Project: Bio-Based Phase Change Materials in Lignocellulose Matrix for Energy Store in Building

Acronym BIO-NRG-STORE (Reference Number: 100981)
Duration 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2023
Project Topic Energy consumption in residential buildings is one of the biggest energy-demanding sector and recent studies report that 40% of the energy generated in the EU is consumed in buildings. Thermal-powered storage technologies have the potential to offer a flexible and reliable way to store heat by means of renewable, bio-based phase change materials (BPCM) encapsulated into lignocellulose matrix. The project objective is to develop and validate insulation materials based on incorporated BPCM into lignocellulose fibers, charcoal, veneer and solid wood and aiming at increasing heat storage and conduction while retaining strength and improving thermal insulation properties and biological durability of the initial materials. Specific aim of the project is to use lignocellulose micro/macro structure (e.g. wood cell wall and lumen) as low-cost porous structures (storage cell) for encapsulation of BPCM for use in "green" building products for energy saving.
Network EN SGplusRegSys
Call Joint Call 2019 on Energy Storage Solutions (MICall19)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Karadeniz Technical University Coordinator Turkey
2 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Coordinator Sweden
3 Institute of Bioeconomy Partner Italy
4 Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Partner Austria
5 Rundvirke Poles AB Partner Sweden
6 iCell (RS EcoSaver AB) Partner Sweden
7 Dipl.Ing. Markus Rettenbacher Observer Austria