SirkTRE is a Green Platform project that establishes value circles to realize the reuse and recycling of high-quality construction timber and wood chips in sustainable regions. SirkTRE is the main project, with its sister project CircWOOD, a 100% funded research project within SirkTRE. The partners come from the entire value cycle, with key positions. The budget for this project is NOK 181 million, making it the largest Green Platform project ever.

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Towards a common goal

SirkTRE's goal is to utilize 250,000 cubic meters of Norway's wood waste by 2024, corresponding to 100,000 tonnes, and 1 million cubic meters by 2030. SirkTRE will contribute a climate reduction of 0.5 million tons of CO2 annually by 2024, and two million tons of CO2 annually by 2030. In 2030, this corresponds to a reduction of around eight percent of national emissions compared to 1990 levels. This includes the storage effect of biogenic carbon in wood, which accounts for just over a third of the climate reduction.

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SirkTRE is setting the standard

SirkTRE is standardizing! So far, three standards have been funded by SirkTRE. Partners engage in the establishment and follow-up of standards, from defining the circular construction industry, wooden structures, environmental product declaration (EPD) frameworks, calculating climate benefits from reuse, and more! SirkTRE will contribute to a “CIRCULUTION” - the link between circularity and solution. We believe that materials need to be kept “working” over a much longer period of time.

Collaboration for reuse and recycling of waste wood

In Norway, the amount of reclaimed wood is about the same as the amount of wood used in construction projects. Most waste wood is chipped for energy recovery. In SirkTRE, forest owners, the wood industry, architects, consultants, contractors, waste and recycling operators, property owners and developers, research institutions and standardization bodies will ensure the reuse and recycling of waste wood.

Our partners