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Eco-innovative building products for sustainable construction

Project description

Next-generation building materials

The use of building materials in the EU accounts for nearly 50 % of Europe’s extracted materials, 50 % of its energy consumption, one third of its water consumption and one third of all waste generation. There is, therefore, huge potential in this field for cost-effective emission reduction and a significant reduction in energy demand. The EU-funded RE_CREATE project aims to develop the next generation of composite building products that are made of 100 % natural elements, helping to maintain a circular economy. The project will work towards mass production of building bricks, wall tiles and 3D modular structures.


As the EU pushes forward to significantly reduce both its energy consumption and carbon footprint, green construction has become a top priority. Today construction and the use of building materials in the EU account for nearly 50% of Europe’s extracted materials, 50% of its energy consumption, one-third of its water consumption, and one-third of all waste generation. A dramatic change in the construction industry represents the largest potential for cost-effective emission reduction and a significant reduction in energy demand. There are also many other potential benefits from green construction, such as improved air quality, and increased thermal comfort. RE-CREATE is developing the next-generation of innovation in composite building products, made from 100% natural elements and maintaining a circular economy at all of the stages of the product life cycle. RE-CREATE is scientifically designed for mass production of building bricks, wall tiles, and 3D modular structures. CRIATERRA will introduce RE-CREATE as a very cost-effective construction material to improve energy efficiency and comfort in dwellings, while outperforming conventional materials. By our unique value proposition of materials that are structurally strong, deeply sustainable (100% natural made), exceptionally thermal resistant (6 times more than concrete) and have the bending strength of concrete, RE-CREATE will enable wide adoption of green materials. RE-CREATE is made up from 70% recycled ingredients, and the end products are 100% recyclable themselves and 100% perishable-in-nature. Our manufacturing technology drastically reduces GHG emissions (97% less than concrete), and consumes 90% less energy than ceramics. CRIATERRA aims to revolutionize construction materials just like bio-plastics are transforming the plastic industry. This is what differentiates our offer: our unique combination of sustainability, strength and affordability, enabling a circular economy in the building industry.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
5885617 HOLON

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00