The EU co-funded project REWASTEE (ECO/13/630286) is aimed at the industrial validation, market deployment and replication of a developed technology for recycling steelmaking wastes and manufacturing multifunctional building products.
This project is co-funded by the European Union within the CIP Eco-Innovation initiative of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, CIP.
Initiated in July 2014, the project has eight partners spanning the entire value chain from research (chemists, building research experts) to manufacturing (material and product realization) to end users (sustainability consultants and construction companies). Four European countries are represented and the project will seek to identify and develop market opportunities for deploying REWASTEE’s innovative material in these countries (Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom). For more information about the project, contact Biotza Gutiérrez.
The REWASTEE project information sheet can be viewed here.
Recycling steel making solid wastes for added value energy efficiency building products
REWASTEE delivers to the sustainable construction market, a unique and specialist flexible membrane, manufactured from recycled content, for acoustic insulation (REWASTEE) and the world’s first flexible acoustic membrane incorporating phase change materials (PCM) (REWASTEE plus) which provides thermal buffering.
Both membranes can be used for as either a simple membrane for coating (e.g. applied directly to surfaces) or layering applications. Alternatively, they can be integrated into manufactured building products such as sound insulation panels and multilayer wall partitions.
Introduce into the market an innovative building material and set up the industrial methodology required for the efficient processing of steelmaking waste.
To contribute to greater efficiency and comfort in buildings and reduce their carbon footprint through the introduction of alternative building products.
To manage over 2,000 tons of EAFD during the project and up to over 9,000 tons two years after the project in Spain, Italy, France and the UK.
To meaningfully reduce or eliminate the economic cost for steelmaking sector associated with EAFD waste management.
To demonstrate the use of a recycled waste product and evaluate its positive environmental impact.
Reduction of risks surrounding the handling and landfilling of EAFD for persons and the environment.
To establish the business plan and relationships for post project uptake.