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Greenrail SIGNED

Greenrail, innovative and sustainable railway sleepers: the greener solution for railway sector

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 Greenrail project word cloud

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Project "Greenrail" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIA BELSIANA 71
city: ROMA
postcode: 187
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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙272˙623 €
 EC max contribution 2˙290˙836 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2018-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GREENRAIL SRL IT (ROMA) coordinator 2˙290˙836.00


 Project objective

Greenrail S.r.l., winner of SME Phase I and Seal of Excellence SME Phase II has designed an innovative composite railway sleeper. Greenrail Sleeper, patented in 122 countries, combines the advantages of concrete sleepers with the ones of composite sleepers. It is made of an inner core in concrete, covered by an elastic outer shell obtained from recycled plastic and ELT (End-of-Life Tyres), which reduces maintenance costs, vibrations and noise and allows to recover 35 tons of ELT and 35 tons of plastic from urban waste for each kilometer of line (1 km = 1670 sleepers). It is the sustainable substitute of pre-stressed concrete sleepers and it has a longer lifespan, estimated in 50 years from the first installation. Moreover, it is the only existing sleeper that can integrate sensors and systems for energy production and/or data transmission for safety and/or telecommunications. Besides the Greenrail Basic sleeper the company has planned further R&D for Greenrail Solar (a sleeper able to transform every km of line into a photovoltaic field producing from 150 kWh to 600 kWh), Greenrail LinkBox (a Greenrail Solar which also incorporates systems of data transmission for safety and telecommunications able to communicate with remote control rooms) and Greenrail Piezo (Greenrail Basic sleeper which incorporates piezoelectric systems and dynamometers that activate themselves at every train transition, producing energy able to power integrated systems for analysis and diagnostics of the railroad line). The goals of the project are: - obtain the homologation of Greenrail Basic sleeper through the pilot activity with RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana), following the certification regulations; - R&D investments on Greenrail Solar, LinkBox and Piezo by 2018; - commercialisation and manufacturing plant.


List of deliverables.
Results of demonstration activities- Field test of Greenrail Basic Documents, reports 2019-04-18 13:50:42
Dissemination Report and Organization of Greenrail Day Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 15:33:15
Creation of media kits Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 15:33:12
Report on the communication activities (web and not web) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 15:33:14
Report of the Launch Meeting Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:33:15
Copies of communication materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 15:33:10
Creation of official calendar and report of events/fairs Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 15:33:13

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