Tirme collaborates in the ATRIC 4.0 research project ‘Accelerating the Transition towards a sustainable, digital and Circular Industry 4.0, with new process technologies, AI and industrial symbiosis to maximize the valorization of combustion waste

Tirme colabora en el proyecto de investigación ATRIC 4.0 'Acelerando la Transición hacia una Industria 4.0 sostenible, digital y Circular

The ATRIC 4.0 research project, which has received the CDTI grant under its Missions program, in MISSION 3. To promote Spanish industry in the industrial revolution of the XXI century, pursues the development of new solutions to respond to one of the current challenges of cities and industry: to guarantee effective recycling systems and recovery of combustion waste.

The project, which will last just over three years, has a circular and digital approach and will address the dual problem of increasing waste production and decreasing the resources available for the development, conservation and improvement of infrastructures.

To this end, new solutions will be developed that favor the transition of the process industry through the use of waste and gaseous streams, to obtain products with high added value in construction and industry.

These solutions will be aimed at achieving, mainly, a higher rate of circularity (45%) of new secondary raw materials of high value, contained in combustion waste; as well as new processes to obtain cement-based materials with a lower carbon footprint. In the same way, it will seek a reduction in CO2 emissions (20%), capturing it and valuing it as an energy vector of renewable origin, and incorporating the use of renewable energies.

For the development of this project, a consortium has been formed led by ACCIONA CONSTRUCCIÓN and with the participation of ACCIONA ENERGÍA, TIRME, INCEINNMAT, SEMANTIC SYSTEMS, LENZ INSTRUMENTS and CEMENTOS LA CRUZ, and the public research organizations TECNALIA, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, IGME-CSIC and IETCC-CSIC, CEDER, University of Oviedo and Loyola University Foundation. In this way, the necessary capacity of the consortium for the creation of scientific and technological knowledge is guaranteed, as well as the generation of future lines of industrial sustainable development in potential markets such as construction, engineering, energy and digital.