Thermal Solutions for Green Buildings

Initial findings presented at BIOBUILD Consortium Meeting in Antwerp

The University of Antwerp recently hosted the first consortium meeting for the BIOBUILD project following the launch of the project.

First trials begin: BioPCM Parquet Production in the BIOBUILD Project

As an industrial partner in the BIOBUILD project, Pervanovo Invest plays a crucial role in producing flooring of PCM-treated wood for the showcase houses.

From Forests to Infrastructure: Exploring Lignin as a promising renewable resource for bio-based products

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BIOBUILD aims to reduce up to 20% of energy demand in buildings. The project develops thermal solutions for energy efficiency in buildings using fully bio-based building materials. These novel materials are fully recycable and sustainable, driving a rapid transition towards decarbonisation across major industrial sectors.

Eco-friendly Materials

Replacing high environmental footprint materials with novel bio-based materials

Production Processes

Impregnation, ThermoVuoto, the Microwave Approach and Bio-Binders


Showcasing wood building prototypes
in Spain and Sweden


Enhancing and upscaling the technology for bioPCM impregnation

Expected Outcomes

Environmental sustainability and LCA methodologies for bio-based building materials


A greener construction industry, economic growth and social progress


The impact of fossil fuels on energy consumption in buildings highlights the urgency to transition to renewable energy sources and sustainable construction practices. In the EU, buildings account for 40% of energy use, 36% of greenhouse emissions and about 95% of the binders used in wood-fibre composites are fossil derived. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas have traditionally been the primary sources of energy for heating, cooling and electricity generation in buildings. Non-biobased materials such as bricks, concrete, plastic and glass have high environmental footprints and limited recycling possibilities. Their widespread use contributes significantly to overall energy consumption.


BIOBUILD is paving the way towards green buildings with improved thermal performance. The project focuses on bio-composites as environmentally friendly building materials with additional functionalities for energy storage. This innovative approach will integrate Phase Change Material (bioPCMs) into solid wood and fibers bound together by plant oil resins, lignin and fungal mycelium. The BIOBUILD project will design and showcase protype wooden houses with innovative wallboards and parquet in Sweden and Spain. It will additionally evaluate energy saving performance and recyclability options.


BIOBUILD will have positive environmental and socio-economic impacts by strengthening and expanding the bio-based economy.

BIOBUILD is expected to have:

  • Improved thermal comfort of occupants and 20% reduction of energy demand
  • Increased use of formaldehyde-free binders and reduced VOCs
  • Wider use of bio-based materials and wood-based products in buildings
  • Decreased use and dependance on fossil-based products in construction
  • Reduced environmental footprint and maximised resource efficiency in the construction industry

Start date

January 2024


4.9 Million


48 Months