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Depolymerizable bio-based multifunctional closed loop recyclable epoxy systems for energy efficient structures

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€3 810 103
EU Contribution
€3 810 103
Project website
Project Acronym
REPOXYBLE
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

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

Advanced materials are behind the majority of today's technical innovations. Lightweight and high-strength materials such as glass and carbon fibre composites are important in the construction of fuel-efficient and high-performing transportation structures. Unfortunately, they lag behind in terms of recyclability and recovery. The end-of-life aspect of these materials is crucial because they release toxic substances into the environment when landfilled. With this in mind, the EU-funded REPOXYBLE project will create a new class of high-performance bio-based epoxy composites. These will be recyclable, low-cost and energy-efficient. The aim is to minimise resource use and energy of manufacturing processes and optimise waste disposal of future advanced materials. The project’s approach integrates product performance, multifunctionality and sustainability.

Objectives

Materials, especially advanced materials, are the backbone and source of prosperity of an industrial society” (Materials 2030 Manifesto). The Green Deal and the Digital Decade establish high-priority policies for Europe, where 70% of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly attributed to advanced materials. Lightweight and high-strength materials have consistently played a key role in the construction of fuel-efficient and high-performing transportation structures.
Lightweight materials such as glass and carbon fibres composites are commonly used due to their intrinsic properties such as high mechanical performance. However, the poor recyclability and recovery aspect poses a significant challenge. The end-of-life aspect of these materials is crucial, as when landfilled they release toxic substances into the environment. Moreover, minimising resource use, energy of manufacturing processes and optimising waste disposal of future advanced materials can help mitigate cost and product’s end-to-end footprint across its global lifecycle, thereby significantly improving its overall environmental performance. REPOXYBLE will create a new class of high-performance materials -bio-based epoxy composites- targeting cost and energy effectiveness, recyclability and sustainability.

Methodology

REPOXYBLE assumes an upstream approach more efficient and effective than having to address deficiencies at the end of the product development process. This approach integrates product performance, multifunctionality, sustainability, safety and potential legal concerns, while there is still time to act, on the monomers’ synthesis, the resin formulation and the future composite design. REPOXYBLE is driven by two complementary market applications in the aerospace 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
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Address
AVENIDA LENTISCARES 4 6, 26370 Navarrete, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€809 077
Partner Organisations
Organisation
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Address
PLACA SANT DOMENEC 3, 17004 GIRONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€306 102
Organisation
SATURNTECH, UNIPESSOAL LDA (ZONA FRANCA DA MADEIRA)
Address
RUA LOMBO DA BO AVISTA 10-A, 9060 173 FUNCHAL, Portugal
EU Contribution
€240 625
Organisation
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCA INDUSTRIALE - AIRI
Address
Viale Gorizia 25C, 00198 Roma, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€264 277
Organisation
Fundacion Gaiker
Address
PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE VIZCAYA, EDIFICIO 202, 48170 ZAMUDIO, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€366 347
Organisation
DISTRETTO TECNOLOGICO AEROSPAZIALE DELLA CAMPANIA SCARL
Address
VIA COROGLIO 57, 80124 NAPOLI, Italy
EU Contribution
€350 954
Organisation
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
GREGOR MENDEL STRASSE 33, 1180 WIEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€282 052
Organisation
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS, 265 04 RIO PATRAS, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€326 102
Organisation
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Address
KONGRESNI TRG 12, 1000 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€197 477
Organisation
ONYRIQ LABS, SL
Address
CL BALDIRI REIXAC 10 EDIFICI CLUSTER LABORATORIS, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
EU Contribution
€670 409

Technologies

Technology Theme
Manufacturing processes
Technology
Smart composite manufacture
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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