FISSAC

Our engineers are involved in a number of research projects, both here in the UK and in Europe, to make sure that the technologies we use are at the cutting edge of the manufacturing process.

The FISSAC project involves stakeholders at all levels of the construction and demolition value chain to develop a methodology and software platform to facilitate the exchange of information that can support industrial symbiosis networks and replicate pilot schemes at local and regional levels.

The model will be based on three sustainability pillars:

  • Environmental (with a lifecycle approach)
  • Economic
  • Social (taking into consideration stakeholders’ engagement and impact on society).

Our ambition is that the model we create can be replicated in other regions and other value chain scenarios.

FISSAC aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the processes, services and products at different levels.

Manufacturing processes

  • Demonstration of closed-loop recycling processes to transform waste into valuable acceptable secondary raw materials.
  • Demonstration of the manufacturing processes of the novel products at industrial scale.

Product validation

  • Demonstration of the eco-design of eco-innovative construction products (new eco-cement and green concrete, innovative ceramic tiles and rubber-wood plastic composites) in pre-industrial processes, under a life-cycle approach.
  • Demonstration at real scale of the application and technical performance of eco-innovative construction products in a variety of case studies.

Industrial symbiosis model

  • Demonstration of the software platform.
  • Replicability assessment of the model through living lab concept (as a user-centred, open-innovation ecosystem, often operating in a territorial context).

FISSAC stands for Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a Sustainable Resource Intensive Industry across the extended Construction Value Chain.

The project runs from September 2015 until February 2020.

Partners

The FISSAC project is coordinated by Acciona Infraestructuras (Spain). The consortium is composed of 26 partners from 9 countries (8 EU Member States and Turkey) and includes:

  • general contractor and engineering/construction companies
  • non- profit research organisations
  • SMEs in different sustainable business fields
  • public authorities
  • manufacturing and energy intensive industry organisations
  • standardisation and certification bodies
  • local and regional recycling / sustainable resource management organisations.

 

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The project partners are:

acciona

Acciona Infraestructuras S.A. – Acciona (Coordinator) (Spain)


ACR

Association des Cités et Régions pour le Recyclage et la gestion durable des Ressources – ACR+ (Belgium)


Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación – AENOR (Spain)


ICV

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas – CSIC (Spain)


AKG

AKG Gazbeton İşletmeleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. – AKG Gazbeton (Turkey)


BEFESA

Befesa Salzschlacke GmbH – Befesa (Germany)


british-glass

British Glass Manufacturers Confederation Limited – BG (United Kingdom)


CBI

CBI Betonginstitutet AB – CBI (Sweden)


csm_payoff

Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A. – CSM (Italy)


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D’Appolonia S.p.A. – D’Appolonia (Italy)


ecodek

ecodek® Specialist Building Products Ltd. (United Kingdom)


ekodenge

Ekodenge Mühendislik Mimarlık Danışmanlık Ticaret Anonim Şirketi – Ekodenge (Turkey)


FAB

Fundación Agustí­n de Betancourt – FUNAB (Spain)


Fenix

Fénix TNT s.r.o. – FENIX (Czech Republic)


Feralpi

Feralpi Siderurgica S.p.A. – Feralpi (Italy)


Geonardo

Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd. – Geonardo (Hungary)


gts

Glass Technology Services Ltd. – GTS (United Kingdom)


Trinius

Ingenieurbüro Trinius GmbH – Trinius (Germany)


Hifab

Hifab AB – Hifab (Sweden)


Keraben-Grupo

Keraben Grupo S.A. – Keraben (Spain)


flanders

Openbare Vlaamse Afvalstoffenmaatschappij – OVAM (Belgium)


rina_services

RINA Services S.p.A. – RINA (Italy)


SP

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB – SP (Sweden)


SImbiosy

SÍMBIOSY , Simbiosi Industrial S.L. – SÍMBIOSY(Spain)


TCMB

Türkiye Çimento Müstahsilleri Birliği – TÇMB (TCMA) (Turkey)


TECNALIA

Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation – Tecnalia (Spain)


You can find out more about FISSAC and get involved in circular economy and industrial symbiosis activities by visiting www.fissacproject.eu


This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 642154


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