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Environmental Friendly Strategies for Waste Management in India Utilising Cement and Concrete Production Technology

Awarded: NOK 8.0 mill.

This Industry-oriented-bilateral project between India and Norway aims to contribute to further increase the utilisation of mineral wastes in Indian cement and concrete industry in an environmental and scientific sound way in order to ensure sustainable e nergy and resource management. The project will advance the state of the art regarding blended cement and concrete technology as well as providing practical solutions and guidelines. Emphasis will be given to the synergies achieved by using ternary binder systems in concrete mixes as well as the use of appropriate admixtures in order to integrate certain waste materials at higher levels than todays practice. Moreover, focus will also be on internationalization of research in institutional and industrial l evel to main¬tain competence and readiness for technologies to practice and promote sustainable future growth. It aims to use the experiences gained by the Indian partners in close relation with Norwegian partners, in order to take benefits of increased u se of mineral wastes. SINTEF Building and Infrastructure will lead the project in cooperation with the Indian partners; NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute), NCB (National Council for Cement and Building Materials) and the three N orwegian industrial partners; Borregaard LignoTech, Elkem as Materials and Norcem AS. This project will also contribute in knowledge building in the climate and environmental sector to encourage sustainable development on economically growing developing c ountry like India by bringing industrial and institution under the BILAT program.

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