06 July 2022
Students take the stage
Practice-oriented research plays a role in the material and energy transition that should not be underestimated. This not only relates to the knowledge that is gained in research projects, but especially also to the place where that knowledge ends up; at the students. Every year, no fewer than 80 students participate in the most intensive form of CoE BBE, namely an internship. For 20 weeks, the students fully participate in a research project as a graduate or in an internship. Each and every one of them ambassadors in the aforementioned transition.
07 April 2022
High-tech bridge built with flax
The first “Smart Circular Bridge” has been built. An old material is being rediscovered: flax has been with us for thousands of years in the form of clothing, sacks, and robust ship's ropes. Now the plant fibres are experiencing a renaissance and could become the building material of the future. Combined with a special bio-resin, it can be made into a light and highly stable material with properties comparable to aluminium or steel. The EU project "Smart Circular Bridge" shows what is possible with this innovative new material.
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17 March 2022
“We need to take that step now”
Building an appealing, sustainable holiday home using natural and recycled materials obtained from the island. That was the assignment that Nescio Midavaine and Martin van Overveld set themselves in 2018. After a lot of headaches and busy weekends in just over two years, and with the help of the Biobased Building lectorate of HZ University of Applied Sciences, the friends succeeded. The island house has now been traveling around the island for almost two years and is very popular among tourists.
31 May 2021
A new edition of the Biobased Update is out!
In deze Biobased Update kan je onder andere meer Lezen over lerend netwerk biobouwers, studenten die bedrijven helpen en gezondere kleding!
12 May 2021
Sounds good, that mycelium!
Mycelium bio-composites consist of two components: natural fibers and mycelium, the "root network" of mushrooms, which acts as a natural glue to bind the fibers. These bio-composites can have properties that are comparable to polystyrene foam or sheet materials, depending on the manufacturing process. Students conduct research into the acoustic properties of the biobased material.
02 April 2021
Mycelium testing
As part of the Mycelium Boards and Building on Mycelium projects, 3 students started working on mycelium processing. This project was offered within the Biobased Building minor at HZ University of Applied Sciences. Students Ahmed, Julia and Thomas talk about their research and experiences.

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