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Development and Demonstration of Highly Insulating, Construction Materials from Bio-derived Aggregates

Objective

The ISOBIO project will develop a new approach to insulating materials through the novel combination of existing bio-derived aggregates with low embodied carbon with innovative binders to produce durable composite construction materials. These novel composites will target 50% lower embodied energy and carbon than traditional oil based insulation panels, and will increase thermal insulation compared with traditional systems by at least 20%. By using bio-based materials, using vertical integration from raw material production through to finished systems, the ISOBIO project aims to reduce costs by at least 15% over traditional systems. The use of bio-based materials ensures that whole life energy use is reduced through taking advantage of the photosynthesis of atmospheric carbon which is sequestered in the fabric of the building for its lifetime. The ISOBIO materials take advantage of the natural moisture sorption/desorption characteristics of bio-based materials, which is known to passively manage the indoor environment resulting in greatly improved indoor air and environmental quality, whilst at the same time reducing the demand for air conditioning.

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2014
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Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 960 402,47

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 248 750
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
EU contribution
€ 919 659,50
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAVAC BIOMATERIAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 490 704,25
Address
Boulevard Reaumur 12
85000 La Roche Sur Yon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PETER BREIDENBACH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 138
Address
Nettetaler Strasse 113
41751 Viersen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 237 458
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 497 000
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRAMIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
1 Marylebone High Street
W1U 4LZ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MODCELL LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 467,78
Address
Sevier Street 101 The Proving House
BS2 9LB Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 300 375
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BCB SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 216 038
Address
Rue Du Choumois Zac De Valentin
25870 Chatillon Le Duc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STYLE OLIVER

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Carrer Llul 149 4 1 Poblenou
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROGETIC PROJECTES SOSTENIBLES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 235 134
Address
Carrer Ramon Turro 100-104, 3-3
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)