A university research group from the North of Spain, with more than 10 years of experience, formed by seven researchers (five permanent staff). The experience of this group in international collaboration have been developed with international Universities and Academia.
The problem that the group addresses is:
- reduce the use of conventional raw materials
- improve the management and recycle millions tons of construction and demolition waste generated every year. According with Eurostat, more than one third of all garbage generated in the European Union is construction and demolition waste.
- obtain new secondary raw materials.
The group offers: analysis methods for strength and quality tests of aggregates. In addition, offers the testing and design of cement-based composite materials obtained from construction and demolition waste. In particular, the research group develop characterization tests and the report of possible applications (structural and nonstructural) of stony materials (recycled and natural aggregates, and recycled concrete).
Furthermore, the group’s research is aligned with the current environmental policy on waste reduction, recycling, material recovery and carbon footprint reduction, with the aim of obtaining more environmentally efficient building materials and increasing the sustainability of a sector, so important for the development of society, such as construction.
The material research presents a clear innovation within the technology of production new stony materials obtained from construction and demolition waste. It implies the environmental part of waste reduction, recycling, valorization of materials, reduction of the carbon footprint and obtaining more efficient construction materials from the environmental point of view, increasing the sustainability of the construction sector.
Partners from construction and demolition waste management companies or construction companies are searched for further development and implementation of the technology under technical cooperation agreement and financial agreement.
Besides the test and bio-repair techniques, the group offers their background, capabilities and facilities for further research and development collaborations, in order to apply to international cooperation projects (H2020, Eurostars, Eureka, COSME, LIFE, etc.) in the field of development, recycling and valorization of building materials, taking into account the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability…