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Cost-effective and sustainable Bio-Renewable Indoor Materials with high potential for customisation and creative design in Energy Efficient buildings

Objective

The challenge of today lies in the accomplishment of sustainable and low-energy buildings, which can combine at the same time the thermal insulation properties with healthy, comfortable, accessible and safe indoor environment. Reduction of the energy demand through the use of insulating materials still remains a challenge for European architects and building designers as well as materials producers. Beside good and consistent thermal and acoustic performance overtime, a good and marketable insulation material should in fact be self-extinguishing, not degradable, unshrinkable or non-settling, safe during handling and installation, low cost and should not pollute the indoor building environment, while having a low embodied energy, proven through LCA assessment. The main aim of the BRIMEE project is therefore to combine the development of better performing insulation materials for improving buildings energy performance and having as final overall objective a significant reduction of buildings operational energy, in combination with the capability not to emit harmful substances and to act as an absorber for indoor pollutants. Our innovation is based on a Nano-Cristalline Cellulose (NCC) based foam, strengthened with Natural derived resin (furan), providing self extinguishing features. An enzimatic approach and protein fusion to the Cellulose basis is exploited to confer to the material additional functionalities from the bulk, such as fragrance release, water repellence or anti-bacteria. Thanks to an advanced processing, the NCC material can be profitably extracted from the waste streams of the pulp and paper industry. Although the BRIMEE product family is applicable for the envelope and interior partitions of both new and existing buildings, most of the impact and the largest market is represented by buildings built before 1975 and requiring retrofitting. This is the initial market to be penetrated in line with EU priorities and recent action plans and directives.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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RINA CONSULTING SPA
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Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 544 880
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Mrs.)

Participants (14)

DRAGADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Avenida Del Camino De Santiago 50
28050 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agustin Carnero Prieto (Mr.)
BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 430 668
Address
Ulica Sienkiewicza 5
95050 Konstantynow Lodzki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Cassera (Mr.)
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 750
Address
Bucknalls Lane Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Janet Brodie (Mrs.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 800
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Mrs.)
MELODEA LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 415 200
Address
The Faculty Of Agriculture Of The
76100 Rehovot
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yoram Shkedi (Mr.)
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
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€ 132 648
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Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
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Research Organisations
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Neža šolinc (Ms.)
PROIGMENES EREVNITIKES & DIAHIRISTIKES EFARMOGES
Greece
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€ 229 200
Address
Dim. Glinou 7
14122 Irakleio
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aggeliki Antonopoulou (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 358 662
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 364 400
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Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Turner (Ms.)
BRZOZOWSKI GRABOWIECKI ARCHITEKCI SP. Z O. O.
Poland
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€ 56 200
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Cicha 1/14
00-353 Warszawa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Jan Belina-Brzozowski (Mr.)
SILCART SPA
Italy
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€ 425 600
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Via Spercenigo 5
31030 Carbonera
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Marianna Marini (Mrs.)
FENIX TNT SRO
Czechia
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€ 223 832
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Dusikova 906/33
638 00 Brno
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Barbara Klapacova (Mrs.)
ICPE SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 133 200
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Splaiul Unirii 313 Sector 3
030138 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Anghelita (Dr.)
STOWARZYSZENIE ARCHITEKTOW POLSKICH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 41 460
Address
Ul Foksal 2
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Agata Koton (Mrs.)