Bio-based circular materials. Innovative packaging and construction products

  • Antonella Violano ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)
  • Monica Cannaviello ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)
  • Salvatore Del Prete Service Biotech Srl
Keywords: circular economy, energy transition, bioplastics, bio-based material, grown material

Abstract

The European Green Deal and the European Climate Law of the European Parliament are the socio-political context in which the construction industry has to engage in order to reduce upfront carbon. This focus puts the role of building materials in a new perspective. By focusing on the development of innovative solutions that specifically address biotic and bio-based materials, the Cradle-to-Cradle approach values biobased materials and gives them a key role in the transition to the circular economy. The paper presents an innovative material, the complex outcome of two different research projects conducted by the ZEBtwdZEEB Group of the ‘L. Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in collaboration with the innovative start-up Service Biotech Srl, winner of the BioInItaly Investment Forum 2021 & Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative for the Circular Bioeconomy sector.

Author Biographies

Antonella Violano, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)

Architect and PhD, She is an Associate Professor of Technology of Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, and carries out research in the field of technological innovation for the built environment, with a specific focus on eco-friendly and bio-based materials, on sustainable and energy-efficient technological design.
E-mail: antonella.violano@unicampania.it

Monica Cannaviello, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)

Architect and PhD Europeus, She is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. She carries out research activities mainly in the field of sustainable and energy-efficient technological design.
E-mail: monica.cannaviello@unicampania.it

Salvatore Del Prete, Service Biotech Srl

Biotechnologist, Managing Director of Service Biotech Srl, carries out research on the morphological study of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell surface structures and organelles (pathogenic and non-pathogenic) and on the biochemistry of the precorneal film and the structure, morphology and function of microvilli, using SEM/TEM microscopes.
E-mail: info@servicebiotech.com

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BBbT: understanding the biotic phenomenon (credit: A. Violano and S. Del Prete, 2020). AGATHÓN 09 | 2021
Published
2021-06-22
How to Cite
Violano, A., Cannaviello, M. and Del Prete, S. (2021) “Bio-based circular materials. Innovative packaging and construction products”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 9(online), pp. 244-253. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/9242021.
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Design | Research & Experimentation
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