OJCE  Vol.3 No.2 A , June 2013
The Use of Materials from Biomass as Construction Materials
Author(s) Francesca Giglio
ABSTRACT

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.


Cite this paper
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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