The Bio-based Energy-efficient materials and Structures for Tomorrow (BEST) project focuses on the potential of bio-based composites to create innovative materials characterised by both energy efficiency and structural performance. Starting March 2023, this project has received funding from the Horizon Europe – Research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 101086440.
The construction sector is highly energy-intensive and resource-demanding, thus contributing significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. Making this sector more environmentally friendly is a key challenge for policymakers, companies, and scientists. The BEST project focuses on using bio-based composites to create energy-efficient and structurally durable materials. The project will explore bio-based materials like plant fibers, agricultural waste aggregates, self-healing agents for concrete, and organic waste-derived cementitious materials. The project employs both experimental and theoretical approaches to advance knowledge and facilitate practical implementation.
Our project is organized in 8 workpackages. Check out our main goals and get to know who leads each workpackage in this multidisciplinary research!
The BESTconsortium consists of 11 international members including universitites and industrial partners.