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

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.
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TWI LIMITED

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United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 960 402,47

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 248 750

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

France

EU Contribution

€ 919 659,50

CAVAC BIOMATERIAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 490 704,25

CLAYTEC EK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 176 138

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 237 458

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR SKOG OG LANDSKAP

Norway

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 497 000

STRAMIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

MODCELL LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 48 467,78

GREENOVATE ! EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 300 375

BCB SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 216 038

STYLE OLIVER

Spain

PROGETIC PROJECTES SOSTENIBLES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 235 134

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636835

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 286 320,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 470 127

Coordinated by:

TWI LIMITED

United Kingdom

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