BIO insulation materials for Enhancing the Energy performance of Buildings (BIO4EEB)
Call for proposals: HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01
Type of action: HORIZON Innovation Actions
Granting authority: European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Project No.: 101091967
Start/End: 1 January 2023/31 December 2026
EU contribution: 6 584 313.50 Eur, total budget 8 829 675.00 Eur
Coordinator: LENZE-LUIG 3-L-PLAN GBR, Germany
Partners: FOCCHI SPA, Italy; AIMPLAS – ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS, Spain; BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION, France; EUROPEAN BUILDERS CONFEDERATION, Belgium; ABUD MERNOKIRODA KFT; Hungary; INDRESMAT BV, Netherlands; R2M SOLUTION, France; R2M SOLUTION SRL, Italy; SOLINTEL M & P SL, Spain; PERSPEKTYVINIU TECHNOLOGIJU TAIKOMUJU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS, Lithyania; STARCELL S.P.A., Italy; K STU-K ASCzechia; CEU GMBH, Austria; SOPHIA HIGH TECH SRL, Italy; TANDEM DESARROLLOS SINGULARES SL, Spain; CAMARA REGIONAL DE LA CONSTRUCCIONDE SANTANDER, Colombia.
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Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. Deep Renovation of existing old buildings has the potential to lead to significant energy savings and a tremendous carbon footprint shrinkage. The currentEU climate targets open an ample opportunity for exponential growth in the building thermal insulation materials market owing to the increasing number of new residential buildings and current deep renovation needs. The target is to support residential buildings construction performance extraordinary at all three hierarchical levels of construction parts simultaneously (building, component, material) by creating an amplified environmental impact and reducing additionally VOC emissions. BIO4EEB will apply non-hazardous bio-based material as e.g., Posidonia and various bio-based foams to develop and to proof the marketability of smart components for external and internal use as material application, pre-fab panels or windows. The efficiency and effectiveness is quite important to match with market demands and establish a unique selling proposition including a seven years RoI! BIO4EEB will close the increasing gap of insulation material shortage caused by the regular growing demand and the mismatch caused by lacking production potential and the outcome of the current energy crisis by boosting the use of available bio-based qualified materials as alternative solutions. The objective is to substitute using fossil resources for components and replace them at a comparable price value positioning. New business models utilizing the complete economic value chain open the market for bio-based BIO4EEB solutions and products uplifting the generic bio-based material use and qualifying their application at a circular economy approach for creating a much greener EU building and construction industry real estate stock.