• As part of the ICEBERG project, a structural ceramic material has been sustainably obtained from demolition waste.

In order to mark World Intellectual Property Day, which is held every year on 26 April, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), which is a member of the ICEBERG project, has presented a catalogue compiling around 100 of its cutting-edge technologies in areas of knowledge such as agriculture, biotechnology, energy and materials.

The technologies presented are at an advanced stage of development, use innovative approaches and offer many advantages compared to the technologies that are already commercialised, making them well positioned for transfer to the market with the aim of contributing to the development of society.

In the field of new materials, and as part of the ICEBERG project, a structural ceramic material has been obtained from demolition waste in a sustainable way. It is a ceramic tile manufactured at the KERABEN production plant using raw materials, 55% of which come from construction and demolition waste (CDW). This proves that it is possible to reduce the consumption of raw materials in a process that involves lower energy costs. This tile also includes new traceability technology with a QR code embedded on its surface, visible only under UV light.

The advantages of this technology include the reuse of waste that is currently used in very low-value applications (road embankment fillings), and its recovery as secondary raw material, generating new types of ceramic products in sustainable circular economy processes.

CSIC Technologies Catalogue 2024:


The report broadcast on Spanish public TV (Rtve):


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