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Large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life fiber reinforced composites.

Objective

Glass and carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (GFRP and CFRP) are increasingly used as structural materials in many manufacturing sectors like transport, constructions and energy due to their better lightweight and corrosion resistance compared to metals. Composite recycling is a challenging task. Although mechanical grinding and pyrolysis reached a quite high TRL, landfilling of EoL composites is still widespread since no significant added value in the re-use and remanufacturing of composites is demonstrated.
The FiberEUse project aims at integrating in a holistic approach different innovation actions aimed at enhancing the profitability of composite recycling and reuse in value-added products.
The project is based on the realization of three macro use-cases, further detailed in eight demonstrators:
Use-case 1: Mechanical recycling of short GFRP and re-use in added-value customized applications, including furniture, sport and creative products. Emerging manufacturing technologies like UV-assisted 3D-printing and metallization by Physical Vapor Deposition will be used.
Use-case 2: Thermal recycling of long fibers (glass and carbon) and re-use in high-tech, high-resistance applications. The input product will be EoL wind turbine and aerospace components. The re-use of composites in automotive (aesthetical and structural components) and building will be demonstrated by applying controlled pyrolysis and custom remanufacturing.
Use-case 3: Inspection, repair and remanufacturing for EoL CFRP products in high-tech applications. Adaptive design and manufacturing criteria will be implemented to allow for a complete circular economy demonstration in the automotive sector.
Through new cloud-based ICT solutions for value-chain integration, scouting of new markets, analysis of legislation barriers, life cycle assessment for different reverse logistic options, FiberEUse will support industry in the transition to a circular economy model for composites.

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 961 750

Participants (21)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 427 750
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIVIERASCA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 796 425
Address
Via Strasburgo 7
24040 Bottanuco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVELLINI FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 397 416,25
Address
33 Rue Faidherbe
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLONIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 314 256,25
Address
Corso Italia 8
20821 Meda (Mb)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 627 060
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 575
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BATZ SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 441 743,75
Address
Calle Torrea 32
48140 Igorre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAIER SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 508 931,25
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 062,50
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci Minano Sn
01510 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 423 275
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 297,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 732 375
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EDAG ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 595 000
Address
Kreuzberger Ring 40
65205 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 581 700
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREEN COAT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 367 281,25
Address
Strada Romana Nord 1
46027 San Benedetto Po
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEAD SPORT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 370 475
Address
Wuhrkopfweg 1
6921 Kennelbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAMBLESIDE DANELAW LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
2 Lancer House Hussar Court
PO7 7SE Waterlooville Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 214 768,75
Address
Hans Roth Strasse 1
8073 Feldkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DESIGNAUSTRIA (DA)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 375 156,25
Address
Museumsplatz 1 Hof 7
1070 Wien
Activity type
Other
AVK-INDUSTRIEVEREINIGUNG VERSTARKTEKUNSTSTOFFE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Am Hauptbahnhof 10
60329 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS REMANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 134 750
Address
Tervurenlaan 34
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other