Ulïètu is a collection of panels reflecting the traumatic effect of Xylella Fastidiosa, one of the most dangerous plant-pathogenic bacteria worldwide.
To date Xylella Fastidiosa has wiped out 21 million olive trees in Apulia, Southern Italy. The EU and Italian Commission has implementing regulations, in order to prevent the introduction and spread of Xylella Fastidiosa, trees susceptible or at risk of infection must be immediately eradicated and passed through a chipping process. The wood chips are then burnt for energetic consumption.
Ulïètu aims to recover the wood carcasses and to avoid combustion. Taking advantage of this material waste stream on a large-scale context, which can preserve what remains of Apulian olive trees, giving them a second chance at life.
Ulïètu drywall has a capacity of humidity absorption of 45%, due to the olive chips contained in it. These are also ideal in other situations, for example for inducting electrical and thermo-hydraulic systems, without necessarily having to intervene within the thickness of the wall itself, which avoiding increase in costs for materials and labour. Ulïètu drywall is suitable for residential and commercial contexts.
Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.
Olive woodchip, biomalta
CNR (National Research Council) of Bari, Emergenza Xylella, Ital Bio Energy