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DeConcrete: Eco-efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation (KO4068 DeConcrete)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Concrete is a second most consumed artificial material in the building industry. The building sector keeps high speeds of development in the North. However, construction faces certain problems connected to re-using large volumes of reinforced concrete waste and search for optimal technological and economic methods for their recycling. Of special concern are also environmental issues, such as eco-efficient approach to waste handling and contamination (dust) reducing.

Main activities

DeConcrete project is implemented by consortium of relevant universities with strong support from industrial companies (e.g. Norwegian Cold Concrete Cluster with 34 member organizations) and regional authorities. The overall aim of the project is to enhance cross-border Arctic Technologies Cooperation between industry, academia and R&D communities for the growth of circular economy in the Kolarctic region. This will be achieved by joint activities: comparison of existing demolition practices, case studies and laboratory testing of new demolition techniques, development of waste management strategy and recommendations for the most eco-efficient approaches to reuse and recycling of construction materials (concrete), dissemination of project results among business companies and other stakeholders.


Basic information




2019-10-15 - 2022-09-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 € / 820 €

Lead partner

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Lead partner web-site


UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Northern Research Institute Narvik
University of Oulu