„Innovative cementitious materials and concretes made with high – calcium fly ashes”


Grants for Innovations


Beneficiary name: Politechnika Śląska (Silesian University of Technology)
Grant value: 12 100 472,06 zł 
European Union Contribution: 10 123 482,74 
Grant duration time: 01.04.2009 - 30.11.2013


Project is co-financed by European Union from the European Regional Development Fund


In the year 2009 Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, as the leader of consortium including Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials in Warsaw, acquired the financing for the project:

No. POIG 01.01.02.-24-005/09,
„Innovative cementitious materials and concretes made with high – calcium fly ashes”.

Project is financed from the European Regional Development Fund within the Operational Programme - Innovative Economy framework and its implementation is planned for years 2009 – 2013. Project’s objective is to enhance competitiveness of the Polish cement industry and connected economy sectors due to developing the innovative, cost optimal technology of new cementitious materials and concretes made with high – calcium concrete produced in the process of lignite combustion in power stations. Usage of this kind of fly – ashes in cementitious materials and/or concrete procures a number of ecological effects that contributes to the balanced development strategy, which is determining Polish future economic development. This innovative in European scale project will contribute in enhancing of the prominence of Polish science and engineering abroad.
During the project there will be developed the directives for the evaluation of the high – calcium fly ashes, technological directives for production of cement with high – calcium fly ashes, the instructions for the use of high – calcium fly ashes as a type II addition to the concrete and the directions for the use of cements with high – calcium fly ashes in civil engineering. Project’s results will be accessible free of charge in a form of the publications and on the websites.