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DESign of bio-based Thermoset polymer with rEcycLing capabiLity by dynAmic bonds for bio-composite manufacturing

Objective

ESTELLA is an ambitious initiative that proposes an innovative solution to improve the recyclability of low-recyclable materials: thermosetting composites. To this end, ESTELLA will work on the design of novel bio-based epoxy resins with inherent recyclability capabilities thanks to the introduction of Covalent Adaptive Network (CAN) in the original epoxy structure. CAN will provide the thermosetting epoxy resin with the ability to respond to certain stimulus that changes the state of its microstructure and thus, the ability to be reprocessed/re-polymerized (return to original monomers and fibres). A similar strategy will be applied to existing fossil-based epoxy formulations. In this way, the thermoset can be reprocessed or re-polymerized into new products and the fibres can be recovered as well. In addition, fibres of renewable origin will be used as reinforcement to manufacturing thermoset composites. ESTELLA research will address recycling techniques of any nature (chemical, biological and mechanical) to guarantee that the materials developed during the project can be successfully separated into their components in a safe and cost-effective way, hence maximizing the revenue of recycling activities. The validation of the developed recyclable materials will be carried out through economically and environmentally efficient manufacture processes (out-of-autoclave). Thus, new bio-composites will be designed and developed based on the premises of improving recyclability while meeting the demands of different sectors such as construction and leisure/mobility. Also, extensive work will be carried out to leverage the industrial application of the technologies and materials developed, taking into account safety, techno-economic, regulatory and intellectual property aspects.

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDAUT
Net EU contribution
€ 675 750,00
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Spain

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Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 675 750,00

Participants (12)

KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 410 265,00
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 410 265,00
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT CIEZKIEJ SYNTEZY ORGANICZNEJ BLACHOWNIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 338 775,00
Address
Ul Energetykow 9
47-225 Kedzierzyn-kozle

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Region
Opolskie Opolski
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 338 775,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 495 000,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 495 000,00
CELABOR SCRL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 241 350,00
Address
Avenue Du Parc 38 Zoning De Petit Rechain
4650 Herve Chaineux

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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
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Verviers — communes francophones
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 241 350,00
KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 364 000,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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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
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 364 000,00
FUNDACION ANDALTEC I+D+I
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 239 875,00
Address
Poligono Industrial Canada De La Fuente Calle Vilches S/n
23600 Martos

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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
Andalucía Jaén
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 239 875,00
IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 428 125,00
Address
Calle Early Ovington 24-8
41300 La Rinconada Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 428 125,00
FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 314 312,00
Address
Rijnkade 17 A
1382 GS Weesp

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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-Nederland Noord-Holland Het Gooi en Vechtstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 314 312,00
EUROPEAN COMPOSIT RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 293 125,00
Address
Emil Aarestrups Gade 3-5
4990 Sakskobing

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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
Danmark Sjælland Vest- og Sydsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 293 125,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 287 200,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 287 200,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 370 692,00
Address
Avenida Facultad 25
24004 Leon

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Region
Castilla y León León
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 370 692,00
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 508 005,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 508 005,00