Grow2Build is a project of transnational cooperation funded by Feder and Wallonia (2013-2015).
Grow2Build works on the transition of the North West European economy from an oil based economy towards a biobased economy.
The project focuses specificly on hemp and flax based building materials: Grow2Build wants to tackle the remaining bottlenecks through the whole product chain (production and supply) of hemp and flax based biobuilding materials as well as in the marketing of those products.
Focus is put on hemp and flax, as the NWE region is particularly suitable for cultivation of these crops compared to other European regions ánd these crops can fit perfectly in a sustainable primary production system.
The main topics within the project are :
1) facilitating the interregional and transnational product chain development regarding hemp and flax based biomaterials, through informing all relevant stakeholders and collaborating with them;
2) improvement of the quality of the resources through the optimisation of cultivation and processing techniques;
3) improvement of the performances of hemp and flax based biobuilding materials through product innovation;
4) development of the demand through information, sensibilisation and guidance.
Other project partners :
BE: Inagro, Zonnewindt, Materia Nova asbl, VIBE vzw
NL: DLO, DLV Plant BV
UK: Brunel University, Quest Fibers Ltd
DE: Institut für Textiltechnik RWTH Aachen
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