The University of Beira Interior hosted the RICON19 International Conference, Laboratory Workshop and Brokerage Event between the 11th and 13th of December 2019. This was the second REMINE conference and was supported by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, along with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) research fellowship programme and the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) programme. The event provided an international forum for scholars to debate new research findings and discuss their latest achievements in the fields of industrial waste material valorization and the recycling of mining and industrial wastes. The research produced and presented in these papers is of particular significance to engineers, academics and industry specialists, demonstrating the potential of mining and industrial wastes as raw materials for cementitious binders, useful in civil engineering projects, building products, and ceramics. The conference was preceded by a Lab Workshop on alkali-activation and accelerated carbonation technologies to demonstrate the feasibility to obtain building materials (mortar and concrete) by reusing mining and industrial wastes by alkali-activation and CO2. This workshop also promoted the use and mineralization of CO2, contributing to the prevention and limitation of global warming.
Conference dates: 11–13 December 2019
Location: Covilhã, Portugal
Chief Academic Editor: João Castro Gomes
Organizers: Beira Interior University (Local Organizer) and REMINE-MSCA-RISE H2020 Project Beneficiaries (Beira Interior University, Silesian University, Brunel University, Granada University, Bologna University, Strathclyde University, Sofalca, Alsiteck Limited, Alfran, and Beira Serra)
Sponsors: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie agreement no. 645696 and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Published: 13 April 2020