2nd EURECOMP Workshop

2nd EURECOMP Workshop - April 24, 2024
Dive into the Future of Composites and Recycling!

Are you enthralled by the potential of composite materials and their recycling? Whether you're a well-versed expert in the field, a passionate student, or simply intrigued by the advancements in composites, the 2nd EURECOMP Workshop is your gateway to a world of innovation and knowledge.

Join us in exploring the cutting-edge technologies and strategies that are shaping the future of composites and their recycling. This workshop is not just an event, it's a melting pot of ideas, insights, and inspirations.

Why You Can't Miss This Event

  • Learn from the Pioneers: Engage with presentations by top-tier researchers and industry leaders. Discover groundbreaking research and real-world applications in NDT, spectroscopic techniques, and more.
  • Network with the Best: Connect with renowned experts and peers from academia and industry. Forge valuable connections, exchange ideas, and spark collaborations.
  • Hands-On Experience: Participate in exclusive demonstrations at AIMEN's state-of-the-art facilities. Witness firsthand the practical applications of theories in composite materials labs, LIBS lab, and NDT lab.
  • Roundtable Insights: Join in thought-provoking roundtable discussions and forums featuring international experts. Delve into topics like thermoplastic repairing and wind turbine blade repair, gaining diverse perspectives.
  • Innovative Training: Get a sneak peek and training on the latest Moodle content, enhancing your e-learning experience.
  • A Community of Enthusiasts: Be part of a vibrant community, sharing a common passion for composites and sustainability. This is more than a workshop; it's a celebration of innovation and a step towards a sustainable future.


* The 2nd EURECOMP Workshop is a unique convergence of theory, practice, and networking. Whether you're attending physically or virtually, prepare to be inspired, informed, and involved in shaping the future of composites recycling.


Travel information:

EuReComp M24 workshop I O Porriño (physically) / MS TEAMS (remotely)
April 2024, 24th 09:00-16:00

AIMEN Technology Centre
Polígono Industrial de Cataboi
SUR-PPI-2 (Sector 2), Parcela 3
36418 O Porriño, Pontevedra (Spain)
Phone contact: (+34) 986 344 000



Depending on the number of attendees we are considering the possibility of organising a bus transport from Vigo to AIMEN and viceversa.
The bus would pick up people at two stops, namely:

  • 1st stop: 7:50CET at ZENIT HOTEL
  • 2nd stop: 8:00CET at AC UNIVERSAL HOTEL




This hotel late nineteenth century, turned into hotel of 69 rooms in 2006, was a meeting place for the bourgeoisie, intellectual and political elite of the city. It is located (click here) in the best area of Vigo, opposite the marina, near the historic centre and not far from the beach and the exhibition center. Wi-Fi Internet access in all public areas and guest rooms, minibar, fully equipped bathroom, special amenities in each room, AC Bar, fitness centre and Turkish Bath.

The hotel also features a restaurant serving high quality called The Cuaderna. It offers a varied menu of Mediterranean dishes combined with the best selection of wines.

Avda. Cánovas del Castillo, 28
36202 Vigo - Pontevedra
Phone: +34 986 449 250


Acommodation fee:

  • TWIN ROOM (individual use): 85,00€
  • TWIN ROOM (double use): 95,00€
  • Buffet breakfast and WIFI are included
  • (Not including VAT - 10%).
  • Off-site parking, located in front of the hotel (check with the hotel): 13€ daily.
  • In order to benefit from the rates above, it is necessary to indicate Ref. AIMEN at the time of the booking. Said reservation must be made by telephone or via e-mail.




This modern hotel is located (click here) in the centre of Vigo, right in the shopping centre, between the city’s two main avenues, the Gran Vía and Urzaiz Street. Its elegant rooms have free wireless internet connections. The Zenit Vigo is only ten minutes walk from the Piedra Market and the promenade. The Corte Inglés department store is just five minutes' walk away.

