Innovative Circular Economy Based solutions demonstrating the Efficient recovery of valuable material Resources from the Generation of representative End-of-Life building materials

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World Circular Economy Forum + Climate

The crucial role of a circular economy in achieving climate neutrality   Next month, on April 15th and 16th, the Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the...

RAMPF – Pioneering the Chemical Recycling of Building Materials

RAMPF Eco Solutions has been tasked to develop chemical solutions for the recycling of building materials in the EU backed project ICEBERG. Using solvolysis, the company based in Pirmasens, Germany, is producing high-quality alternative polyols from post-consumer...

European Green Week 2021: ZERO POLLUTION, for healthier people and a healthier planet

The European Commission has launched a new edition of European Green Week 2021 #EUGreenWeek which will take place in all EU member states from May 31 to June 4. Under the slogan "Zero Pollution Ambition", it will be an opportunity to engage organisations and the...

“ICEBERG aims to achieve 35 innovative results from real applications to improve circularity in the construction sector”

35 public and private organisations from ten countries are taking part in the ICEBERG project, which is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (contract 869336). It aims to look at the recycling and recovery of some of the most...

Exchange of experiences between three Horizon 2020 projects to improve circularity in the construction sector

On March 9, the ICEBERG Project will take part in an online forum organised by the European project VEEP and the “European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings – EU Build Up”, in which the experiences of VEEP and two other Horizon 2020 projects in promoting...

Experience sharing at the closing event of the LIFE-REPOLYUSE project to reuse polyurethane in construction

On 17 December, David García Estévez (TECNALIA), manager of the ICEBERG Project, was a guest speaker at the closing event of the European LIFE-REPOLYUSE project. The keynote speech entitled “EU Policies for a Digital and Ecological Transition in Construction” was...
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The project

Based on volume, Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) is the largest waste stream in the EU. Proper management of CDW and recycled materials can have major benefits in terms of sustainability and the quality of life. It also can provide major benefits for the EU construction and recycling industry, as it boosts demand for recycled building materials.

This project aims to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective circular smart solutions for an upgraded recovery of secondary building raw materials along the entire circular value chain: from end-of-life building materials (EBM) to new building products prepared for circularity, resource-efficiency and containing 30wt% to 100wt% of high-purity (>92%) recycled content. This will be undertaken through 6 pilot circular case studies, covering building materials accounting for more than 85% by weight of the European built environment. ICEBERG will also contribute to raising building circularity awareness among the stakeholder communities (local authorities, professionals, students and final building users).

ICEBERG will to make significant advances in the uptake of the circular economy in the building industry through the development of innovative circular reverse logistics’ tools and high-value secondary raw materials production technologies to establish market confidence and acceptability of recycled End-of-Life building materials.

A circular approach across the entire value chain with 3 Innovation keys

SMART SERVICES AND SOFTWARE

Sensors, artificial intelligence and blockchain to ensure greater information capture, process optimization and traceability to guarantee greater confidence in terms of quality throughout the value chain of resources and products for building.

ADVANCED SORTING/ RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES

Advanced technologies for the classification and purification of resources from the end of life of construction products.

NEW CIRCULAR BUILDING PRODUCTS

Eco-design of new products and systems for building to incorporate the new criteria of circularity in the industrial manufacturing processes of the target products.

Case studies

ICEBERG solutions will be demonstrated (at TRL7) through 6 case studies across different locations in Europe (Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Spain/France and Turkey) representing common European building typologies (residential and non-residential), execution practices and multiple building materials accounting for more than 85% of the European built environment.

Meet the 35 Partners

ICEBERG consortium is a big team in direct relation to the scope and ambition of the project

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