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

The project GlassCircle helps glass fiber manufacturers reduce the environmental impacts of glass fiber waste by bringing it back into use.

Society and public authorities are pushing industries to reduce the overall negative impact on the environment, e.g., demanding sustainability. During glass fiber manufacturing and many composite manufacturing processes, a significant amount of residue material is generated. Currently, this residue of glass fiber products is buried in a landfill. Not only can it be regarded as environmental pollution, but it also creates additional costs, waste and inefficient material use within the glass fiber industry. The project aims to create a "GlassCircle" database where companies with glass fiber residue can find other partners interested in this residue, thus reducing the amount discarded in landfills. The project brings together industry, experts, scientists, and public authorities within the field to exchange knowledge and discuss the possible solutions and necessary next steps for faster change from linear to circular economy.

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Budgets

GlassCircle
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
20 Benefitting organisations 3 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 10 Organisationsin the project

GlassCircle
in numbers.

  • 56.95320115934925624.0814842124559
  • 65.6830269565497822.169378694559185
  • 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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Events

01
March
Co-Creation Workshop: Business Model Co-creation / Ideation for Digital Circular Economy in GlassFiber Large Scale Manufacturing
Project: GlassCircle
Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
01. March 2024
10:00 - 15:00 (CET)
    14-15
    September
    WORKSHOP: Environmental and economical feasibility to recover glass fibers
    Project: GlassCircle
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    14. - 15. September 2023
    10-12
    May
    Hackathon on residue glass fiber material circular use
    Project: GlassCircle
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    10. - 12. May 2023
    - (EEST)

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