The construction crisis
10% of global energy related carbon emissions are linked to construction and construction materials like- cement, steel and glass. 38% of total GHG emissions are due to the global building and construction sector. Unfortunately, 70% of harvested wood in the developing world is wasted, which has exacerbated the carbon and GHG emissions in the sector.
The Need for Better Measures:
Avant Wood have created a proprietary technology called - Thermo Mechanical Timber Modification. This application is able to modify wood and improve low-value wood properties in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. They sell their technology to builders and architects, who can recycle low quality wood to improve profit margins and be more sustainable.
The Peak Angle.
Avant wood's solution results in high material yield and quality. They have a technological advantage since their solution significantly reduces lead time and costs relative to traditional wood treatment processes.
Globally, medium sized buildings are being incentivised to use wood in their construction which could create a large market that Avant can penetrate
Co-founder and CEO of Avant Wood
MBA from Henley Business School
Co-founder and CTO of Avant Wood
MSc. from Tampere University of Technology