October 25, 2012

Green Buildings with Eco-Friendly Foams

Materials Scientist Marie-Pierre Laborie Receives Distinction “German High Tech Champion”

Developing hard foams from bark extract to serve as insulating material for homes: That is the goal of the project “Biofoambark” at the Freiburg Materials Research Center, initiated by Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie from the Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences of the University of Freiburg in February 2012. The Fraunhofer Association has now selected her research for the distinction “German High Tech Champion” in the category “Green Buildings.” She will receive a tandem prize worth 15,000 euros together with her colleagues Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi and Prof. Dr. Alain Celzard from the French Université de Lorraine. The prize will be awarded at POLLUTEC 2012, an international trade fair for environmental equipment, technology, and services to be held from 27 to 30 November 2012 in Lyon, France.