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Development of PCM-based innovative insulating solutions for the Light-weight building sector

Objective

New building strategies addressing climate change effects and reduction of heating/cooling energy are two fundamental issues at EU level. Figures as the 35,000 excess deaths attributed to the last heat wave in the continent in 2003, or 10% of the world’s energy being used just for heating of buildings support European citizen’s concerns and new EU legislation. New national and communitarian stringent directives, together with the economic slump of the construction sector (showing two digit shrinkage rates) have set extremely high challenges to the already weakened companies in the construction sector, especially the SMEs. A market need and a new opportunity for them is researching competitive solutions for thermal and acoustic insulation of light-weighted constructions, a broadly recognized market driver for the next decade.
The proposed project aims to bring a new product to the building market – StorePET – a new inexpensive thermally enhanced and “ready to use” fiber insulation PCM-based composite, that combines on a single product 3 major skills: thermal insulation abilities to block heat transfer into or out of the buildings, outstanding airborne sound control proficiency and now also thermal storage capacities. The versatility of the concept will make it adaptable for heating and cooling purposes, enabling this product to address different climate patterns and geographical markets just by tailoring its relative composition, dimensions and installation layout.
The participation of Construction Associations, having the ability to broadly disseminate the results throughout their members, will enable a large amount of SMEs to benefit both directly via manufacturing of knowledge-based materials and indirectly via a reactivated economy creating new business to installation and construction SMEs. It has been estimated that this will produce new streams of revenue worth € 170 million in the materials and installation sectors supporting more than 4000 employments, and energy savings worth above € 300 million.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

SLOVENSKI GRADBENI GROZD, GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE
Address
Vase 41A
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 642 337
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Gumilar (Mr.)

Participants (10)

TECNIBERIA, ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE EMPRESAS DE INGENIERIA, CONSULTORIA Y SERVICIOS TECNOLOGICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 307 505,23
Address
Calle Montalban 3, 5Dr
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
ángel Zarabozo Galán (Dr.)
TEXCLUBTEC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 596,50
Address
Viale Sarca 223
20126 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aldo Tempesti (Mr.)
DUNDER UDRUZENJE GRADANA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 98 341,50
Address
Rajiceva 30 A Nis Mediana
18000 Nis
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Biljana Avramović (Ms.)
ECOTERRA DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 259,10
Address
Calle Arana 15 3 B
01002 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Hortiguela (Dr.)
CONSTRUCCIONES GARCIA RAMA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 192 586,50
Address
Calle Ramon Areces 20 Bajo
33211 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susana Garcia Rama (Mrs.)
DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 193 927,75
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulr 2650
4470 605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raquel Vieira (Ms.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 996
Address
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 10 725
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes
3030-199 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
João Paulo Mouta Dias (Mr.)
CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 5 220
Address
Piazza Sant Anna 2
21052 Busto Arsizio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Pianezza (Dr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 400
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)