By demonstrating a high-quality eco-friendly recycled product, LIFE+ GREENJOIST will show an innovative way of fostering a sustainable and greener society, where waste is used as a resource.
To this end, the expected key results of the LIFE+ GREENJOIST projects will be
Design, realization and operation of a Pilot Plant for the construction of high quality joists made from 100% recycled wood waste and using innovative eco-friendly glue based on lignin, tannin or starch.
Reach an operational scale capacity for a pre-industrial, non-commercial Pilot Plant producing green joists of approximately 18.4 m³/day, assuming a section of 80 x 80 mm and a linear speed of 2 m/minute over a 24 hour production period.
Clearly during the Life+ demonstration assessment of parameters and study the optimal process conditions will be carried out.
Utilization, once at operation scale, of a total of 10 ton/day of recycled wood waste.
Shift from petrochemicals
Substitution of petrochemicals in glues with raw materials from renewable resources, namely lignin, tannin or starch.
Tests & Evaluations
Monitoring and evaluation reports about the production system and its impacts, with a lifecycle approach as well as tests on the final product.
A set of broad demonstration and dissemination activities aimed at reaching a large and diversified number of project stakeholders, local communities, policy makers and industry operators resulting in an increased awareness with regard to eco-innovative solutions and virtuous waste management processes.