This stylish city hotel has a gourmet restaurant - La Rotonda – which specialises in traditional Galician cuisine. The rooms, which are air-conditioned, have parquet floors and modern furnishings. They have flat-screen TVs and can receive satellite channels.

Avda. Gran Vía, 1
36204 Vigo - Pontevedra
Phone: +34 986 417 255


Acommodation fee:

  • ROOM DOUBLE USE (without breakfast): 61,50€
  • ROOM DOUBLE USE (with breakfast): 70,50€
  • TWIN ROOM (without breakfast): 61,50€
  • TWIN ROOM (with breakfast): 79,50€
  • Buffet Breakfast: 11,00€
  • (Not including VAT – 10%)
  • Off-site Parking (check with the hotel):
    • Urzaiz Parking, in front of the hotel: 15€ daily
    • Train Station Parking (150m from the hotel): 12€ daily
  • In order to benefit from the rates above, it is necessary to indicate Ref. AIMEN at the time of the booking. Said reservation must be made by telephone or via e-mail.


From VIGO Airport

Vigo Airport is very close to downtown, about 10 km. It has direct flight connections to Madrid Barajas – Adolfo Suarez Airport (Iberia and Air Europa), and Barcelona – El Prat Airport (Iberia, Vueling and Ryanair). You can get to Vigo City centre by taxi (20€ approx.)


From PORTO Airport

Porto is about 140 km south of Vigo and may be an alternative. Car rental is advised. Alternatively, there is also a direct bus connection from Porto to Vigo city centre, four times a day (from Monday to Friday) and the schedule is as follows:

  • 8:45 (Portuguese local time = GMT), arriving at 11:30 to Vigo Bus Station - Av. de Madrid, 57 – Phone +34 986 373 411- (Spanish local time = GMT+1)
  • 11:45, arriving at 14:30
  • 14:45, arriving at 17:30
  • 20:30, arriving at 23:15
Tickets can be bought on the bus.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.autna.com/es/horarios-y-tarifas/




Santiago Airport is around 100 km north from Vigo. There is a direct connection by train several times a day, leaving from Santiago Train Station every hour stating at 06:14 h. The trip takes about one hour or on hour and a half.

Price: € 9,20 approx. Tickets can be bought at the train station up to 10 minutes before departure.
Consult timetables and fares at: https://www.renfe.com/viajeros/index.html



Distance: 20 km approx.
By using rental car:
GPS coordinates for AIMEN Laser Centre = 42º 8’ 31.799’’ N 08º 38’ 12.862’’ W
By Taxi:
From VIGO City centre to AIMEN LASER APPLICATIONS CENTRE is approximately 20 €.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia having around 300,000 inhabitants. The city’s economy is largely based around the automotive industry, which is spearheaded by the Peugeot-Citroën PSA Group’s largest factory in Europe.

Other important industries are fishing – of all kinds – and shipbuilding. Vigo is the world’s largest fishing port in terms of fish for human consumption landed there. The Vigo dockyards lead Spanish private shipbuilding in terms of both tonnage and turnover. Another important industry is the quarrying, cutting and selling of granite and other types of ornamental stone. This industry is centered in Porriño, the home of the AIMEN Technology Centre.

The Old Town. This is Vigo's most historic district. It includes the famous A Pedra Square and Market, the Constitution Square, the Co-cathedral of Santa María, the Penzol Library, and other buildings which represent Vigo’s modern and baroque faces. The Galician Regional Government has recently declared it to be “Of Great Cultural Interest” and a “Historic Conservation Area”.

Vigo’s Co-cathedral of Santa María, formerly the Collegiate Church. This was built between 1816 and 1836 and replaced the former gothic church. Neoclassical in style, it houses the famous Christ of Victory, which, according to tradition, aided the people of Vigo in the War of Independence.

