The FISSAC project involves stakeholders at all levels of the construction and demolition value chain to develop a methodology and software platform, to facilitate information exchange, that can support industrial symbiosis networks and replicate pilot schemes at local and regional levels.

The model will be based on three sustainability pillars:

  • Environmental (with a life-cycle approach)
  • Economic
  • Social (taking into consideration stakeholder engagement and impact on society).

Our ambition is that the model we create can be replicated in other regions and other value chain scenarios.

FISSAC aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the processes, services, and products at different levels.

Manufacturing processes

  • Demonstration of closed-loop recycling processes to transform waste into valuable acceptable secondary raw materials.
  • Demonstration of the manufacturing processes of the novel products at industrial scale.

Product validation

  • Demonstration of the eco-design of eco-innovative construction products (new eco-cement and green concrete, innovative ceramic tiles and rubber-wood plastic composites) in pre-industrial processes, under a life-cycle approach.
  • Demonstration at real scale of the application and technical performance of eco-innovative construction products in a variety of case studies.

Industrial symbiosis model

  • Demonstration of the software platform.
  • Replicability assessment of the model through living lab concept (as a user-centred, open-innovation ecosystem, often operating in a territorial context).

FISSAC stands for Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a Sustainable Resource Intensive Industry across the extended Construction Value Chain.

The project runs from September 2015 until February 2020.