DeConcrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation (KO 4068)
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Project “DeConcrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation” is a member of Kolarctic family being on-stream of cross-border cooperation for developing the Arctic region. It is a result of the third call for proposals for the Kolarctic Cross Border Cooperation Program “Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020”. The project was developed by a consortium of organizations covering the entire value chain in deconcrete work.
Concrete is the second most-consumed artificial material in the construction industry. There are acute problems of re-using large volumes of reinforced concrete waste and organization of technological and economical methods for their recycling. Environmental issues and eco-efficient approaches of wastes handling, reducing the contamination (dust) are of special concern as well. These issues are very relevant to the North Calotte.
15.10.2019 – 30.09.2022
Source of funding:
- EU financing (Finnish state financing)
- Russian state co-financing
- Norwegian state co-financing (Finnmark Fylke, Nordland county)
- Own contribution – all partners
- Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Lead Partner)
- UiT The Arctic University of Norway
- Northern Research Institute Narvik (SINTEF Narvik)
- University of Oulu
- Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building
- Norwegian Cold Concrete Cluster
DeConcrete project main objective is to enhance cross border Arctic Technologies Cooperation between industry, academic and R&D communities for growth of circular economy in the Kolarctic region by developing new approaches to reuse and recycle construction materials (concrete) concerning the environment and cold climate traits in a sustainable way.
To conduct comparative studies on existing demolition guidelines applied in Russia, Norway, Finland and identify methods for smart demolition and reuse of precast concrete elements based on eco-friendly practices;
To develop recommendations for economically and environmentally sustainable concrete waste processing available to all partner countries;
To identify different areas where reused, recovered or recycled construction materials can be applied and develop construction waste management strategy;
To create a well-functioning Arctic Technologies Cooperation network to secure ripple effects of the project results for growth of the circular economy: roadmap, new industries, best practices, B2B Meetings.