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BIOBUILD Kick-Off Meeting

January 17 - January 19

BIOBUILD is a new EU-funded project recently launched with a budget of €4.6 million to develop innovative strategies towards fully bio-based building materials with thermal energy storage function. BIOBUILD will have a significant impact on the construction industry as it seeks to replace fossil-based materials with bio-composites and reduce energy consumption in buildings.

The kick-off meeting for the BIOBUILD project took place from the 17th to 19th January in Uppsala, Sweden at the coordinator’s headquarters, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The project is coordinated by the Division of Wood Science and Technology, the Department of Biomaterials and Technology at SLU.

Currently, buildings in Europe account for 40% of energy use and about 95% of the binders used in wood-fiber composites are fossil-derived. Non-biobased materials (e.g. bricks, concrete, plastic, gypsum, glass and rock wool) have high environmental footprints, limited recycling possibilities and should be replaced with bio-based, sustainable materials.

BIOBUILD, funded by the Horizon Europe programme (under the REA – European Research Executive Agency), will focus on the use of bio-composites to develop non-toxic and zero-pollution building materials with an energy storage functionality. It will incorporate bio-based phase change materials (bioPCM) into solid wood and fibers bound by plant oil resins, lignin, or fungal mycelium. The products will be fully recyclable and sustainable without toxic compounds.

Details

Start:
January 17
End:
January 19

Organizer

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Phone
+46-18-67 10 00
Email
servicecenter@slu.se
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Venue

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Lennart Hjelms väg 8
Uppsala, 756 51 Sweden
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