The EcoReFibre project is already celebrating its first year!
Whats EcoReFibre (for “ECOlogical solutions for RECovery of secondary materials from post-consumer FIBERboards” ) is about ?
Launched in May 2022, this European project aims to:
- Develop an innovative sorting machine to separate waste wood into three distinct streams: fibreboard, solid wood and the rest (particle board, plywood, OSB, etc.).
- Develop technologies to reuse second raw materials from the fiberboard and solid wood fractions.
The role of ESB in this project
ESB and the other 19 project partners are working together to achieve these goals. More specifically, ESB coordinates work related to the quantity and characterization of end-of-life fibreboard available in Europe now and in the future.
During the General Assembly of the project in Norway on May 4 and 5, Mark Irle, Research Director and Flore Lebreton PHD Student from ESB have the opportunity to present their first results carried out in France on 500 kg of waste wood.
Next steps in the EcoReFibre project
In addition to the results of the project, a thesis carried out by the ESB will provide answers on the impacts of successive recycling processes on wood fibres.
You can help us in our research by answering a short survey. Our goal is to evaluate the lifespan of products containing wood fibreboard panels. No personal data is requested and no expertise is required.
Thank you in advance for your participation !