Skip to main content

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-IND-CE-2016-17

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Net EU contribution
€ 961 750,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

See on map

Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 961 750,00

Participants (24)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 427 750,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

See on map

Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 427 750,00
RIVIERASCA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 796 425,00
Address
Via Strasburgo 7
24040 Bottanuco

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 796 425,00
NOVELLINI FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 48 903,75
Address
33 Rue Faidherbe
75011 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 48 903,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NOVELLINI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 348 512,50
Address
Via Mantova 1023
46034 Borgo Virgilio Mn

See on map

Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Mantova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 348 512,50
HOLONIX SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 314 256,25
Address
Corso Italia 8
20821 Meda (Mb)

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 314 256,25
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 627 060,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 627 060,00
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 337 575,00
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren

See on map

Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 337 575,00
BATZ SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 441 743,75
Address
Calle Torrea 32
48140 Igorre

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 441 743,75
MAIER SCOOP
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 310 931,25
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 310 931,25
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MAIER TECHNOLOGY CENTRE S COOP
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 198 000,00
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta
48320 Ajangiz Vizcaya

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 198 000,00
AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 266 875,00
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci Minano Sn
01510 Vitoria Gasteiz

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Araba/Álava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 266 875,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AERNNOVA AEROSPACE SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 23 187,50
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 13 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Araba/Álava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 23 187,50
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 423 275,00
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 423 275,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 747 297,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 747 297,50
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 732 375,00
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

See on map

Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 732 375,00
EDAG ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 595 000,00
Address
Kreuzberger Ring 40
65205 Wiesbaden

See on map

Region
Darmstadt Wiesbaden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 595 000,00
INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 581 700,00
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 581 700,00
GREEN COAT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 367 281,25
Address
Strada Romana Nord 1
46027 San Benedetto Po

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Mantova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 367 281,25
HEAD SPORT GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 370 475,00
Address
Wuhrkopfweg 1
6921 Kennelbach

See on map

Region
Westösterreich Vorarlberg Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 370 475,00
HAMBLESIDE DANELAW LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2 Lancer House Hussar Court
PO7 7SE Waterlooville Hampshire
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight South Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 214 768,75
Address
Hans Roth Strasse 1
8073 Feldkirchen

See on map

Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 214 768,75
DESIGNAUSTRIA (DA)
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 375 156,25
Other funding
€ 375 156,25
AVK-INDUSTRIEVEREINIGUNG VERSTARKTEKUNSTSTOFFE EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 148 500,00
Address
Am Hauptbahnhof 10
60329 Frankfurt Am Main

See on map

Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 148 500,00
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS REMANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 134 750,00
Address
Silversquare Centraal Kantersteen 47
1000 Brussels

See on map

Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 134 750,00