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New generation of offshore turbine blades with intelligent architectures of hybrid, nano-enabled multi-materials via advanced manufacturing

Objective

Carbo4Power will develop a new generation of lightweight, high strength, multifunctional, digitalized multi-materials for offshore wind and tidal turbine rotor blades that will increase their operational performance and durability while reducing the cost of energy production (bellow 10 ct€/ kWh for wind turbines and 15ct€/kWh for tidal), maintenance and their environmental impact. The innovative concept is based on nano-engineered hybrid (multi)materials and their intelligent architectures which breaks down as follows: i) Nanocomposites based on dynamic thermosets with inherent recyclability and repairability and tailored nano-reinforcements to enhance mechanical properties. ii) Multifunctional nano-enabled coatings to improve turbine protection (e.g. against lightning and biofouling (eg. 50% fouling release). iii) Blade segments will be designed and fabricated by advanced net-shape automated multi-material composite technologies that will allow ca. 20% scrap reduction. The approach for WTB is to deliver innovative design of modular rotor blade, while the approach for TTB is aimed towards an optimal design for 'one-shot' manufacture. v) Recycling of blade materials will be increased up to 95% due to the advanced functionalities of 3R resins and adhesives with debonding on demand properties. The strategic goal is to provide the frame which will create new pathways for manufacturing of FRPs for multiple processing life cycles, and explore the emerging valorisation opportunities in offshore energy sector. A multidisciplinary team of 18 partners (8 SMEs) from 8 countries provides technological know-how and industrial leadership, with well-balanced dissemination, communication & exploitation impact.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2020-twostage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 676 750

Participants (17)

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
France
EU contribution
€ 634 712,50
Address
Technocampus Emc2 Zi Du Chaffault Chemin Du Chaffault
44340 Bouguenais
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 620 625
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 547 500
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 319 812,50
Address
Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79/22
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SABELLA
France
EU contribution
€ 130 112,50
Address
7 Rue Felix Le Dantec
29000 Quimper
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
SENSE IN
France
EU contribution
€ 299 913,25
Address
4 Rue Galilee Espace Teknica Parc Technologique De
56270 Ploemeur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 429 751,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 070
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAMBRIDGE NANOMATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 700
Address
Orchard Way, Lower Cambourne 14
CB23 5BN Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAYDALE COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 200
Address
Unit 10 Charnwood Business Park North Road
LE11 1QJ Loughborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIDEAS OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 298 550
Address
Harju Maakond, Kesklinna Linnaosa, Narva Mnt 5
10117 Tallin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIONIC SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 301 875
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 2-6
8041 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 350 875
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOG3D MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 279 562,50
Address
Technologiko Politistiko Parko Thesi Nosokomio A1
19500 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 512 851,25
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations