RECOVER Matchmaking Event

November 26, 2018

RECOVER Matchmaking Event

The RECOVER Matchmaking EventBlack is the new Green” took place on 8th November 2018 in Faculty Club, Leuven with 80 attendees. The event was organised by SREMat, KU Leuven and funded by EIT RawMaterials. See more.

Fire-resistant prototypes utilizing Koranel® Cu slag

October 9, 2018

Fire-resistant prototypes utilizing Koranel® Cu slag

The research team of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is preparing fire resistant materials utilizing the Copper slag from Metallo Belgium NV. The target is to develop prototypes which can meet the requirements of the ISO–834 time-temperature curve, avoiding damage and yielding phenomena. Additionally, the developed materials should have satisfactory mechanical properties and low density to meet the market requirements. See more

 

3 days to go for the EIT Innovators Award!

October 1, 2018

3 days to go for the EIT Innovators Award!

The Coordinator of RECOVER Project Prof. Yiannis Pontikes is Pitching on Thursday, October the 4th in Budapest at the EIT Innovators Awards 2018. The 2018 EIT PUBLIC Award winner will be announced on the same day during the 2018 EIT Awards ceremony of the INNOVEIT 2018 event.

Register for the RECOVER Matchmaking Event

September 21, 2018

Register for the RECOVER Matchmaking Event

Why you should come?

– Find out more about our new eco-friendly cement and its applications in Construction Materials and Infrastructure.

– Hands on demos of product performance

– Testing prototypes with our business experts

– Networking with companies in your field

Register here

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EIT Innovators Award pitch training event

September 10, 2018

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes, coordinator of RECOVER, attended the EIT pitch training event for the EIT Innovators Award nominees, in Budapest 7th September 2018.

Time to say goodbye as we wrap up our pitch training event in Budapest with our EIT Innovators Award nominees. These…

Posted by EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology on Saturday, 8 September 2018

Vote for RECOVER in the EIT Public Award

September 4, 2018

Check our video for the EIT Innovators Award and  help RECOVER to win the PUBLIC AWARD at the #EITAwards 2018!

How to Vote?

1. Vote Online here  (The online voting is open from 3 September 2018 until 3 October 2018)

2. Fill the form with your email address and click vote now

3. Check your email to Confirm your vote

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes representing RECOVER among the Nominees of InnovEIT 2018 Awards

July 26, 2018

EIT Awards 2018

The Nominees! 🤗Europe’s 2018 #EITAwards – 41 outstanding innovators shaping the #FutureOfEurope 🇪🇺 See the shortlist ➡ bit.ly/EITNominees

Posted by EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Check out the Nominees here 

Fire Resistant case study

July 13, 2018

Fire Resistant case study

The research team of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is preparing a set of fire resistant materials utilizing the Copper Slag from Boliden. The target is to develop a material which can achieve the requirements of the ISO – 834 time temperature curve without damage and yielding. See more.

Recover Project has been nominated for the EIT Innovators Awards 2018

June 15, 2018

Recover Project has been nominated for the EIT Innovators Awards 2018

The RECOVER Project, after the nomination from EIT RawMaterials KIC, applied for the EIT Innovators Award 2018. The EIT Innovators Award recognizes innovation teams composed of individuals from EIT innovation communities that have developed a product, service or process with a high potential for societal and economic impact.

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes in the 5th International Symposium on Sustainable Minerals ’18

June 14, 2018

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes gave the first keynote lecture in the 5th International Symposium on Sustainable Minerals 2018, Windhoek Namibia, 14th – 15th June 2018, on “Converting Fe-rich residues from metallurgical processes into novel materials: the process, the properties and some performance-based applications”. The RECOVER processes, as well as the activities and outcomes of the project, were presented within the frame of the lecture.

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes at Wascon 2018

June 11, 2018

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes at Wascon 2018

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes presented in the 10th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials WASCON 2018 the study:  “Developing a more “respectful” cement: from thermodynamic calculations to real–life applications” . The presentation included the efforts and outputs within the frame of RECOVER, in the direction of the study’s objectives.

Porous case study update

May 29, 2018

Porous case study update

The RECOVER KU Leuven technical team is preparing a set of porous construction material prototypes. The aim is to improve the morphology and the properties of the prototypes in a pilot scale. The prototypes were prepared utilising the Koranel slag from Metallo, milled in the big capacity attritor in KU Leuven’s upscaling facility at Herk-de-Stad. For the specific prototypes, the inorganic polymer mortars were prepared using a Hobart mixer in the SREMat Laboratory at MTM. See more

Participation in the 2nd International Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference

May 8, 2018

Participation in the 2nd International Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference

The Secondary Resources for Engineered Materials (SREMat) unit of MTM, KU Leuven organised the 2nd International Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference, 7 -10 May 2018 in Athens, Greece. Lukas Arnout, Lucas Beirao Do Valle, Adrien Nelis, Theodoros Karachalios and Yiannis Pontikes presented the study “Increasing the reactivity of bauxite residue for the use as building material: an alternative activation treatment” conducted within the frame of RECOVER Project.

