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ACCIONA presented the FISSAC project at the Circular Economy Workshop “Shaping the Green Leaders of Tomorrow” on the 3rd July 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

This workshop is part of the Green Transformation Program, a specialized EU- based initiative that intends to train and employ talent from all over the world. It comprises 30 multicultural participants from diverse backgrounds and complementary skills, who have a month-long rotation period within Madrid, Nice & Paris sharing the objective to become the Green Leaders of Tomorrow. The program is built upon technical, environmental and business modules, providing comprehensive exposure and teachings on environmental processes, sustainable products and green technologies.

The workshop aimed at challenging the students through several research projects.  They had the chance to share their respective approaches, exchange best practices and provide feedback in order to establish a shared mindset for the dissemination and possible implementation of the projects.

The workshop was an opportunity to disseminate FISSAC results and innovations, as well as to exchange experiences and getting inspiring ideas.

shaping the Green Leaders of Tomorrow

On the 7th of July, within the framework of “Case Study 4” of the FISSAC project, the first industrial pilot production of Eco-wall tiles has been carried out at the KERABEN facilities in Nules (Castellón), Spain.
Thanks to the industrial symbiosis between two different industries (in the fields of Natural Stones and Ceramic Tiles) it has been developed a new type of tiles including a relevant amount of Secondary Raw Materials as a component of the ceramic body of the tiles, which have been conceived and manufactured according to ECO-design criteria. Those tiles will be exhibited in a Demo Park managed by ACCIONA in Algete (Madrid), Spain.


British Glass and GTS on behalf of FISSAC join the first ever global conference next week aimed at helping the construction industry cut waste and increase its recycling.

The first ‘International Conference on Construction Circular Economy’ will be hosted at the University of Manchester on 8 and 9 July.

Together with Arup’s Graeme DeBrincat, British Glass and GTS under the FISSAC banner will present a view of glass waste in the construction sector and current best practice to drive more glass to re-cycling.

They will be alongside world-renowned academics and construction industry experts looking at tackling technical problems and how to make recycling a prominent part of the construction industry.

Partners in the conference include the Universities of Exeter and Bradford, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and Innovate UK.

Notes to Editors

  • For more information on the event, visit the University of Manchester
  • FISSAC stands for: Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a Sustainable Resource Intensive Industry across the extended Construction Value Chain
  • The conference is known by the acronym ‘ICCCE2019’

Digital tools for synergies identification


The objective of this third multidisciplinary workshop was to learn about some of the current digital tools which allow to concentrate data and visualize materials flows available in a territory and that can therefore serve as powerful tools to promote the creation of synergistic networks within the construction sector.

The third FISSAC Living Lab was organised as a free side event at the construction fair BBConstrumat 2019 and gathered, like in previous editions, experts who represented different professional activities within the construction value chain (designers, architects, manufacturers, associations, universities, construction companies, consultancy companies, etc.).

After the presentation of several tools (MatMap, Escrapalia, RecursResidu, and the Fissac Platform) the workshop concluded with an open debate: What would the different potential users expect from an ideal platform?, which features should it include?, what kind of data should it show?, who should manage such a platform?

Curious about the conclusions of the third FISSAC Living Lab? Don’t hesitate to contact the Símbiosy team (Adriana Sanz Mirabal,!

On the 20th of June, 2019 the second Living Lab event took place in Budapest as part of the FISSAC project.

Around thirty industry professionals attended the event, organized by Geonardo Kft. and the Association of Environmental Enterprises, with the professional support of the Hungarian Green Building Council and Hungarian Cement, Concrete and Lime Industry Association.

During the half-day forum the audience heard presentations on industrial symbiosis projects as well as on the current situation and challenges of the recycling of the construction and demolition waste in Hungary. During the second half of the programme the participants could share their experiences on these issues, with particular emphasis on the factors that currently hinder or make it more difficult to move towards a circular construction industry. Finally, the forum put forward suggestions for the main topics and on the invitees of the next Living Lab scheduled for this autumn.