High Performance, Economical & Sustainable Biocomposite Building Materials

You are invited to the Industrial Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday 19th March at SHR B.V., Netherlands

SHR

Invitation to Industrial Interest Group Meeting

Wednesday 19th March 2:00 – 6:00 pm

SHR B.V., Nieuwe Kanaal 9b, NL-6709 PA Wageningen, Netherlands

THE PROJECT

The aim of the BioBuild project is to use bio-composite materials to reduce the embodied energy in building facade, supporting structure and internal partition systems by at least 50% over current materials with no loss in performance and no increase in overall cost.

Currently, bio-composites are not widely used in construction applications because the materials are prone to degradation by moisture and do not perform as well in fire tests as more conventional building materials. The project will develop bio-composites capable of offering 40 years outdoor durability by protecting the fibres using treatments and coatings. Treatments will also be applied to the fibres or the composite to improve the reaction to fire. Cork and other bio-based low density materials will be used to improve the thermal and acoustic-insulating performance of the materials, coupled with system design.

Published: 12th February 2014

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285689.