DeConcrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation (KO 4068)

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DeСoncrete 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.

Kolarctic CBC projects in Luleå presentation: DeConcrete

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  • Project duration:

    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
  • Project Partners:

    1. Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Lead Partner)
    2. UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    3. Northern Research Institute Narvik (SINTEF Narvik)
    4. University of Oulu
    5. Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building
    6. Norwegian Cold Concrete Cluster

Main objective:

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.

Specific tasks:

  • 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.

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