Exploring full cycle circular economy for glass fiber industry
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GlassCircle

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
October 2022 - September 2024
Technical details

GlassCircle

The project GlassCircle helps glass fiber manufacturers reduce the environmental impacts of glass fiber waste by bringing it back into use.
Project summary
Society and public authorities are pushing industries to reduce the overall negative impact on environment, e.g. sustainability. During glass fiber manufacturing, as well as in many composite manufacturing processes significant amount of residue material is generated. Currently this residue glass fibers product are buried in landfill and since it is considered as a hazard should be considered as pollution to our environment. This creates additional costs, waste and inefficient material use within glass fiber industry. This issue is complex and the solution can be achieved only by bringing together industry, experts and scientists, as well as public authorities within the field - exchange knowledge and discuss the possible solutions and necessary next steps for faster change from linear to circular economy within glass fiber and composite industry. The project main target group is small and medium enterprises, but large enterprises will also be invited to join the projects activities. It is expected that with the planned project activities trust will be established between different companies within glass fiber industry, thus providing opportunities for future collaborations. Wide presence of companies together will ensure faster change from linear to circular economy within the target industry.
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Budgets

GlassCircle
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Success indicators

GlassCircle
in numbers.
20 Organisations reached with 3 Solutionsin use 10 Organisationsin the project
  • 56.952909824.080646892593297
  • 65.68333322.166667
  • 56.17102810.199381
  • 65.343499921.4022912
  • 65.343499921.4022912
  • 57.53899525.426677658843722
Lead partnerRiga Technical University
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
165,000.00
Lulea University of Technology
  • Town
    Lulea
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Norrbottens län
Total partner budget
118,080.00
Aarhus University
  • Town
    Aarhus
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Østjylland
Total partner budget
118,080.00
Podcomp Ab
  • Town
    Ojebyn
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Norrbottens län
Total partner budget
32,200.00
Hitachi Energy Sweden AB, Composites (HPAG)
  • Town
    Öjebyn
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Norrbottens län
Total partner budget
10,500.00
Valmiera Municipality Government
  • Town
    Valmiera
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
56,000.00

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