,
3) new marketing and business models,
4) extensive use of modern IT technologies (e.g. BIM, LCA tools, Structural Health Monitoring, etc.) for optimization of a) civil structuresí total production costs and benefits, b) their overall energy performance and c) life cycle effectiveness,
5) increasing recovery rate of construction materials
Partners profile sought:
1) research institutions in the field of construction materials
2) electronic waste collecting, processing, recovery and reuse companies and suppliers
3) manufacturers of concrete mixtures and prefabricated elements
4) design and consultancy companies
5) contractors / construction companies
6) municipalities for piloting
7) clients / building owners, investors and operators
8) business and marketing development institutions
9) SMEs in architecture, engineering and construction industry
- Official call Deadline: 19 February 2019
- Internal deadline for EOIs: 1 February 2019
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Institute is looking for R&D institutions, designers and manufacturers of technological equipment applicable for the described project concept and purpose, as well as universities and SMEs that have experience in research projects. The partners sought should have relevant experience, as well as potential and interest for sharing the project objective and innovation focus and for making a significant contribution to reaching the project goals. The potential partners should be associations and individual SMEs engaged in design and construction, Universities or Educational centers for continuous professional development of engineers. The prospective partners are encouraged to submit proposals for further development of the project concept.
Acronym: Innovative Circular Economy Model of Use of Recycled Waste as Raw Material in Construction Industry - InnoCERMAC
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