EuReComp, standing for "European recycling and circularity in large composite components" is a new 4-year Horizon Europe project, launched with a hybrid kick-off meeting on 27 April 2022.
EuReComp brings together twenty project partners from 9 countries led by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). EuReComp operates under a specific Horizon Europe research and innovation action aiming to foster a digitised, resource-efficient and resilient industry (HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-01).
EuReComp kick-off meeting
The project coordinator, Prof. Kostas Charitidis, NTUA, facilitated the day-long meeting attended by 49 participants from 20 research organisations and industrial partners. Project officer Dr. George Kotsikos, policy officer of the European Commission, addressed the good ambition of the EuReComp proposal that was also seen by the evaluators and the proposed R6 strategy, during his presentation at the closing session.
EuReComp has a strong focus on circularity, setting out to provide sustainable methods towards recycling and reuse of composite materials, coming from components used in various industries, such as aeronautics and wind energy.
The main pathways that EuReComp proposes to achieve circularity will include:
i) repairing, repurposing and redesigning parts from end-of-life large scale products and
ii) recycling and reclamation of the materials used in such parts; thus, accomplishing reduction of waste and transformation to high-added value products.
The 20 project partners are at the forefront of composite recycling, pursuing objectives set by the EU Green Deal.