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10 oct '13

World’s first biobased facade

The world's first biobased facade has been realized in Dinteloord (NL). Studio Marco Vermeulen designed the new gas receiving station (GOS) of the Agro & Food Cluster (AFC) New Prinsenland. The station is cladded with biobased panels made of Nabasco, a composite of bio resin and hemp fiber produced by NPSP Composites in Haarlem. The panel shows in relief the chemical composition of natural gas in the correct ratio of hydrogen (H), carbon (C) and nitrogen (N). The current use of fossil fuels in the gas station is in this way combined with a promise of a bio based future.

Photo: Ronald Tilleman