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Aerogel-Based Composite/Hybrid Nanomaterials for Cost-Effective Building Super-Insulation Systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 260141

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    16 June 2011

  • End date

    15 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 304 124,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

Objective

In the context of global climate control policies, improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings represents a great challenge, worldwide as well as at the European level. Reducing the energy consumption of buildings is nowadays preferably achieved by increasing the thermal resistance of the insulation layer in the building envelope. The AEROCOINs project will make a significant contribution to the future reduction of energy consumption by decreasing heating and cooling demands of existing-buildings. A clever combination of sol-gel science and nanotechnology can greatly advance design and development of novel superinsulating aerogels. The AEROCOINs project proposes to create a new class of mechanically strong superinsulating aerogel composite/hybrid materials by overcoming the two major obstacles which have endured for so long and have prevented a more wide-spread use of silica-based aerogel insulation components in the building industry: i) strengthening of silica aerogels by cross-linking with cellulosic polymers or the incorporation of cellulose-based nanofibres and ii) lowering the production cost of monolithic plates or boards of composite/hybrid aerogel materials via ambient drying and continuous production technology. Acting on these two incentives, new superinsulating aerogel-based monolithic materials with improved thermo-mechanical properties will be synthesized at the laboratory scale, developed further to the pilot scale under the shape of superinsulating panels, integrated in well-suited envelope components which will then be used for energy and ageing evaluation purposes via the integration of the aerogel-based components in a demonstration wall. In addition, a complete LCA study of the component will be realized and a fabrication concept for cost effective mass production (based on a continuous elaboration process) will be laid out for further pre-industrial development

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 556 315

Administrative Contact

María Moragues (Dr.)

Participants (9)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 466 627

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 547 580

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 209 629

POLITECHNIKA LODZKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 102 400

BAYERISCHES ZENTRUM FUR ANGEWANDTEENERGIEFORSCHUNG ZAE EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 296 150

PRODUITS CHIMIQUES AUXILIAIRES ET DE SYNTHESE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 514

SEPAREX SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 299 585

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 261 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 260141

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    16 June 2011

  • End date

    15 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 304 124,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain