WOOL2LOOP Final Conference
The WOOL2LOOP project hosted the Final Conference on the 26th of October in Lisbon, Portugal & online! During the day, we heard from both researchers and industrial companies alike about tackling the challenges of mineral wool waste utilisation in low CO2 building materials. External speakers broadened our horizons beyond the project, and a multidisciplinary group of students brought their fresh perspectives to the panel discussion. You'll find the presentations and recording of the conference as well as the detailed agenda below.
Rita Bastos, Marketing Director, Saint-Gobain Portugal
08:40 WHERE ALL THIS STARTED? OVERVIEW OF THE WOOL2LOOP PROJECT
Anne Kaiser, WOOL2LOOP Project Coordinator & Sustainability Manager, Saint-Gobain Finland
08:45 CIRCULAR INDUSTRIES IN THE HORIZON EUROPE PROGRAMME
Jonas Hedberg, Program manager, Raw materials R&I, European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
09:00 KEYNOTE: Diving to deep end - about geopolymers & AAMsProf. Isabella Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari"
09:45 WHAT DID WE DO IN THE LAB?
Concept validation and project aims
Dr. Rawia Dabbebi, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oulu
Dr. Karine Goulart de Oliveira, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oulu
Mixtures and properties for applications
Dr. Zhenming Li, Technical University of Delft
Ir. Irving A. Flores Beltran, Technical University of Delft
Obtaining and modifying mix designs
Majda Pavlin, Research Assistant, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
10:30 COFFEE & BIOBREAK
10:45 WHAT DID WE DO ON JOBSITES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AND BEYOND?
Moderator: Anna-Karin Grimshorn, Senior Project Manager, Saint-Gobain Ecophon
CRH: Eldho Choorackal, Technical Program Manager
Saint-Gobain Finland: Tuomas Kohvakka, Circular Economy Engineer
Saint-Gobain Ecophon: Saleh Hooshmand, Senior Research Associate
TREE: Marta Olszewska, Production Engineer
XTREE: PhD. Nicolas Ducoulombier, Head of R&D
Zavod 404: Rok Capuder, CEO & Co-founder
TERMIT: PhD. Barbara Horvat, Researcher, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
12:15 LUNCH & BIOBREAK
13:00 ARE THESE PRODUCTS FIT FOR INTENDED USE?
Testing, standardization and product approvals
Vilma Ducman, Head of Laboratory for Cements, Mortars and Ceramics, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
LCA and CO2 reduction impacts
Friderik Knez, Head of Department, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
13:45 IS THERE A BUSINESS CASE BEHIND THIS?
Commercialization - Barriers and opportunities
Dr. Brigitte Holt Andersen, CEO, CWare
14:45 COFFEE & BIOBREAK
15:00 KEYNOTE: Getting it on the market with Q&ABoudewijn M. Piscaer, Pantheon Performance Foundation
15:45 FUTURE INSIGHTS - CROSS-SCIENTIFIC PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Anne Kaiser, WOOL2LOOP Project Coordinator
Panelists: Boudewijn M. Piscaer, Isabella Lancellotti, Nani Pajunen and doctoral research students from Tampere University, Lauri Alkki, Juha Franssila, Ninni Westerholm, Linnea Harala, Mikael Nurminen
Anne Kaiser, WOOL2LOOP Coordinator & Sustainability Manager, Saint-Gobain Finland
16:45 COCKTAILS & NETWORKING
18:00 FINAL CONFERENCE ENDS