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DeConcrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation


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.

The main objective on the DeConcrete project 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.

For more information visit the DeConcrete website.


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

Start: October 15. 2019
End: December 31. 2022
Unit: Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov


Bard Arntsen
Priyadharshini Perumal
Vaclav Venkrbec
Boy-Arne Persson-Buyle
Terje Nordvåg
Iveta Novakova


  1. DeConcrete: Eco-efficient arctic technologies for construction and demolition practices (Academic article)
  3. A Comprehensive Summary of Available Legislation and Practices in Demolition and Construction & Demolition Waste Management in the Arctic Region (Academic article)
  4. Sustainable Concrete Solutions: Switch from Local Knowledge in Global Industry to Global Knowledge in Local Industry (Lecture)
  5. Impact of reclaimed fines from concrete handling on fresh properties of cementitious materials (Poster)