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Sustainable structural sandwiches and hollow composites parts for automotive, boat and aerospace markets

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Total project cost
€4 995 849
EU Contribution
€4 995 848
Project Acronym
SUSPENS
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Freight transport,
Passenger transport

Overview

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

The EU-funded SUSPENS project will develop over 95 % bio-sourced epoxy and polyester resins, with new formulations leading to high performance in a short cycle. These resins will be combined with sustainable reinforcements made with natural and recycled fibres to make sandwich parts. Recycling solutions will also be developed. An innovative pyrolysis process will use the waste stream released by the carbon fibre transformation process to optimise energy consumption. A specific solvolysis process will reclaim the biobased resins. The approach will be demonstrated by manufacturing and reclaiming a car battery pack, a leisure boat deck and hull and an aircraft winglet. A holistic life cycle analysis will support the demonstration by measuring the gains obtained on the environmental impact on the cradle-to-cradle cycle.

Objectives

SUSPENS will develop a holistic approach, from bio-sourced and recycled materials to faster and lesser energy demanding processes, to produce sustainable composite structural parts, ensuring their manufacturability from the design conceptualization. This ambition is basically achieved by the R&D of the coupling bio/circular-materials and processes. SUSPENS will develop up to 95% bio-sourced thermoset resins, with formulations allowing fast cured manufacturing processes and properties adapted to high performance lightweight composite applications.

Methodology

To produce the parts, these resins will be combined with sustainable continuous reinforcing fibre such as natural based cellulose fibres, lignin-based CF, recycled CF staple yarn and continuous GF made from recycled GF for producing well engineered sandwich and hollow parts for transport industries. Some of these parts will be functionalised for added value and reduced assembling times. SUSPENS will also develop an innovative approach for sustainable, optimized energy reduced pyrolysis, using waste stream from the carbonization of precursors, reducing environmental impact of carbon fibre production. For the bio-epoxy, a specific solvolysis will be developed to separate the matrix from the fibres. SUSPENS will assess the valorisation of oil and organic components in these two recycling approaches to transform them into by-products. LCA and LCC studies will show that SUSPENS approaches, combining sustainable materials and processes, can reduce the CO2eq emissions at expected levels of about 40-50%. These achievements will be validated by producing three demonstrators with their respective business models: (1) automotive battery pack for electric vehicle, (2) sailing boat hull/deck and (3) aero-structure winglet part. SUSPENS results will pay-back in terms of lesser energy consumption and environmentally friendly products that can be recycled and expects to bring its assets to the market end of 2028.

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
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
Address
1 MAIL DES 20000 LIEUES, 44340 BOUGUENAIS, France
EU Contribution
€845 251
Partner Organisations
Organisation
RECICLALIA SL
Address
PASEO DE LA HABANA 134 PORTAL A PLANTA 3 PUERTA B, 28036 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€246 250
Organisation
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
RUE MONTOYER 24/2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€429 124
Organisation
UNIVERSITE COTE D'AZUR
Address
GRAND CHATEAU 28 AVENUE VALROSE, 06100 Nice, France
EU Contribution
€315 750
Organisation
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Address
HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS, 157 80 ATHINA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€494 750
Organisation
ANTHONY, PATRICK & MURTA-EXPORTACAO LDA
Address
SITIO DA FALFEIRA EN 120, 8601 903 Lagos, Portugal
EU Contribution
€231 250
Organisation
WH LIPEX GMBH
Address
BOSCHSTRASSE 3, 82178 PUCHHEIM, Germany
EU Contribution
€442 535
Organisation
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Address
RUE KONINGIN ASTRIDLAAN 59B/9, 1780 WEMMEL, Belgium
EU Contribution
€349 750
Organisation
ORINEO BVBA
Address
ACACIASTRAAT 14, 3071 Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
EU Contribution
€246 150
Organisation
Aalto Korkeakoulusaatio Sr
Address
OTAKAARI 1, 02150 ESPOO, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€437 538
Organisation
MEGARA RESIN INDUSTRY - ANASTASIOSFANIS SA
Address
38TH KM NEO ATHINON KORINTHOU MEGARA ATTIKI, 191 00 MEGARA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€477 000
Organisation
POLE EMC2
Address
ZI LE CHAFFAULT ALL DU CHAFFAULT, 44340 Bouguenais, France
EU Contribution
€148 751
Organisation
FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES
Address
AVENUE DES CHAMPS PIERREUX 23-27, 92000 NANTERRE, France
EU Contribution
€331 750

Technologies

Technology Theme
Manufacturing processes
Technology
Smart composite manufacture
Development phase
Validation

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