Material of tomorrow
President Obama’s advisor Daniel Kammen mentioned aerogel to be one of the most interesting materials of this century, predicting its important role it will play in the buildings of tomorrow. Not only the unique properties of the material, its cost-effective manufacturing but also the fact that the material Quartzene® is totally environmentally friendly makes it extremely interesting for the worlds future.
Some scientists predict that in 2050 aerogel will be as common and widely used as plastics are today and believe it will play a big part in solving the climate problems of tomorrow. The raw material is also commonly found and is one of the most abundant elements in the crust of the earth.
Reform the future
Svenska Aerogel has, with its patented inexpensive production process, therefore a unique possibility to access and reform the construction industry market of tomorrow.
The environmental awareness is growing
Of all the energy used in Europe, 40 percent is used in buildings and of that 65-70 percent is used for heating and cooling. EU’s Energy Efficiency Building Plan (EPBD II) requires a 20 percent reduction of the energy consumption by 2020. This will require all EU countries to change their building codes so that all major renovations have to follow the new building regulations in energy efficiency. For sure this will have a significant impact on the insulation demand.
Reduction of CO2-emissions
According to a EU case study, adding thermal insulation to existing buildings in the EU could potentially reduce the CO2-emissions from heating and cooling by 42 percent (353 million tons per year). The largest potential for improvement lies in central and southern European countries.
Svenska Aerogel has been classified as a “Climate Solver” by the WWF for its potential to dramatically influence the overall insulation market and contribute to global energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions.