The paper describes some studies conducted by the
author, about low impact materials and, particularly, on alternative uses of biomass
materials for building materials.Italy needs to develop renewable energy sources
and agriculture offers many opportunities: biomass, vegetable residues for livestock
breeding, food industry waste, organic waste, solid biofuels, biogas, and biofuels, will be the new renewable energy sources. Researches for promoting
sustainable development, including chemistry field are increasing interest in
the exploitation of vegetal biomass, in particular waste as a raw material for
production of bio-products and biofuels. Not always, however, the use of waste
materials such as biomass is the most appropriate, or in any case, the one with
less energy expenditure. As ever more evident, in fact, the construction sector
is approaching the possibility of using these materials for other purposes,
combining the demands of saving natural resources, the need for energy efficiency
in buildings and production processes.
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F. Giglio, "The Use of Materials from Biomass as Construction Materials," Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 82-84. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2013.32A009.
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