Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.
The event was organised by the Horizon 2020 project ISOBIO, which hopes its innovations will be a game changer for bio-based construction.
Post date: 21 feb 2019
The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.
Post date: 5 apr 2017
On the way to demonstrating the benefits of bio-based materials for the construction sector
ISOBIO aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders, and to scale them for mainstream adoption by the building and construction industry. The focus is now on the challenging demonstration phase.
Post date: 24 mrt 2017
Beyond research, towards the market
ISOBIO is emerging from the research phase and taking its first steps towards its target market. Bringing innovation and research outcomes to the attention of experts and stakeholders is essential to tackling some of the possible challenges in the industrialisation phase.
Post date: 21 okt 2016
Back to basics - Setting the path towards making bio-based materials mainstream: opportunities offered by nature are facing cultural, technical and market challenges
The University of Rennes hosted the first regional stakeholder workshop for the ISOBIO project on 4 February 2016. It brought together academia and research stakeholders to tackle the main challenges of the project’s objectives and to explore opportunities offered by bio-based construction materials.
Post date: 24 feb 2016