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Focus on environmental sustainability

Reduce the environmental impact of stone fabrication and disseminate best practices for the re-use of waste products

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Cooperation between companies and the world of research

An Interreg project between Italy and Austria that creates synergies between universities, research cen-tres and quarrying companies

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Promote technological advancement and innovation

Improve the competitiveness of the sector, create awareness among public institutions on a local and na-tional level

Cleanstone – The InterReg Italy-Austria project

Cleanstone was devised to transform the stone-manufacturing sector into a modern, competitive sector based on technologies with a low environmental impact. An interdisciplinary project which aims to modernise the production chain and create new levels of awareness. A trans-national collaboration between five academic, research and institutional partners, involving numerous quarrying companies from the area. It is the first attempt to integrate recycling/reuse techniques in a single framework, designed specifically for SMEs in the stone-manufacturing sector.

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Partners

The partners of the project are: Università degli Studi di Udine (Engineering and Architecture Polytechnic Department) – Università degli Studi di Padova – The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – Confartigianato Vicenza – E.C.O. Institut für Ökologie.

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News

Quarries as hotspots for biodiversity
6 October 2021

Amid intensely used cultural landscapes, quarries can become hotspots for biodiversity as areas of disturbance. In the Interreg project CLEANSTONE […]

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Biodiversity monitoring continues
13 September 2021

During the second visit and #biodiversitymonitoring at the quarry ‘Clastra’ in Italy, E.C.O.’s vegetation experts Tobias Köstl and Daniel Wuttej […]

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Biodiversity monitoring in Italy
13 September 2021

The two latest trips took E.C.O. ecology experts Tobias Köstl and Daniel Wuttej to the quarry ‘Clastra’ in Italy to […]

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DURATION AND TYPE OF PROJECT
DURATION: 1/11/2019 – 30/04/2022
PRIORITY AXIS: 1 – Research and Innovation
THEMATIC OBJECTIVE: 1 – Strengthen research, technological development and innovation
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: 2 – Promotion of investments in R&I by strengthening cross-border cooperation among companies and research institutions
ACTION: 4 – The definition and implementation of measures for the transfer of technology and expertise among businesses, between businesses and R&I institutions, and R&I institutions among themselves
REFERENCE CALL: Interreg V-A Italy-Austria – 2018 Call for proposals
PROJECT CODE: ITAT 1056
PROJECT TITLE: RECOVERY AND VALORIZATION OF STONE PROCESSING WASTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.
Overall budget: € 862.419,50 (UE Funds (ERDF): € 733.056,57, National funds: € 60.060)

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