Aim & Goals
LIFE+ GREENJOIST aims at demonstrating the value and feasibility of an eco-innovative recycling process
able to reuse and valorize wood waste to produce green, high quality and cost-effective joists to be used in different sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, logistics and construction.
This will contribute to the consolidation of sustainable eco-innovative businesses in the EU woodworking industry contributing to the achievement of EU 2020 goals of Resource efficiency, avoiding dangerous impacts on human health and the environment.
The Consortium has already completed extensive R&D activities and validated the solution at laboratory level. Therefore, at the beginning of the LIFE+ GREENJOIST project most of the risks related to research activities will have been overcome and the technology will be ready to be tested and showcased in a production environment.
Showcase an innovative process for the production of high-quality, cost-effective joists from recycled wood waste through the realization of a pilot plant at a pre-industrial, non-commercial scale demonstrating the feasibility and effectiveness of this novel recycling process
Foster a sustainable society and economy where waste, which is both harmful and costly, is used as a valuable resource and manufacturing is committed to the environment
Awareness of Eco-Solutions
Increase awareness of eco-innovative solutions in both the general public, policy makers and the woodworking industry, focusing on the environmental and economic advantages as well as on their technical feasibility
Avoid the use of virgin wood in the construction of new joists and pallets, saving trees while cutting the generated CO2 emissions for the transportation and processing
Promoting the shift from using potentially harmful chemicals to natural components in the woodworking industry