The project was intended to gain practical knowledge about mass production and application of new biocomposites in, for example, structural profiles, building boards and sandwich panels. The Tiny House is the crowning achievement of the work, as a test location and showcase. But also as a kick-off for follow-up projects in which the concepts for biobased housing are being further developed and made ready for the market.
The Tiny House has been realized under the leadership of the innovation center Green PAC by ten producers of biobased building materials in the Netherlands and Germany, knowledge institutions on both sides of the border and the students of NHL Stenden University, Hondsrug College and Drenthe College.
Sustainability and climate protection
The Biobased House Building project was part of the overarching EDR programme ‘Bio-economy in the Non-Food Sector’. In total, €7.7 million was invested in various small and larger projects in which biobased materials were developed that contribute to a sustainable economy and climate protection. About 70 companies and knowledge institutes were involved in this. It was supported under the ‘INTERREG V A programme Deutschland-Nederland’ with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and was co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the provinces of Drenthe, Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Groningen, Noord-Brabant and Overijssel, and the German federal state of Lower Saxony.
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