LIFE: Force of the Future (FORTURE) is a project that began in October 2017, aimed at developing a sustainable manufacturing model for the production of ceramic tiles, with the support of the EU LIFE Programme.
VALUE CE-IN – “VALorisation of treated wastewater and slUdgE in view of Circular Economy and INdustrial symbiosis” is two-year industrial research project started in July 2019. It was funded by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 (ERDF ROP) in the field of the Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) and area Energy and Sustainable Development. The project is based on the key concepts of Circular Economy and Sustainable Development.
The main objective is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of using eggshell as a secondary raw material in the manufacturing of ceramic wall tiles. For this purpose, an equipment will be developed to pre-treat the eggshell in order to separate the membrane from the shell itself, thus obtaining CaCO3 from a food industry waste. This will be a simple and low-cost process.