Sustainable Manufacturing of Low Carbon Vertical Farms from Bioresin for a Circular Bioeconomy

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The future built environment will need to be low carbon to comply with expected legislation and customer requirements. Additionally, agrifood wastes, such as brewery/distillery grain and waste from hemp production, have the potential for higher-value applications. This project seeks to establish the feasibility of using proven bioresin from agrifood waste processing to create novel building products for use in the construction of vertical farm towers. Novel bio-based materials have potential to reduce embodied carbon in construction and offer potential to explore new design concepts not feasible with high-carbon building materials. Additionally, the biomaterials' production method has the potential for local, distributed production that could further reduce supply chain carbon emissions. By sourcing and testing local wastes, bio resin will be used to create building material samples. These samples will enable new farm design concepts The future built environment will need to be low carbon to comply with expected legislation and customer requirements. Additionally, agrifood wastes, such as brewery/distillery grain and waste from hemp production, have the potential for higher-value applications. This project seeks to establish the feasibility of using proven bioresin from agrifood waste processing to create novel building products for use in the construction of vertical farm towers. Novel bio-based materials have potential to reduce embodied carbon in construction and offer potential to explore new design concepts not feasible with high-carbon building materials. Additionally, the biomaterials' production method has the potential for local, distributed production that could further reduce supply chain carbon emissions. By sourcing and testing local wastes, bio resin will be used to create building material samples. These samples will enable new farm design concepts to be developed. Both the materials and the designs will be evaluated for environmental impact.

StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/2331/07/24

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