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Lignin Based Carbon Fibres for Composites

Objective

The use of carbon fiber (CF) based composites is of growing importance in many industrial applications with the current global market estimated at $28Bn [ref 9]. However, the current high cost, limited production capability in Europe and the use of petroleum-based polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as the precursor fiber (PF) from which the CF is ultimately derived, requires the development of innovative routes to industrial production. To achieve this, novel processes are needed which can utilise sustainable precursor materials to produce CF of adequate quality, reduce energy consumption during manufacture and make CF widely available and affordable across a range of different European industrial sectors. The aim of LIBRE is to use lignin rich side streams in order to develop a more resource-efficient and sustainable carbon fiber production, based on biopolymers for PF production and energy efficient processing technologies for conversion of PF to CF which will have performance levels matching or bettering current industrial standards.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-02

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Sub call

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Net EU contribution
€ 793 685,00
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 315 000,00
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester

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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
North West (England) Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 556 250,00
Address
Deane Road
BL3 5AB Bolton

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Greater Manchester North West
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 403 125,00
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld

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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
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Heilbronn, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 474 375,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 443 125,00
Address
Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 337 500,00
Address
-
412 96 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 193 750,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WETENSCHAPPELIJK EN TECHNISCH CENTRUM VAN DE BELGISCHE TEXTIELNIJVERHEID
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 286 250,00
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
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 646 000,00
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Esslingen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 117 500,00
Address
Udaras Industrial Estate An Choill Rua
CO. GALWAY Inverin

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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
Ireland Northern and Western West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DRALON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chempark, Alte Heerstrasse
41540 Dormagen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 353 000,00