February 17, 2022
VITO is a leading European independent research and consultancy centre in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. VITO focuses on five different research programmes: sustainable chemistry, energy, health, materials management, and land use. VITO provides innovative and high-quality solutions, to enable large and small companies to gain a competitive advantage and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future.
Role in PIONEERS:
VITO will contribute to the transition towards a sustainable use of materials by developing and implementing science-based knowledge and know-how. The main tasks in the project are the validation, optimisation, and upscaling of processes to recover construction sand suited for concrete production from excavated soils resulting from large infrastructure works, as well as the assessment of the use of local resources on concrete performance, durability, and life cycle impact. Moreover, VITO will also contribute to the stakeholder consultation, data inventorisation and technology screening on alternative uses for off-spec excavation materials.