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Holistic processes for the cost-effective and sustainable management of End of Life of Aircraft Composite Structures

Project description

Robots and optimised recycling processes yield high-quality carbon fibres for reuse

Carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (CFRPs) are the most commonly used aerospace composites, and they can account for more than 75 % of a modern passenger airliner's volume. Recycling these materials at end of life is not only good for the planet, but it could be quite beneficial for the aerospace industry if high-value recycled carbon fibres are produced. The EU-funded HELACS project will develop an innovative portable robotic platform for the disassembly of CFRP composites and optimised pyrolysis technologies for recycling for improved carbon fibre yield and quality. In addition to improving recycling, the technologies will enhance worker safety and create new jobs.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP11-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION AITIIP
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 973 500

Participants (3)

CONSORCIO AERODROMO AEROPUERTO DE TERUEL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 250
Address
Poligono De Tiro 4
44396 Teruel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 308 000
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELG CARBON FIBRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 025
Address
Cannon Business Park, Gough Road
WV14 8XQ Coseley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)