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REWASTEE PROJECT MEETING AT UNIVERSITY OF LLEIDA

The most recent REWASTEE project meeting was held at University of Lleida, Catalonia. The meeting was featured in the University’s newsletter, which can be downloaded here.

In addition, the meeting was mentioned on the University website. An excerpt is below, or it can be viewed in the original Catalan here.

Twenty representatives of the REWASTEE project and partner institutions participated this week in a meeting at the Polytechnic School of the UdL to complete the certification process of the REWASTEE (Recycling steel making solid Wastes for added value Energy Efficiency Building Products) material to be marketed. The REWASTEE material is made of steel mill dust, a waste classified as hazardous in the European Waste Catalogue and high disposal costs.

One of the latest testing phases will be held at the experimental station Puigverd, which is managed by the research group GREA Innovació Concurrent at the University of Lleida (UDL).

The product has been developed by researchers from the Universities of Lleida and Barcelona, which also includes, besides the UDL and UB, participatants NOBATEK (France), R2M Solution (Italy), BRE (UK), Trimdelson FCC (Spain), and Eurecat Technology Centre of Catalonia, which co-ordinates the program.

Started in 2014 with a total budget of 1.3 million euros, REWASTEE aims to recycle and enhance rejoined production cycle waste steel to manufacture products for thermal and acoustic insulation.

According to Luisa F. Cabeza, director of the research group at the University of Lleida (GREA Innovació Concurrent),

«[it is] expected to soon bring to market a technology capable of using the waste steel to create a viable building material and which respects national regulations and European construction.»

The research project, which ends in late 2016, is 50% funded by the Eco-Innovation initiative of the European Union (EU).

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