AshCycle – Integration of underutilized ashes into material cycles by Industry-Urban symbiosis


The AshCycle project provides tools for reducing the waste generation from the incineration of municipal solid waste (MSW), biomass, sewage sludge, or combinations of them by developing new utilization possibilities.


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Horizon Europe - Research & Innovation Action (RIA)

Funding amount

10 311 013 EUR

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

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Project description

The project will deploy exemplary pilot solutions of the Industrial-Urban Symbiosis (I-US) concept by demonstrating novel recovery methods for valuable elements from the ashes. Furthermore, the aluminosilicate-rich minerals recovered from the ashes are piloted as a feedstock for companies across value chains to obtain products for construction and wastewater treatment leading to increased resource efficiency and circularity. To fully realize the I-US concept also the engagement of citizens, civil society and end users are addressed in the project.

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