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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608910

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 716 793,36

  • EU contribution

    € 4 000 000

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

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.

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Address

Via San Nazaro 19
16145 Genova

Italy

Activity type

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

BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 430 668

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 248 750

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 800

MELODEA LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 415 200

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 132 648

PROIGMENES EREVNITIKES & DIAHIRISTIKES EFARMOGES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 229 200

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 358 662

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 364 400

BRZOZOWSKI GRABOWIECKI ARCHITEKCI SP. Z O. O.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 56 200

SILCART SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 425 600

FENIX TNT SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 223 832

ICPE SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 133 200

STOWARZYSZENIE ARCHITEKTOW POLSKICH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 41 460

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608910

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 716 793,36

  • EU contribution

    € 4 000 000

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

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