The Alameda and Montero Ríos. This is a pedestrian area adjoining the Old Town and close to the marina. This area has peaceful gardens and pedestrian streets but also bustles with the city's most fashionable nightlife. Cruise liners dock on the seafront, as do the ferries to the Cíes Islands and other points around the Bay of Vigo. Vigo's Royal Yacht Club and a recently built leisure centre are also on the seafront.

La Puerta del Sol (The Sun Gate). This square is dominated by the sculpture by Francisco Leiro, which is popularly known as "El Sireno" (The Merman). This is the heart of the city.

Constitution Square. This porticoed square, at the entrance to the Old Town is considered to be Vigo’s Main Square.

Príncipe, Urzáiz and Gran Vía streets. These are the city’s main leisure and shopping streets. On these wide pavements, dotted with flower beds, you will find the most fashionable shops, bars and restaurants. Juan Jose Oliveira’s statue “Monument to Horses” can be found in the Plaza de España, which lies on Gran Vía.

The Monte del Castro. This hill is of great cultural interest both for the Iron Age camps and for the city walls which are constructed on it. This, the city’s second largest park, offers an escape from the city's streets and is a great vantage point.

The Islas Cíes are a natural paradise for the birds that nest along the cliffs and the wide variety of species that live there. However, the islands are paradisiacal too for the human visitor who wishes to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, the beaches, and the peace and quiet. The only way to get to the islands is by the passenger boat service (which leaves from Vigo, more information at www.mardeons.com). For general information about the islands you can contact the National Atlantic Islands Park Office Phone: +34 886 218 090 - email: iatlanticas@xunta.es.

You can find more info at http://www.turismodevigo.es



EuReComp Workshop Wednesday April 24, 2024

Part I - Keynote speakers session


Welcome / EuReComp introduction

Dionisis Semitekolos -NTUA


Recycle, design and build of second-generation materials

José María Fernández - FAIRMAT


2nd life routes for Wind Turbine Blades End-of-Life components



Chemical recycling of composites: a necessary and sustainable reality (EROS and ELIOT projects)

Nora Lardiés - AIMPLAS


Recycling solutions for creating value from EoL composites wind turbine blades

Anurag Bansal - ACCIONA


Mechanical conversion of wind turbine blade waste into circular products for the building industry

Hülya Ucar Sokoli - CONTINUUM


Research Frontiers and Industrial Synergies

Round table with José María Fernández (Fairmat), Hülya Ucar Sokoli (Continuum), Antonio Abella (Ventos M.) and Wolfgang Machunze (Airbus)

Moderator: Thomas Parisis - STRATAGEM


Coffee Break



Synergizing Actions and Ideas Across Projects

Round table with Costas Charitidis (EURECOMP), Christian Eitzinger (MC4), Nora Lardies (EROS & ELIOT) and Ana Teresa Lima (Blades2Build)

Moderator: Dionisis Semitekolos - NTUA

Part 2 - EuReComp session


Dismantling of aircraft CFRP assemblies taking into account the requirements of testing and recycling processes and aviation regulations

Alexander Knorr - EFW


NDT technologies for quality checking of EoL GFRP/CFRP parts

David Castro - AIMEN


Spectroscopic techniques for material identification in chemical recycling processes

Camilo Prieto - AIMEN


Reuse and Repurpose of EoL high performance composite parts: Methodologies for fatigue life extension, damage assessment and redesign

Andreia Araújo - INEGI
Francisco Lahuerta - ITAINNOVA


Eurecomp’s Life Long Learning programme and future training activities

Farzaneh Shaabani - KUZ


Lunch Break


Part 3 - Demonstration session


Practical demonstrations at AIMEN facilities:
  • AIMEN Composite Materials Lab
  • LIBS lab
  • NDT lab



2nd EuReComp Workshop Closure





Registrations for the 2nd EURECOMP Workshop Are Now Closed. Thank you for your interest!


For any further questions, please contact the EuReComp Project via info@eurecomp.eu