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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.

Coordinator

FUNDACION AITIIP
Net EU contribution
€ 973 500,00
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Spain

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

CONSORCIO AERODROMO AEROPUERTO DE TERUEL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 231 250,00
Address
Poligono De Tiro 4
44396 Teruel

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Region
Noreste Aragón Teruel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WETENSCHAPPELIJK EN TECHNISCH CENTRUM VAN DE BELGISCHE TEXTIELNIJVERHEID
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 308 000,00
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEN 2 CARBON LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 284 025,00
Address
Cannon Business Park Gough Road
WV14 8XQ Coseley Dudley

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Dudley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 121 725,00