CircVol project promotes business that subscribes to the ideas of circular economy and the utilisation of large volumes of industrial side streams and earth masses in earthworks. In Tampere, the project focuses on the future city district of Hiedanranta. The aim of the project is to find solutions and business opportunities for utilizing zero fibre lying currently in the bottom of Lake Näsijärvi. The project involves units of Industrial, Civil and Environmental engineering from Tampere University. Together these units examine zero fiber from business, process and decision-making point of view.


The aim of the project is to set up new ecosystems and develop new operating models in order to enhance the possibilities for the utilization of large-volume side streams such as soil masses. Efficient circulation of these masses is significant for cities as it results e.g. in considerable financial savings and decreased CO2 emissions. Tampere University's Hervanta campus contributes to the project by its knowledge about business, environmental engineering and urban planning.

Contact persons

Leena Aarikka-Stenroos

Associate Professor

leena.aarikka-stenroos [at]

+358 50 301 5476


Jarmo Uusikartano

Project Manager

jarmo.uusikartano [at]

Contact persons


Jarmo Uusikartano

Doctoral Researcher
Faculty of Management and Business