Description du projet En
The construction sector, through its various components and activities, is today one of the main sectors that emit CO2. Building materials have their share of responsibility in the impact of the sector.
Insulating materials, for example, are mainly made from non-renewable raw materials of mineral or petroleum origin, the extraction and processing of which generate significant environmental impacts, especially in terms of emissions and consumption of greenhouse effect gases.
But the physical characteristics of certain agricultural wastes, such as corn and sunflower stalks, give them a very convenient and desired performance in terms of thermal insulation and water regulation for the formulation of building materials. In addition, these biologically based raw materials have many environmental benefits: they are renewable, local, and constitute carbon sinks.
Main expected results
Cross-border cooperation has made it possible to form a consortium of laboratories and companies with complementary competencies in order to achieve the following results: