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Renewable source nanostructured precursors for carbon fibers

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604215

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 582 520,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 968 027

Coordinated by:

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

Objective

More and more industrial sectors (e.g. automotive, wind energy, boatbuilding) are demanding lightweight and high-performance composite materials, which represent a strong driver to develop the carbon fibre (CF) industry. Today, almost 80% of CF available on the market are using PolyAcryloNitrile (PAN) as the starting raw material because of its superior properties compared to pitch based carbon fibres. However, CF produced from PAN are expensive which limit their application to premium industrial sectors looking for high-performance structural materials while accepting high material costs (e.g. aeronautics, military devices, and sport goods).

The strategic objective of CARBOPREC is to develop low cost precursors from renewable materials widely available in Europe (lignin and cellulose) reinforced by carbon nanotube (CNT) to produce high performance CF for automotive and wind energy applications.

To achieve this objective, two white fibre processes will be studied to produce continuous fibers:
- wet spinning approach for the cellulose dissolved in phosphoric acid (H3PO4),
- melt spinning by extrusion for the lignin.

Moreover, the carbonization process as well as the different functionalisation steps will be deeply investigated to enhance significantly both, the carbonisation yield, and the added value brought by the developed carbon fibers in the final applications targeted.

The CARBOPREC consortium led by ARKEMA gathers 14 partners coming from 6 different European countries and Russia. It covers the whole value chain needed to develop innovative carbon fibers from renewable materials.

Coordinator

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

Address

Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 868 696

Administrative Contact

Christophe Falce (Mr.)

Participants (14)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 080 636

BALAKOVO CARBON PRODUCTION LLC

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 599 710

ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHERCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITES, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES D'AQUITAINE

France

EU Contribution

€ 642 113,70

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 259 418

SIGMATEX (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 129 529

PLASTINOV SNE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 206 197

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 459 934

FIL.VA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 250,40

M.D.P. MATERIALS DESIGN AND PROCESSING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 169 200

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 673 280

AVANA INDUSTRIES KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 188 080

FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 315 640

AYMING

France

EU Contribution

€ 149 352

ASSOCIATION CETI (CENTRE EUROPEEN DES TEXTILES INNOVANTS)

France

EU Contribution

€ 101 990,90

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604215

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 582 520,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 968 027

Coordinated by:

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France