The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.
The Solid Life project supports the European market development of Solidia Technologies which meets a number of the needs and requirements of the LIFE Program e.g.e demonstration at industrial scale, validation of technical and economic viability, Demonstrate the viability of new low-carbon technologies amongst others.
The Solid Life project main objective is to contribute to the Solidia solution deployment all around Europe and demonstrate its feasibility, replicability and profitability in terms of sustainability and economic viability.
To go in this way, the following actions were proposed to EU in order to develop:
– The cement making knowledge (new clinker mineral phases, new behaviour in the kiln
– The concrete part and its application to precasters
– The durability aspects and the normative aspects associated
– The business model associated to the solution and how to ensure its viability
In this framework, an overall budget of 3.8M€ was defined and accepted to be funded at 60% by EU. It will enable to produce some cement at different scales: laboratory, to pilot and industrial scales. This cement will then be used for concrete pilot and semi-industrial applications at precasters sites in order to ensure the interest of the market and prove the durability of the concept.
These testings will also help to demonstrate the technical and economical viability of the Solidia Technologies® solution.
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