Member - Greenrail S.r.l.

Innovative and eco-sustainable railway sleepers made of concrete, recycled plastic and rubber from End-of-Life Tyres.

Type Company
Founder 2012
Company Size 14
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Giovanni Maria De Lisi
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Greenrail S.r.l.

About

Greenrail is an Italian company, which has designed and patented a revolutionary, eco-sustainable railway sleeper. It consists of an inner core in concrete, and an outer shell obtained from a unique mix of recycled plastic and rubber collected from End-of-Life Tyres (ELTs). Such innovative sleeper's composition allows the company to reuse up to 35 tons of these urban waste materials per each kilometer of a railway, ensuring numerous technical and economical advantages such as: reduction of vibration and noise levels, increase of sleeper's lifespan, and lower maintenance costs of railways. In addition, Greenrail is the only railway sleeper able to incorporate various smart systems in its structure. The company is currently conducting R&D activities under EU's Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 programme for development of Greenrail Solar, able to harvest solar energy thanks to its PV panels, and Greenrail LinkBox, which will use the harvested energy to feed systems for safety and telecommunication data.
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SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Greenrail S.r.l.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.