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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Exchange of experiences for a circular economy in Europe

ICEBERG will be present during the first worshop of the Blackcycle project The European project BlackCycle organises its first workshop on 22nd November in the context of the RDI Michelin campus (Cébazat - France). The objectives of the Blackcycle, and those of other...

ICEBERG Project will take part in the 5th RMIS workshop

The 2021 RMIS workshop will be held online on December 3rd, as a joint JRC - HaDEA event. In line with the 2020 event, the workshop aims to help facilitate technical dialogue (both IT and content-wise) for efficient knowledge transfer to/from the...

C2CA Technology wins the innovation Radar Prize in Sustainability Tech category

© NicoElNino, Shutterstock C2CA Technology, EU-funded ICEBERG project partner, is the proud winner of the Innovation Radar Prize in Sustainability Tech category for its groundbreaking construction material recycling system. The technology will help to make the...

Conversion of polyurethane foam wastes to polyols

RAMPF Group, Inc. has pioneered the technology to upcycle polyurethane (PU) wastes generated by foam manufacturers and converting them to polyols utilizing multifunctional plants for the upcycling process.   The international RAMPF Group, a partner in the ICEBERG...

The sustainable construction and rehabilitation of buildings, at the heart of the European Green Deal

Sustainable construction is one of Europe’s commitments on its roadmap for the progressive decarbonisation of the economy. In fact, along with the rehabilitation of existing buildings, it is one of the backbones of the European Green Deal and the driving...

“One of our main achievements to date is the production of recycled gypsum with high purity levels of 96-97% at laboratory scale”

Mohamed Osmani, a partner on the ICEBERG project, is Professor of Sustainable Design and Construction in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, UK.Professor Osmani’s research and collaborative interdisciplinary projects...
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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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