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.
- 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