International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering 2018

VEEP team took part in IWEMSE 2018 to discuss about Life cycle costing on emerging technology for high quality recycling of concrete in Europe

The International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering (IWEMSE) is an event dedicated to the promotion of scientific information interchange between researchers and practitioners in the fields of Environmental Management, Science and Engineering.

The 2018 edition was held in Xiamen, Fujian, China from June 16 to June 17, 2018.

VEEP project partner Leiden University took part in the event to give a presentation about economic analysis on ADR and HAS, entitled “Life cycle costing on emerging technology for high quality recycling of concrete in Europe: from lab-scale to industrial-scale”. 

The large amount of End-of Life concrete generated during the demolition stages in Europe and the traditional treatment of it often results in considerable economic impact. Over the last years, novel technology has been developed aiming to guarantee high quality recycled concrete aggregates for use in new concrete manufacturing, thereby closing the concrete loop. 

The innovative technology of integrated Advanced Drying Recovery (ADR) and Heating-Air classification System (HAS) is developing for cost-effectively and high value-added recycling of concrete. To ensure the proposed ADR and HAS solution will lead to a more cost-effective EOL concrete management, the paper uses LCC as a tool from a financial perspective to quantify the potential economic improvement of the emerging EOL recycling solutions shifting from lab-scale to industrial-scale.  

VEEP at the GREEN WEEK - 24 May 2018 - Brussels

The ConWEEB "Converting Construction Waste into Energy Efficient Buildings" Workshop will present innovative solutions for conferting CDW into new prefabricated elements.The Workshop will present up to date results achieved among the H2020 projects: VEEP-INNOWEE-GREENINSTRUCT-RE4.
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VEEP at APSE Conference (Madrid, Spain)

On 22/11/2017 VEEP project has been presented in the framework of APSE conference Promoting circular economy for a greener road construction!

VEEP 3rd GA (Delft)

On 24&25 October 2017, the VEEP Consortium met in Delft (The Netherlands),at TUD premises, for the third progress meeting. The meeting focused on the projects' updates and ongoing activities and was coupled with the 1st Exploitation Workshop organization. Moreover Partners visited the TUD laboratory and get insight in the set up of ADR and HAS Technologies for drying and separate CDW material

VEEP 1st Video available

Register on the VEEP website and enjoy the VEEP PROJECT 1st VIDEO!

Advances in Recycling and Management of Construction and Demolition Waste Conference - 21-23 June 2017

The proposed conference has been organized in the framework of the H2020 project HISER ( in collaboration with the H2020 project BAMB. Researchers and industry experts had the opportunity to exchange their ideas and showcases in advanced/innovative technologies and methodologies to process and valorize C&DW in the context of circular economy.Within this event - organized in Delft (The Netherlands) 21-23 June 2017 - VEEP concept and preliminary results have been presented by VEEP partners (eg KEEY, TECNALIA, TUD)

World Forum Materials AWARD! 28 June 2017

The Technology for the manufacturing of silica Innovative Closed-loop Aerogels by KEEY AEROGELS and TECNALIA was awarded with one of the three prizes within the world forum materials held in Nancys (France) last June 20-28th. KEEY AEROGELS was awarded with the “START-UP CHALLENGE” Award.


VEEP Project at the DDR EXPO - 16 June 2017

VEEP project has been presented at the DDR EXPO Event. DDR Forum & Expo 2017 was an event never seen before, where professionals from different trades, but all related between them, had the opportunity to meet each other thanks to the same goal: go towards the Circular Economy.

This, as well as the chosen place to celebrate it, Brussels, allowed the participation of several stakeholders from different European institutions (associations, federations, included the European Commission…) that participated as speakers and panelists in the conference sessions, covering by this way multiple topics of interest for the attendants.

VEEP Project at the Seminar: Circular economy in the building construction sector

The Seminar "Circular economy in the building costruction Sector" took place in Warsaw, Poland in Zamoyscy Palace on May the 17th 2017 involving  various Speakers from University and Technical organizations connected with "green buildings" as well as representatives of EU funded projects

VEEP 6M Meeting in Genoa (Italy)

On 14 March 2017, the VEEP Consortium met in Genoa (Italy),for the first six months progress meeting. The project, funded in the frame ofHorizon 2020 EEB-2016, will realize a breakthrough innovation in the field of prefabricatedconcrete components development. It will make available precast panelsembedding high percentage of Construction and Demolition waste and low costaerogel development. The meeting focused on the projects' updates and ongoing activities.

VEEP 1st International Workshop

The first project International Workshop "Engaging with Stakeholders" has been held in the framework of the BIBM Congress (17-19 May 2017) on May the 17th in Madrid (Spain)!  

Different industrial stakeholders from more than 20 Worldwide countries registered at the event!

Please find at the following link more details about the VEEP workshop we have organized:

The VEEP Project has been presented at the event “Progettare tra mare e monti” organized by the Project Management Institute – NIC!

The VEEP Project has been presented at the event “Progettare tra mare e monti” organized by the  Northern Italian Chapter of the Project Management Institute in Genoa on October the 21st 2016.

During the event the Project Coordinator (Dr. Anna Paraboschi) gave a presentation “Progettare per un futuro sostenibile” (“to design for a sustainable future”) focused on the VEEP project as an example of project devoted to introduce technologies, processes and products enabling circular economy based concept application. During the presentation Project Management features and the cooperation tool used in the framework of the project have been also introduced.

More than 100 people attended the event!

The event has been organized by PMI-NIC (Project Management Institute- Northern Italian Chapter) that is a reference for everyone interested in project management topics all over Northern and Central Italy. The Chapter, in particular, aims at contributing to professional growth in project management, promoting researches and thematic seminars, introduce the project management profession, principles and techniques in companies, universities and other professional associations.

The 4-year H2020 VEEP project has been launched!

The 4-year H2020 VEEP project has been launched! VEEP “Cost-effective recycling of CDW in high added value energy efficient prefabricated concrete components for massive retrofitting of our built environment” is an ambitious project around closed material loops for Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW), based on circular economy principles. The project aims to eco-design, develop and demonstrate new cost-effective technological solutions that will lead to novel closed-loop circular approach for C&DW recycling into novel multilayer precast concrete elements incorporating new concrete and superinsulation material produced by using at least 75% (by weight) of C&DW materials.
VEEP Kick-Off meeting has been held on 19th October 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) at BIBM premises. The Consortium met to discuss the project ambition and objectives and its coordinated implementation, with tools, tasks and assignments for the following months. The Kick-Off meeting has been coupled with operative sessions organized as Workpackages (WPs) workshops on October the 20th in order to finalize a detailed WPs planning and launch the upcoming activities.  Next General Assembly meeting of the project will be organized at D’Appolonia premises (Genoa, Italy) in March 2017.

Project started on 1st October 2016

The VEEP project was officially started on 1st October 2016. The kick-off meeting ...


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 723582

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