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Big capaity attritor is operational.

May 3, 2018

Big capaity attritor is operational.

The Recover Technical team put in operation a big capaity attritor for Container 4. For the milling of the first batch was use 175 Kg of Koranel Slag from Metallo.

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hydraulic press for Container 4

May 2, 2018

 

A custom made, 120 ton, high-throughput hydraulic press with a mortar hopper and automatic moulding and demoulding capabilities, has been employed within the frame of RECOVER Project, for the production of dense geopolymer construction elements.

3rd Project Meeting

April 12, 2018

3rd Project Meeting

The 3rd RECOVER Project Meeting took place on 12th April 2018, in The Savoy Hotel Limerick, Ireland. During the meeting, the status of the project was discussed and the milestone plan, the objectives and the future actions within the frame of the project were reviewed.  The project partners presented their work progress, with emphasis on the updated flow chart of the RECOVER process, the upscaling units and the development of prototypes of two case studies, the porous and fire-resistant construction elements. The meeting closed with a visit at the Aughinish- Rusal Plant on 13th April 2018. See more

Porous case study prototypes

April 6, 2018

Porous case study prototypes

The RECOVER KU Leuven team prepared the first set of porous building block prototypes, with dimensions 43x32x10 cm, utilizing the Koranel slag from Metallo. The slag was milled employing the small capacity attritor and the mortars were prepared in a HOBART mixer. See more

Preparation of Dense building blocks

March 16, 2018

Preparation of Dense building blocks

YouTube Channel has been created

March 15, 2018

YouTube Channel has been created

a YouTube channel has been created for the RECOVER Project, You can subscribe here

Test of the Attritor for Container 3

February 12, 2018

Test of the Attritor for Container 3

The Recover technical team did the first test with the small capacity attritor and Koranel Slag.

Submission of full Feasibility Study

January 31, 2018

Submission of full Feasibility Study

High shear mixer for container 4

January 24, 2018

Submission of Summary Feasibility Study for EIT

January 15, 2018

Submission of Summary Feasibility Study for EIT

3rd RECOVER meeting 12th-13th April, 2018

December 13, 2017

3rd RECOVER meeting   12th-13th April, 2018

The 3rd RECOVER meeting will take place in Aughinish Island, Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland from April 12 to April 13, 2018. 

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes has been announced a Keynote Speaker at WASCON in June the 6th of 2018

October 31, 2017

Prof. Yiannis Pontikes has been announced a Keynote Speaker at WASCON in June the 6th of 2018

Visit Aluminium of Greece

October 13, 2017

Visit Aluminium of Greece

The Partners of  RECOVER visited Mytilineos Metallurgy Business Unit (Aluminium of Greece), the biggest Aluminium producer  in Greece. The visit started with the presentation of the Company,  followed by a Tour in AoG Plant. The day concluded with a lunch in Paralia Distomou (Aspra Spitia).

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2nd Project Meeting

October 12, 2017

2nd Project Meeting

RECOVER Second Project meeting took place in the Zografou Campus of the National Technical University of Athens on October 12. During the meeting, the Partners of the project presented their progress on the work, The Action list was update and Future plans were also discussed. The meeting closed with a visit to the laboratories in the Metallurgical Department.

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EIT Q3 2017 KAVA Project Review Meeting

October 5, 2017

EIT Q3 2017 KAVA Project Review Meeting

The Project Coordinator is presenting RECOVER’s progress at  Q3 2017 KAVA Project Review Meeting in Berlin, Germany.

Preparation of the Upscaling Unit

August 17, 2017

Preparation of the Upscaling Unit

KU Leuven has booked and area in Herk-de-Stad Industrial Park, to build the modular upscaling units of RECOVER. Four areas of standard 20ft container size have been marked and the available equipment is fitted in the corresponding areas.

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Kickoff Meeting

May 10, 2017

Kickoff Meeting

RECOVER Kick-off Meeting took place in the Department of Materials Engineering (MTM), KU Leuven on 10th May 2017.  The Meeting included presentations of the partners activities related to the Project, specification of the Project’s objectives, organization of Project’s activities to meet the requirements and milestones, and finished with a lab tour at MTM facilities.

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Launch of RECOVER Project

April 1, 2017

Launch of RECOVER Project