Projects

Circular Flooring
Full Title: New products from waste PVC flooring and safe end-of-life treatment of plasticisers
Aim:

Circular Flooring aims to further develop and upscale the patented CreaSolv® Recycling Process that constitutes an exquisite, sustainable way of recycling post-consumer PVC floor coverings.

Concept:
It is an innovative technology to separate specific phthalate plasticizers from the PVC and transform them into substances, which are compliant with the European REACH regulation. At the end of the...
Start date:
01/06/2019
End date:
31/05/2023
AccelWater
Full Title: Accelerating Water Circularity in Food and Beverage Industrial Areas around Europe
Aim:

AccelWater’s project main objective is to optimize freshwater water consumption in the food and beverage industry under a water-waste-energy nexus by introducing beyond state-of-the-art water...

Concept:
The food and beverage industry is the EU's biggest manufacturing, however it is one of the most water and energy intensive ones worldwide while the companies of this sector produce a lot of...
Start date:
01/11/2020
End date:
31/10/2024
ADIR
Full Title: Next generation urban mining - Automated disassembly, separation and recovery of valuable materials from electronic equipment
Aim:

The goal of ADIR is to demonstrate the feasibility of a key technology for next generation urban mining. An automated disassembly of electronic equipment will be worked out to separate and recover...

Concept:
A demonstrator will be developed and evaluated in field tests at a recycling company. The obtained sorting fractions will be studied with respect to their further processing and recovery potential...
Start date:
01/09/2015
End date:
31/08/2019
ADREM
Full Title: Adaptable Reactors for Resource- and Energy-Efficient Methane Valorisation
Aim:

In ADREM, leading industries and university groups in process intensification, catalytic reactor engineering and process control team up to address the domain of resource- and energy-efficient...

Concept:
In order to converge to the optimal design, the project will utilize the unique integral, four-domain process intensification (PI) methodology, pioneered by the consortium. This is the only approach...
Start date:
01/10/2015
End date:
30/09/2019

AquaSPICE
Full Title: Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations
Aim:

AquaSPICE aims at materializing circular water use in European Process Industries, fostering awareness in resource-efficiency and delivering compact solutions for industrial applications. That...

Concept:
AquaSPICE aims at advancing efficient and circular water use in process industries. It adopts a genuinely holistic approach to boost water efficiency and circularity. This approach is holistic in...
Start date:
01/12/2020
End date:
31/05/2024
BAMB
Full Title: Buildings as Material Banks: Integrating Materials Passports with Reversible Building Design to Optimise Circular Industrial Value Chains
Aim:

The aims of BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) are the prevention of construction and demolition waste, the reduction of virgin resource consumption and the development towards a circular economy...

Concept:
The BAMB-project implements the principles of the waste hierarchy: the prevention of waste, its reuse and recycling. Key is to improve the value of materials used in buildings for recovery. This is...
Start date:
01/09/2015
End date:
28/02/2019
BAMBOO
Full Title: Boosting new Approaches for flexibility Management By Optimizing process Off-gas and waste use
Aim:

BAMBOO aims at developing new technologies addressing energy and resource efficiency challenges in 4 intensive industries (steel, petrochemical, minerals and pulp and paper). BAMBOO will scale up...

Concept:
​​​​​​​In order to maximize their application and impact to plant level, flexibility measures will be implemented in each demo case towards energy neutrality and joined in a horizontal decision...
Start date:
01/09/2019
End date:
28/02/2022
Bio4Products
Full Title: 4x4, demonstrating a flexible value chain to utilize biomass functionalities in the processing industry
Aim:

The innovative approach of BIO4PRODUCTS is to apply a short thermal treatment at elevated temperature enabling the fractionation of the bio-resource, but keeping the key chemical functionalities...

Concept:
BIO4PRODUCTS will demonstrate the use of the resulting intermediate processing streams for the production of wood preservation products, furanic resins, phenolic resins and roofing material as cost-...
Start date:
01/09/2016
End date:
31/08/2020