Presentation on theme: "Pilot and market replication projects"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pilot and market replication projects "NUMIX": lightweight aggregate for concrete from recycling of plastic wasteCIP Eco-InnovationPilot and market replication projectsCall 2008Ivana Glisevic Project manager DFS (Montenegro) Engineering d.o.o. ul. Moskovska 89, Podgorica - Montenegro Ph/fax url:
2 Competitivness and Innovation Framework Programme CIPCompetitivness and Innovation Framework Programme(3,6 billion €)Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)(60% of total CIP budget)Information and Communication Technology Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme (IEE)Financial instrumentsEnterprise Europe NetworkFour main instrumentsInnovation projects and eco-innovation first application and market replication projectsPolicy analyses, development and coordination
3 Eco-innovation in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) FinancialinstrumentsNetworkof actorsPilot and marketreplication projects
4 Pilot and market replication projects call 2008 First Application and Market replication projects ~ €195 million ( )Committed budget for call 2008 was € million44 out of 134 project proposals selected (majority recycling projects)75% SMEs among participants75%~180 partners in total26 countries involved
5 NUMIXTitle: High performance lightweight aggregate for concrete from recycling of plastic wasteAcronym: NUMIXStart: 1 July End: 30 June 2012Budget: €Centro Riciclo Vedelago- Treviso -Company operating in the field of plastic recyclingSGI Studio Galli Ingegneria SpAPadova –Engineering company operating in the sectors: water, environment, energy, civil engineering and transportDFS Montenegro EngineeringPodgorica –Engineering company operating in sectors: infrastructure, energy and environmentACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.AMadrid –European leader in construction and civil infrastructureCETMABrindisi –Research Center
6 II To develop a sizeable European market. Project objectivesI To promote an industrial process based on using the scrap resulting from the sorting of recycled plastics (from both solid urban and industrial/craftmade/commercial waste), to produce:II To develop a sizeable European market.1. expanded granulesto be used as aggregate for lightened structural and non-structural concrete, substituting the expanded clay;2. densified flakesto be used as aggregate for mortar and as raw material for product 1.
7 Make available to construction industry a reliable, innovative, Expected resultsBenefit the environment by reducing the percentage of scrap resulting from the sorting of recycled plastics destined to incineration.Make available to construction industry a reliable, innovative,environmentally friendly, economically viable and competitive alternative for lightweight concrete and mortar production.Create partnerships among European industries, involving industry operating in the field of:recycled plastic, which will be made able to produce the expandedgranules,concrete manufacturing, which will produce lightened concrete andmortar containing the innovative aggregates,concrete manufacturing, end-user of the building product containing the innovative aggregates.
8 Technical description scrap resulting from the sorting ofrecycled plasticsdensified flakesexpanded granulesBlowing agent: Gypsum powderTechnology for the production of expanded granulesExtrusion/foaming process patented by CETMA.Raw materials:-scrap resulting from the sorting of recycled plastics (subject to the same process as product 2)-blowing agent: gypsum powder (by-product of sulphur anhydride treatment in the emission of power plants)Technology for the production of densified flakesIt is similar to the one traditionally used in the field of plastic recycling.The innovation consists in the use as raw material of the scrap resulting from the selection of urban solid waste, mixed with industrial plastic waste.
9 Products-Target groups scrap resulting from the sorting of Rawmaterialscrap resulting from the sorting ofrecycled plasticsIndustries operating inthe field of plasticrecyclingSemi-finishedproductsdensified flakesexpanded granulesIndustries operating inthe field of concretemanufacturingmortarlightened concreteFinishedproductse.g.: thermal/soundinsulation concretescreed, prefabricatedconstructionEnd-user of thebuilding producte.g.:protectivefinishing layer
10 Risks Technical risks Economic risks High variability in the morphology and/or assortment of the recycled waste plasticsIncompatibility between the new lightweight aggregate and the traditional aggregate (e.g. sand) or cementEconomic risksThe cost associated with the new lightweight aggregate could be prohibitive as compared with conventional lightweight aggregate for concrete such as expanded clay.The final cost of the raw material will also depend on national government subsidies available for the plastic recycling industry
11 Potential marketProduction of concrete in industrialised countries: 1.5 – 3 tons per capita
12 Market barriers Higher material and production cost Lack of sufficient valid andgenerally acceptedguidelines, rules andstandardsCommon scepticism relatedto new products properties,such as design/structuralperformance and durability