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Development of Nanotechnology-based High-performance Opaque & Transparent Insulation Systems for Energy-efficient Buildings

Objective

NANOINSULATE will develop durable, robust, cost-effective opaque and transparent vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) incorporating new nanotechnology-based core materials (nanofoams, aerogels, aerogel composites) and high-barrier films that are up to four times more energy efficient than current solutions. These new systems will provide product lifetimes in excess of 50 years suitable for a variety of new-build and retrofit building applications.

Initial building simulations based on the anticipated final properties of the VIPs indicate reductions in heating demand of up to 74% and CO2 emissions of up to 46% for Madrid, Spain and up to 61% and 55% respectively for Stuttgart, Germany for a building renovation which reduces the U-value of the walls and roof from 2.0 W m-2 K-1 to 0.2 W m-2 K-1. This reduction could be achieved with NANOINSULATE products that are only 25 mm thick, giving a cost-effective renovation without the need of changing all the reveals and ledges. Similarly, significant reductions in U-values of transparent VIPs (3 W m-2 K-1 to 0.5 W m-2 K-1) are shown by substituting double glazed units in existing building stock. Six industrial & four research based partners from seven EU countries will come together to engineer novel solutions capable of being mass produced.

Target final manufacturing costs for insulation board (production rates above 5 million m2/year) are less than €7 m-2 for a U-value of 0.2 W m-2 K-1. NANOINSULATE will demonstrate its developments at construction sites across Europe. A Lifecycle Assessment, together with a safety and service-life costing analysis, will be undertaken to prove economic viability.

NANOINSULATE demonstrates strong relevance to the objectives and expected impacts of both the specific call text of the Public-Private Partnership “Energy-efficient Buildings” topic “New nanotechnology-based high performance insulation systems for energy efficiency” within the 2010 NMP Work Programme and the wider NMP & Energy Thematic Priorities.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Coordinator

Kingspan Research and Developments Ltd
Address
Dublin Road
Kingscourt
Ireland

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorcan Dowd (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 386 705

Participants (10)

PERA INNOVATION LIMITED

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 310 596
Address
Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
LE13 OPB Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mark Pullinger (Dr.)
HANITA COATINGS RCA LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 425 380
Address
Main Road 1
22885 Hanita

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yoash Carmi (Dr.)
VA-Q-TEC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 367 260
Address
Alfred Nobel Strasse 33
97080 Wurzburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heppt Wilfried (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 889 708
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 361 320
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gizem öztimur Toprak (Ms.)
AIRGLASS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 427 356
Address
Bragarpsvagen 40
24522 Staffanstorp

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leif Gullberg (Mr.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 225
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Röper (Prof.)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 962
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Garcia (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 300
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Dr.)
THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 421 733
Address
Middle Aston House
OX25 5PT Oxfordshire

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Holdsworth (Mr.)