ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company developing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2006 was 3.6 billion, employing 14,000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group, whose business lines are Construction, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Energy, Logistic and Transport. Development and construction of EE buildings is within the core strategy of ACCIONA. During the last 5 years, it has built more than 480 non-residential buildings and 18.000 dwellings, of which 5.000 have been built under the EE and affordability basis. ACCIONA through its R&D Division is leading projects of the FP5, FP6 and FP7,
including the following projects relevant to BioBuild.
- Reciplas: The objective of the project is to produce construction pieces made in recycled thermoplastic material.
- Biosos: Biopolymers will be synthesized having the lignocelulosic materials as the source.
- Numix: This project proposes to add recycled thermoplastic materials to inorganic matrixes in order to change and improve the properties.
- Cleam: The project treats to develop a system in order to get the best recycling procedure for any kind of construction waste material.
In the BioBuild project, Acciona will be responsible for large-scale production of continuous panels and profiles, and in the development of systems for practical use in construction.