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Advanced lightweight materials FOR Energy-efficient STructures

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€4 380 720
EU Contribution
€4 380 720
Project Acronym
FOREST
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Freight transport,
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Europe’s transport industry is on the road to decarbonisation. While it may seem like an uphill struggle, there is no going back: the sector currently represents one third of Europe’s overall CO2 emissions. In this context, the EU-funded FOREST project will use the ‘Reduce, Recovery and Reshape’ methodology to reinforce efforts to decarbonise the transport sector. Specifically, it will develop light parts made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and cleaner fuel solutions, reducing fossil fuel use. The project will also introduce revolutionary carbon fibre recovery methods. Lastly, it will study efficient recycling uses of biocomposites.

Objectives

The transport sector has always been the focus of decarbonization in Europe. FOREST project proposes to combine the Reduce, Recovery and Reshape” drivers to face the decarbonization issues in the transport sector. Reduce: On the one hand, the greenhouse gas emissions of fuel vehicles and the energy consumption of electric vehicles reduction is one of the major dares of the global mobility sector. FOREST will reduce the structural weight of the vehicles by providing light components made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. In this way, less fuel and energy consumption will be necessary to cover the same distance. On the other hand, fossil sources are being run out more and more. Besides, their use at the End-of-Life (EoL) has a negative impact on the carbon footprint. FOREST will develop new chemistries based on high-biobased content for polymers (bioacrylic, biobenxozaxine, biopolyamide) and additives (bio fire-retardant). In this regard, the fossil sources' dependency will be reduced. Recovery: The CFRP market is expected to increase more and more in the transport sector (aerospace, automotive, and heavy-duty). However, an important issue which has not totally overcome is the recovery of the large volume the carbon fibre waste to provide added value materials. FOREST will implement efficient methods to recover 100% of CF waste to develop high-quality semi-finished materials (non-woven, organosheet/SMC, LFT) for valuable transport applications. Reshape: The use of biobased and recycled materials is a real opportunity for mobility decarbonization but a detriment on the stability and safety properties of the performance could occur. FOREST will research the influence of the multifunctional properties on the biocomposite (mechanical, fire-retardant, and EMI-shielding). Therefore, FOREST will combine the biobased, recycled, and multifunctionality material nature to obtain sustainable solutions for the bus, aeronautic, and automotive sectors.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.4 - Advanced Materials
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-11 Advanced lightweight materials for energy efficient structures (RIA)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
VALENCIA PARC TECHNOLOGIC CALLE GUSTAVE EIFFEL 4, 46980 PATERNA VALENCIA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€639 525
Partner Organisations
Organisation
BLASZCZYK ANETA
Address
Poland
EU Contribution
€248 750
Organisation
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
STRADA TORINO 50, 10043 ORBASSANO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€239 915
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€544 511
Organisation
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
Address
1 MAIL DES 20000 LIEUES, 44340 BOUGUENAIS, France
EU Contribution
€490 609
Organisation
STELIA AEROSPACE COMPOSITES
Address
19 ROUTE DE LACANAU, 33160 SALAUNES, France
EU Contribution
€217 875
Organisation
Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) Gmbh
Address
BRUNINGSTR. 50, 65929 FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany
EU Contribution
€312 875
Organisation
MUELLES Y BALLESTAS HISPANO ALEMANAS PROJECTS SL
Address
CAMINO VELL ONDA-CASTELLO S/N, 12540 VILA-REAL, Spain
EU Contribution
€331 375
Organisation
BASF SE
Address
CARL BOSCH STRASSE 38, 67063 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€483 785
Organisation
Mercedes-Benz Turk As
Address
AKCABURGAZ MAH SULEYMAN SAH CAD 2 ESSENYURT, 34522 ISTANBUL, Turkey
EU Contribution
€370 250
Organisation
Arkema France Sa
Address
RUE ESTIENNE D ORVES, 92700 COLOMBES, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€295 375
Organisation
FENIX TNT SRO
Address
DUSIKOVA 906/33, 638 00 BRNO, Czechia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€205 875

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Combining recycled carbon fibres and bio-fibres in a hybrid non-woven and bio-based epoxy resins
Development phase
Research/Invention

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