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BRIMEE: Cost-effective and sustainable Bio-Renewable Indoor Materials with high potential for customisation and creative design in Energy Efficient buildings.

Duration: From 2013-07-01 to 2017-06-30,

Total cost: EUR 5 747 458,50

EU contribution: EUR 4 000 000

Objective: "The challenge of today lies in the accomplishment of sustainable and low-energy buildings, which can combine at the same time the thermal insulation properties with healthy, comfortable, accessible and safe indoor environment. Reduction of the energy demand through the use of insulating materials still remains a challenge for European architects and building designers as well as materials producers. Beside good and consistent thermal and acoustic performance overtime, a good and marketable insulation material should in fact be self-extinguishing, not degradable, unshrinkable or non-settling, safe during handling and installation, low cost and should not pollute the indoor building environment, while having a low embodied energy, proven through LCA assessment. The main aim of the BRIMEE project is therefore to combine the development of better performing insulation materials for improving buildings energy performance and having as final overall objective a significant reduction of buildings operational energy, in combination with the capability not to emit harmful substances and to act as an absorber for indoor pollutants. Our innovation is based on a Nano-Cristalline Cellulose (NCC) based foam, strengthened with Natural derived resin (furan), providing self extinguishing features. An enzimatic approach and protein fusion to the Cellulose basis is exploited to confer to the material additional functionalities from the bulk, such as fragrance release, water repellence or anti-bacteria. Thanks to an advanced processing, the NCC material can be profitably extracted from the waste streams of the pulp and paper industry. Although the BRIMEE product family is applicable for the envelope and interior partitions of both new and existing buildings, most of the impact and the largest market is represented by buildings built before 1975 and requiring retrofitting. This is the initial market to be penetrated in line with EU priorities and recent action plans and directives."

Participants

DRAGADOS SA

Spain

EU contribution: EUR 281 000

AVENIDA DEL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO 50

28050 MADRID

Spain

Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Administrative contact: Agustin Carnero Prieto

Tel.: +34 91 703 8469

Fax: +34 91 703 8625

E-mail

BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO

Poland

EU contribution: EUR 360 800

ULICA SIENKIEWICZA 5

95050 KONSTANTYNOW LODZKI

Poland

Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Administrative contact: Giovanni Cassera

Tel.: +48 422110694

Fax: +48422110694

E-mail

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 248 750

BUCKNALLS LANE

WD25 9XX WATFORD

United Kingdom

Activity type: Research Organisations

Administrative contact: Janet Brodie

Tel.: +44

Project completion date : 2017-06-30 12:00:00

Major organization : D~APPOLONIA SPA

Address : Via San Nazaro, 19 Genova

Country :Italy

Url : http://www.dappolonia.it

Financier : EUROPEAN UNION (EU),

Financier address : European Union (EU)

Rue de la Loi 200/Wetstraat 200,

B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussels,

Belgium

Tel: 32-2-2999696, 2993085

Fax: 32-2-2961749

Url: ec.europa.eu/

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