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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Valorization of Acid Leaching Post-Consumer Gypsum Purification Wastewater

This January the international journal Sustainability has published conclusions of the research led by Loughborough University, ENVA and British Gypsum as part of the Iceberg Project. The article authored by Loughborough University, ENVA and British Gypsum partners of...

Production of Pyrolytic Lignin for Phenolic Resin Synthesis via Fast Pyrolysis

The Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis has published the research led by VTT, Megara Resins and Tecnalia on the circularity of timber as part of the Iceberg Project. This November, the prestigious Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis has published the...

The Spanish Demolition Association has recognised the Master’s thesis on HSI technologies for sorting CDW with an award at its last annual meeting; the thesis was developed between GAIKER and the University of the Basque Country

The researcher worked on her project at Gaiker –  ICEBERG Member–, where she was able to study advances  in recovering CDW materials using hyperspectral imaging techniques. Raquel Arias Pérez, a researcher at the University of the Basque County / Euskal Herriko...

RECONMATIC – Automated solutions for sustainable and circular construction and demolition waste management

Other European projects focused on a circular construction:A four-year research and innovation project, funded by the Horizon Europe scheme and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) RECONMATIC is a four-year research and innovation project, funded by the Horizon Europe...

CityLoops

Other European projects focused on a circular construction: The CityLoops project has drawn up three handbooks on circular construction, biowaste and circular procurement to help cities replicate the results of its work Cities throughout Europe are increasingly...

The European ICEBERG project will hold its general assembly in Ankara from 17 to 19 October

ICEBERG is entering its final stretch with an eye on the six case studies on the circularity of concrete, ceramics, wood, wood, gypsum, insulating foams and superinsulation materials. The ICEBERG Project, which is led by TECNALIA Research & Innovation and includes...
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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.

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