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Waste materials to be tested as viable options for insulating buildings

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The University of Bath is testing a number of waste materials to assess their thermal performance as potential materials for insulating buildings.


This collaborative project between the University of Bath, University of Brighton, UniLaSalle in Rouen (France) and five other academic and non-academic partners, designed and led by Nomadeis, and funded under the Interreg VA France (Channel) England programme, is investigating the performance of a range of waste materials and bio-based co-products as alternative building insulation materials. Three different materials are being evaluated – wheat straw bales, rapeseed stalks (processed into bio-composite), and recycled duvets.


The research team at the University of Bath is testing and comparing the thermal performance of each of the insulation materials (...)


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