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Materials for circular economy – industrial waste based geopolymers composites with hybrid reinforcement

The project aims to develop new fiber reinforced eco - friendly geopolymer composites for civil engineering application and is developed in cooperation with Gerosion, Cracow University of Technology, GORTECH, Babeș-Bolyai University, Czech Technical University in Prague, CHEMSTR - ŠAFAŘÍK company, ReforceTech AS.

The principal drivers for the GEOSUMAT concept are:

• Re-use of local waste resources to support local businesses and contribute to circular economy principles

• Achieve CO2 production reductions through the replacement of concrete in construction applications and its capture during casting and curing stages

• Encourage preservation of natural resources.

In addition, to investigate and improve the mechanical and functional properties of the material, a study of hybrid reinforcement using glass minibars, basalt fibers and waste polymer materials used as fibers. The resulting GPs composites will be for civil engineering applications such as precast elements predominantly for marine ambient applications and industrial floors.

For more information visit the website of GEOSUMAT

Start: May 01. 2022
End: April 30. 2025
Unit: Department of Building, Energy and Material Technology

Project categories: Applied Research / Academic Development
Keywords: Circular economy / Geopolymers / Fibre reinforced concrete


Research Council of Norway (RCN)


Iveta Novakova
Janis Baronins
Sofija Kekez