Final Event

02/09/2015: Innovation tour and seminar (Namur - Belgium)

Since the EU Interreg IVb project 'Grow2Build' enters its final stage, a final event has been hosted September 2nd 2015 in Namur (B). Around 50 participants from 6 European countries (even from Sweden) joined this final event in Namur. Among them many SME's, as well as representatives of research organizations, education and policy.

The partners organised a combination of innovation tour and a seminar. In the morning IsoHemp and ChanvrEco - two innovative producers of hemp and flax based building materials – have been visited by bus. After lunch a selection of the results and the achievements of the Grow2build project has been presented at Mundo Namur.
Topics discussed were improvement of fire behaviour of hempcrete blocks, results of a desk study on health and comfort issues related to the use of biobased building materials, bio-polyester as a matrix for bio-composites, results of a pilot on bio coating – based on linseed oil – for wood, (policy) recommendations for stimulating biobased building materials.
Afterwards a drink has been served and networking opportunity was offered: many participants used this informal gathering.

Presentations are available as well:

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