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Graphene Alliance for Sustainable Multifunctional Materials to Tackle Environmental Challenges

Project description

Sustainable graphene and GRM-based multifunctional materials

Graphene and related materials (GRM) have diverse applications, but their usability hinges on being recyclable. The EU-funded GIANCE project addresses environmental challenges by creating sustainable, lightweight, and recyclable graphene and related materials (GRM)-based multifunctional composites, coatings, foams, and membranes (GRM-bM). These materials aim to exhibit enhanced properties, including thermal, mechanical, and chemical functionalities such as wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical and fire resistance, hardness, impact resistance, high-temperature resistance, structural health monitoring, ultra-low friction surfaces, and hydrogen storage. The project seeks to improve manufacturing processes and develop 11 GRM-enabled products for sectors like automotive, aerospace, energy, and water treatment, while also supporting the Graphene Flagship initiative.


GIANCE offers innovative solutions to environmental challenges and establishes a holistic, integrated, and industrial-driven platform for the design, development, and scalable fabrication of the next generation of cost-effective, sustainable, lightweight, recyclable graphene and related materials (GRM)-based multifunctional composites, coatings, foams, and membranes (GRM-bM) with enhanced properties (e.g. thermal, mechanical, chemical), functionalities (e.g. wear, corrosion, chemical and fire resistance, hardness and impact resistance, high temperature resistance, structural health monitoring, ultralow friction surfaces), and as enablers for hydrogen storage. GIANCE will also advance manufacturing processes, enhancing synthesis and stability and reducing environmental impact. Such GRM-bM and manufacturing capabilities will allow robust connections with end-users and thus develop and qualify the commercial propositions to high TRLs. GIANCE will develop, demonstrate, and validate the efficacy of GRM-enabled products (11 use cases) which will underlie future technologies for different sectors (e.g. automotive, aerospace, energy (hydrogen economy) and water treatment). GIANCE also supports the innovation output and industrialization efforts of the Graphene Flagship initiative, building a credible pathway for the newly accumulated knowledge to impact EU industry and society. GIANCE will support a strong EU value chain in translating technology advances from TRL4-5 into concrete innovation opportunities and production capabilities (TRL6-7), with first-mover market advantages of scale in the defined industrial sectors. The consortium consists of 23 partners from 10 countries, representing the full value chain, with leading OEMs, large industries, world-class research and education organisations, and innovative SMEs. GIANCE is designed to ensure maximum impact for the defined industries and society as a whole, significantly contributing to the evolving field of GRM.


Net EU contribution
€ 686 062,50
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 686 062,50

Participants (20)

Partners (2)