Project: Deremco De&Remanufacturing for Circular Economy Investments in the Composite Industry
Fiber-reinforced plastics are the structural materials used in a large variety of consumer and industrial products, but the management of post-use composite products in compliance to the circular economy principles is still a serious challenge.
The DeremCo project aims to establish a systemic, cross-sectorial, Demand-Driven Circular Economy solution that will unlock the cost-effective reuse of post-use composite materials and components in new high-added value products, grounding on the inter-relation between the technical and social eco-systems at local and interregional level and bringing benefit to the environment, industry, consumers and the European society. Two circular pilot strategies will be followed to meet the consumer requirements: i) mechanical demanufacturing and hybrid reprocessing, ii) thermo-chemical demanufacturing and textile reprocessing. In line with new DeremCo Demand-Driven vision the circular value-chain is transformed into a “pull” system, where the requirements and specifications on the materials and components to be reused are transferred directly from the demand side in terms of characteristics and functionalities of the high added-value products re-using them.
To ensure sustainability and continuation, main goals will be to facilitate the industrial uptake within local eco-systems, to de-risk future industrial uptake through private investments and to increase awareness for a more conscious consumer behaviour.
To achieve these goals, Lombardy (Italy), Basque Country (Spain), Tampere (Finland), Slovenia and Upper Austria (Austria) will demonstrate 14 composite re-use business cases with tested sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes, then replicated and multiplicated across European regions, facilitated by a dedicated multi-stakeholder Digital Platform..
Politechnico di Milano
FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO, TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR , FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA, NTS SpA,BUSINESS UPPER AUSTRIA - OO WIRTSCHAFTSAGENTUR GMBH, KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH, R&D Consulting GmbH & Co KG, RECICLALIA SL, ASSOCIAZIONE FABBRICA INTELLIGENTE LOMBARDIA, O.P.S. BREZNIK d.o.o.FAKULTETA ZA TEHNOLOGIJO POLIMEROV, Caracol S.r.l., VEPLAS VELENJSKA PLASTIKA DD, HOLONIX SRL, CARBON CLEANUP GMBH, Technol, Portoroz d.o.o., TURNAPLAST d.o.o. CAP - CENTER ZA APLIKATIVNE POLIMERE DOO, INGENIERIA Y DESARROLLOS EN COMPOSITE S.L., Birziplastic S.L., AMBIENTHESIS SPA, ENEL GREEN POWER SPA, META GROUP SRL, VELTHA IVZW, COMISSAO DE COORDENACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
REGIONAL DO CENTRO, RIVIERASCA SPA, Origoni Steiner architetti associate, TEHNOS PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO OROD IJ STROJEV IN PREDELAVO PLASTICNIH MAS DOO ZALEC
3 Jahre (12/2022 -11/2025)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s ERDF under grant agreement No 101084037. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(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.