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Rotterdam examples on the development and application of circular concrete

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It is important to the city of Rotterdam that initiatives are being developed to tackle the nitrogen problem, and therefore it is happy to contribute to the reduction of CO2, and to the goals of a climate neutral world in 2050. The energy transition, the circular ambitions and the environmental ambitions offer opportunities for Rotterdam to stay competitive in the long term and at the same time take the responsibility in the prevention of severe climate change. Read More

A typical Rotterdam initiative: the 100% circular concrete pits

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In an earlier article devoted specifically to Rotterdam examples of the application of circular concrete, the fully circular concrete pits were mentioned as a typical Rotterdam initiative. The concrete bases for waste containers are now being used and put into use in Rotterdam, and in this article, we want to briefly discuss how these concrete bases are made and what is so special about their production. Read More

TU Delft provides the leaders of the future

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A university with a progressive vision, indeed, we are talking about TU Delft. Let their enriching vision be exactly what we need at URBCON. Together with the university's students, we provide the much-needed impact because TU Delft provides the leaders of tomorrow. Together, we strive for fewer emissions and a better society. We asked Dr. Guang Ye, professor at TU Delft, their role in the URBCON project. Read More

ArcelorMittal will be the company of the future

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ArcelorMittal is a giant in the steel world, and when you see images of those gigantic furnaces, you do not immediately think of ecology. And yet, ArcelorMittal strives for a more sustainable process and therefore joins the URBCON project. A solid partner since they supply source materials for the clean concrete of our project. This way, we strive together for fewer emissions and better reuse of raw materials. We went to hear from Eric, LIS Project Manager at ArcelorMittal. Read More

A (pedestrian) bridge to the future

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Rotterdam may have come out of the Second World War badly damaged, but nothing stopped the Rotterdammers from rebuilding their beloved city. Innovation and renewal run through the veins of every Rotterdammer; just look at the striking architecture. And URBCON becomes a part of that, thanks to the brand new pilot project 'the pedestrian bridge'; literally and figuratively a bridge to the future. Albert, project leader at the municipality of Rotterdam, tells us all about it. Read More

City of Ghent wants to become number 1 in circular economy

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URBCON is an ambitious European Interreg project, in which bright minds search for new and especially sustainable techniques and materials for the construction sector. They specialise in clean concrete, and through their work reduce the use of raw materials and CO2 emissions. But what is the role of the City of Ghent in this story? We sat down with Sanne, responsible for URBCON in the Department of Economy. Read More