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Gramitherm

A bio-based insulation batt made from grass, for positive impact and high energy efficiency in buildings

September 2019
August 2022
Gallery Gramitherm 1
Gallery Gramitherm 1
01.

Identification

Gramitherm is a bio-based insulation batt, with a negative carbon footprint ( capturing 1.5kg of CO2eq per kg of product), made from an abundant raw material: grass. Energy efficiency of buildings is one of the main targets to make the world carbon neutral as soon as possible. We aim at delivering a solution to this problem by providing an insulating material at least as good as any other solution on the market for its insulating properties, but whose environmental impact is unrivalled. Indeed our primary component is grass, an element naturally abundant all over the world, with a short reconstitution cycle time. Furthermore, our product has an estimated lifetime of at least 50 years, and it is easily and fully recyclable afterward.( it’s mainly grass after all ! - the product has over 90% of natural fibres right now, and we expect to be 100% natural by the end of 2024).

Label Date August 2022
From Belgium
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, Visibility, Partners

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Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
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The environmental benefits

  • 1kg of Gramitherm® absorbs 1,5 kg of CO2 equivalent
  • Solution: - 1.5 kg C02eq/kg vs Glass wool 1 kg C02eq/kg
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The Financial benefits

  • Longer lifetime efficiency (50y vs 35y), which gives a TCO more than halved for the solution
  • Solution allows collecting cut off panels from work place and buying them to end customer (up to 4eur/m³), instead of paying for disposal of waste on works place (up to 30 eur/m³)
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Implementation Stories

Gramitherm by Gramitherm Europe SA
Implemented by City of Charleroi in Couillet (France) in 2021

The Department of Public Equipment of Charleroi’s city, used the Solution as part of the renovation of the Couillet’s high school. The aim of the renovation of Couillet’s school was to drastically reduce the energy consumption of the school well balanced with the environmental impact. To that aim, 120, 160 and 240 mm thickness Gramitherm® panels covering 1,260 m2 of facade walls were installed, covered with wood and brick siding.

Result

Contributes to reduce by 55% the annual energy consumption of gas and by 23% of electricity for this school, and trapped 15 tons of co2eq

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Company Profile

Gramitherm Europe SA

Gramitherm is an insulation batt made from natural grass and with a negative carbon footprint.

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Headquarters 5060 Sambreville, Belgium
07.

Networking Partner

CleantechAlps

As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.

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