A composite is a material composed of two or more materials, which have stronger properties when combined than individually. Biocomposites are entirely made from biological ingredients, for example flax fibres, cork, corn and soybeans.
Materials that combine properties can be eco-friendly alternatives to traditional building materials such as fibreglass and aluminum.
The Innovation Unity, GXN have previously used biocomposites in the realization of new products for the construction industry. It is this experience which will be further developed in BioBuild, and will ensure that materials meet the requirements of the construction industry today and tomorrow.
The project is supported by the EU with 37.5 million dollars and is composed of 15 companies.