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Interview with Prof. Jochen Zefuss

Fire Safe Europe

29 Jun 2021

Renewable Raw Materials & Fire Safety

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Zefuss is a researcher from the Technische Universität Braunschweig (Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Structures and Fire Safety) who has authored several publications on topics such as fire dynamics and fire safety of bio-based materials. An official expert of the DIBt German Institute for Structural Engineering, he is the Chairman of the DIN mirror group « Eurocode Fire Parts » and also a member of various CEN Technical Committees.

In this exclusive interview, Professor Zehfuss focused on the use of renewable raw materials as insulation materials. He highlighted the role they can play in achieving sustainable development goals while also looking into the challenges that must be addressed to ensure fire safety. He offered an insight into the situation in Germany and potential solutions to harness renewable raw materials as fire safe insulation.

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