The EcoReFibre project, funded by Horizon Europe (May 2022 – April 2026), explores smart technologies to recycle post-consumer waste wood back into fibreboards and into novel building products.
EcoReFibre aims to increase available wood resources in Europe through recycling. The ambition is to substitute up to 25% of the virgin fibres currently used in the European fibreboard market. The project demonstrates how this upscaling of circular technologies can become possible.
5 highly promising pilots, involving leading panel manufacturers, are launched to demonstrate how Circular Economy approaches linked with innovative and digital-supported technologies will ensure the supply of secondary raw materials.
EPF is co-leading together with Innovawood the communication and dissemination phase to ensure a broad spreading of results and recommendations, fostering links to many EU-level networks and national clusters.
- EcoReFibre Online Survey
- Press Release, 31 May 2022: European wood panel industry scales up end-of-life recycling and circular use of recovered wood
- Press Release, 30 September 2023: EcoReFibre Launches Survey to Predict Fibreboard Waste in Europe Using Crowd Wisdom
- EPF Press Release, 16 November 2023: EcoReFibre M18 General Assembly in Paris on 7-8 November: promising results towards industrial trials