Projects

ECO-Binder

Title
Development of insulating concrete systems based on novel low CO2 binders for a new family of eco-innovative, durable and standardized energy efficient envelope components
Ref./Contract no
637138
Programme
Horizon 2020
Duration
48 months
Coordinator
D'Appolonia SPA
Partners

D'APPOLONIA SPA, Italy
HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG, Germany
LAFARGE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SAS, France
VICAT SA, France
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD, United Kingdom
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT, Denmark
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece
NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES CENTER SRL, Romania
GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD, Hungary
ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A., Spain
NUOVA TESI SYSTEM SRL, Italy
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, Spain
FENIX TNT SRO, Czech Republic
MUNICIPIUL DROBETA TURNU SEVERIN, Romania

  

Summary

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material on Earth, with an annual consumption of around 10 billion m3. However, its fabrication is characterized by total CO2 emissions amounting to around 5% of the worldwide anthropogenic GHG emissions. More sustainable cements with lower embodied energy and CO2 footprint are needed. The ECO-binder project aims to implement industrial R&D activities on the results of previous research, demonstrating the possibility of replacing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and OPC based concrete products with new ones based on the new Belite-Ye'elimite-Ferrite (BYF) class of low-CO2 binders to develop a new generation of concrete-based construction materials and prefabricated building envelope components with more than 30% lower embodied energy, 20% improved insulation properties and 15% lower cost than the actual solutions based on Portland cement.