Kasper Guldager Jensen, Morten Norman Lund, Myles Mccaulay, James Zhang
NetComposites Ltd, Acciona Infraestructuras S.A.,
TransFurans Chemicals BVBA, Arup GmbH,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Amorim Cork Composites SA,
Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH,
voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNO,
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, SHR B.V,
Exel Composites Ltd, Fiber-Tech Products GmbH, Solutions2UK
Showcasing BioBuild at EcoBuild 2015 London
Ecobuild is a sustainable design, construction, and energy event for new build, refurbishment, commercial, and domestic buildings. GXN had the pleasure to travel to London to showcase our latest development, BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites.
A New Material is in Town
The BioBuild project explores the possibility of introducing biocomposites as the basis of conventional building elements. This project hopes to lead to a widespread implementation of this sustainable product, which is comparable to contemporary building materials in terms of economy, strength, and quality.
At the Exhibition
Four biocomposite structures were on display at EcoBuild; a building facade, supporting structure, and an internal partition system. The biocomposite structures were part of a series of case studies for BioBuild that investigated the implementation of biocomposites in conventional building elements.
Ultimately, Biocomposite is an advancement towards a healthier future by reducing at least 50% of the embodied energies from material production at no increase in cost, and no compromise in material strength.