BIO4EEB is a project co-funded by the European Commission that aims to accelerate the development of bio-based insulation materials which comply with the most stringent industry standards.

BIO4EEB Methodology

In BIO4EEB a portfolio of bio-based insulation solutions will be developed:

  • Posidonia panels and fibres
  • Complex polyelectrolytes
  • PLA and bio-polyurethane
  • Bio-based windows
  • Pre-fabricated façade elements

Progress beyond state of the art

Traditional renovation
BIO4EEB module – off-site

Market context

The current EU climate targets open an ample opportunity for exponential growth in the building thermal insulation materials market owing to the increasing number of new residential buildings and current deep renovation needs. The European building insulation market is forecasted to register a growth rate of over 3% in terms of revenue during the estimated period of 2021 to 2028. One of the important changes that will be necessary for this industry with regards to the emissions reductions and the current energy crisis will be the wider application of bio-based insulation. New business models would open the market for bio-based BIO4EEB solutions and products creating a much greener EU building and construction industry.

Expected impacts

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. Renovation of existing old buildings has the potential to lead to significant energy savings as well as reducing the carbon footprint.

The newly developed bio-based materials are expected to deliver:

Less embodied energy and CO2 at component level
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Reduction in total costs compared to existing solutions
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Improvement of insulation properties
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Reduction of the energy consumption over the buildings life cycle
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