I3 – DEREMCO
Project acronym: DeremCo
Project name: De & Remanufacturing for Circular Economy Investments in the Composite Industry
Goal: Fiber-reinforced plastic is a structural material used in many consumer and industrial products, but the recycling or reuse of composite products after the use in accordance with the principles of the circular economy is still a serious challenge. The goal of the DeremCo project is to establish a systemic, cross-sectoral demand-driven circular economy solution that will enable the cost-effective reuse of composite materials and components after the use in new products with high added value.
Lead partner: Politecnico di Milano
Partners: 30 partners, 7 from Slovenia (6 SMEs and FTPO)
Project leader at FTPO: Sen. Lect. Silvester Bolka
Duration of the project: 1. 11. 2022 – 30. 11. 2025
Total Cost: 12.603.930,83 €
EU contribution: 8.822.751,58 €
Internal Contact: Silvester Bolka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s ERDF under grant agreement No 101084037. Views and opinions expressed are however those of thauthor(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
30 EUROPEAN PARTNERS FROM ITALY, FINLAND, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, SLOVENIA, BELGIUM AND PORTUGAL COLLABORATE WITHIN THE EU-FUNDED DEREMCO PROJECT, STARTED IN DECEMBER 2022. PARTNERS ARE ON A MISSION TO CREATE A SYSTEMIC, CROSS-SECTORAL AND DEMAND-DRIVEN CIRCULAR ECONOMY SOLUTION THAT WILL ENABLE THE COST-EFFECTIVE REUSE OF POST-USE COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS IN NEW HIGH-ADDED VALUE PRODUCTS.
Fiber-reinforced plastics are the structural components of a wide range of consumer and industrial goods, but managing composite products after use in accordance with the principles of the circular economy remains a significant challenge.
The DeremCo project aims to create a systemic, cross-sectoral, demand-driven circular economy solution that will enable the cost-effective reuse of post-use composite materials and components in new high-added value products. This solution will be based on the interaction between the technical and social eco-systems at the local and interregional level and will benefit the environment, industry, consumers, and the European society.
To satisfy consumer demands, two circular pilot procedures will be used:
a) mechanical demanufacturing and hybrid reprocessing,
b) thermo-chemical demanufacturing and textile reprocessing.
The circular value-chain will be changed into a “pull” system, in line with the new DeremCo Demand-Driven vision, where the demands and specifications on the materials and components to be reused are transferred directly from the demand side in terms of the qualities and functions of the high added-value products reusing them. The major objectives will be to encourage industrial uptake within local eco-systems, to de-risk future industrial uptake through private investments, and to raise awareness for more conscientious consumer behavior to assure sustainability and continuity.
ROLE OF THE CLUSTER
Specialized in composite material reprocessing and reformulation as well as material characterization and testing, FTPO will validate and certified the achieved KPIs within the Slovenian demo-cases. Together with the project partners Politecnico di Milano, Tampereen Korkeakoulusaatio and Fundacion Techalia research & innovation, FTPO will develop tailored-made solutions for all project partners' democases. FTPO is also lead partner in WP6.
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