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Lignin Based Carbon Fibres for Composites

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720707

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 919 560

  • EU contribution

    € 4 566 560

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland

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.

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

THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 556 250

TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 403 125

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 474 375

INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 443 125

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 337 500

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 193 750

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 286 250

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 646 000

EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 117 500

DRALON GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720707

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 919 560

  • EU contribution

    € 4 566 560

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland