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Startup or self-employed
1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
Sustainable cities and communities
Clean Insulating Technologies SA - Gramitherm
Gramitherm is a unique proposal of grass fibres insulating boards
Gramitherm® is a patented Swiss process that enables the production of the next generation of natural insulation boards from meadow grass fibres . Gramitherm® is a new insulation biomaterial with grass fibres and offers a double ecological performance : a negative foot print ( 1kg of Gramitherm batt absorbs 1,405kg of CO2) , the best grey energy performance in it’s category (the digestible components of the grass are dissociated in order to be used for the production of biogas . Every component is utilized , there is no waste) Gramitherm® is offering both insulation against cold of winter as well as summer heat . It’s fibrous structures absorb noise (recommended for wood buildings) and regulate humidity (recommended for life cycle and confort in humid areas ). Gramitherm®is simple to install , non irritating , non toxic and 100% recyclable . Gramitherm® Is a global concept : natural grass is nearly everywhere and doesn’t need to be planted. Where there is grass, there is an opportunity to manufacture and market Gramitherm®! Gramitherm® Is a new proposal to develop the Green Economy ! Key Figures : The insulation materials market comprises of 50% mineral wool (glass+stone) , 45% synthetic plastic foams and 5% natural fibres ( mainly wood fibres made products). Within this 5% niche of”alternative”products , the European market today for flexible batts is 1,5 M m3 per year or +/- 100M EUR annual sales . The European natural fibres insulation market is growing at 10-12% p.a on average . Same trend and metrics for insulation market in North America.... 1 kg of Gramitherm® finished product absorbs 1,405 kg equivalent of CO2 ( Life Cycle Analysis by Zurich University / Department ZH AW/2015 ). By taking 33% market share of the European natural fibres flexible batts , Gramitherm® wil generate a positive impact of 500000m3 x 35kg/m3 x1,405 kg eq CO2/kg of product = 24587500 kg of CO2 = +/- 2️⃣5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ TONS OF CO2 CAPTURED ! Imagine at global level ! The Gramitherm® Product is currently on the market ( R&D started in 2006 ) ; the business is at scale-up stage, looking for industrial partners/investors to secure and build production capacities in Europe. Next steps will be to roll-out the concept all over the world with local partners, licensing type of agreements, joint-ventures... The business was nominated in 2017 at the Innovation Awards Maison&Travaux (France) and is in competition for the Price of Ethics 2018 in Switzerland (EPFL & Ecole Ingénieurs Yverdon).
Gramitherm® Is a unique proposal of grass fibres thermal insulating boards .
Gramitherm®offers a double ecological performance : - a negative carbon footprint (1kg Gramitherm® absorbs 1,5 kg CO2) - the best grey energy performance in its category : the digestible components of the grass are dissociated in order to be used for the production of biogas. Every component is utilized,there is no waste . Gramitherm® is offering both insulation against cold of winter as well as summer heat . It’s fibrous structure also absorbs noise and regulate humidity . Gramitherm® is simple to install, non irritative, non toxic , 100%recyclable ...and pleasant hay smelling !
France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland,
Categories of application
Building and shelters
Sector of application
Building, House, Insulation, Smart-building