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The BIOCEM project: The industrial valorization of a patent through the “Proof of concept” program

TitleThe BIOCEM project: The industrial valorization of a patent through the “Proof of concept” program
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCardinale, T., Sposato C., Alba M.B., Feo A., Leter Giorgio, and de Fazio P.
JournalInternational Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics

The aim of BIO-CEM project is focused to test an innovative patented concrete aeration system in scale-up pre-industial production of aerated autoclaved concrete blocks. The aeration system refers to the Bio-Aerated Autoclavated Concrete (BAAC) international patent n°102017000101039 - WO/2019/049005, developed by the ENEA researchers. This activity research is included in the “Proof of Concept Program” granted by ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) in 2018, aiming to reduce the gap between research results and industrial application. The targets of BAAC innovation are addressed to energy saving, CO2 reduction and environmental sustainability, obtained also by complete recycling of waste materials. In this regard, preliminary experiments were conducted in laboratory to test different types of mix design for the optimization of quality parameters such as: mechanical strength, thermal insulation and environmental impact. These tests are the first step of the industrial scale up, made in partnership with EKORU srl that has contributed with its own expertise and industrial plant facility. © 2020 WITPress. All rights reserved.


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