Materials washing specialists attend first meeting of EU-funded RE4 Project in Italy
OVER the next three and a half years, CDE will contribute to the RE4 project which focuses on the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste materials in energy-efficient prefabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction.
Sean Kerr, head of engineering at CDE, commented: ‘To be involved in the first Horizon 2020-funded research project in this area is an exciting prospect and a great opportunity to make significant advancements in reducing the environmental impact of construction and demolition activities.
‘CDE are a key member of the consortium and through our competence and experience in this area, we aim to provide innovative strategies and processes for construction and demolition waste recycling to produce recycled products for new and high-value applications – taking waste recycling to the next level.’
Having delivered more than 30 turnkey C&D wet-processing recycling projects in the UK, Europe, South America and India, CDE bring a wealth of experience to the research group.
Adapted to meet individual customer needs, these plants process materials between 80-300 tonnes/h which, collectively, divert more than six million tonnes of C&D waste from landfill each year. CDE also claim to have delivered the world’s largest wet-processing C&D waste recycling plant (up to 300 tonnes/h) in Norway.