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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 793 685

Participants (11)

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 556 250
Address
Deane Road
BL3 5AB Bolton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 125
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 474 375
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 443 125
Address
Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 337 500
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 750
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 646 000
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Udaras Industrial Estate An Choill Rua
CO. GALWAY Inverin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRALON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chempark, Alte Heerstrasse
41540 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)