Is it possible to close the loop for composite structures?

What are the keys to initialising the highest quality recycling and processing of large composite structures? In the closing event of the CompositeLoop project on 5 June, you will get a picture of the current state of affairs, the routes with the greatest potential and the flanking measures to support those.

It is well known that waste from large composite structures such as dismantled wind turbine blades, discarded yachts or silos represents a growing challenge. Within the traditional waste processing routes, these fibre-reinforced thermoharders often follow the cement route. On the other hand, there are also many initiatives, testing and demonstration projects that come up with recycling technologies, while other technologies exist to convert this stream into new raw materials. 

What exactly are the keys to initialising the highest quality recycling and processing systems? This is precisely the subject of the study that we want to present to you.  Based on the clusters on composites (IBN Composites) and Offshore Energy (IBN Cluster Offshore Energy), Sirris examined, in collaboration with Agoria and Go4Circle, exactly what the situation is. By bringing together actors from the chain, from dismantling through logistics to final processing, we have explored the possible value chains and their potential.  

In this closing event of the CompositeLoop project, you will get a picture of the current state of affairs, the routes with the greatest potential and flanking measures to support those. In this context, the financing and building of a viable value chain will also be addressed. Finally, we will also highlight a number of possible scenarios and future developments that may be introduced in the short term.  

This event obviously addresses everyone who is interested in these issues. In particular, we aim at actors who are open to playing a role in this value chain in the future, such as service providers (dismantling wind turbines, onshore and offshore), logistics and transport, technology providers for processing fibre-optic composites, (local) governments and regulators, processors of waste and by-products, product designers, users of products and potential concrete replacements, products of construction and structural elements, investors in circular projects, producers and suppliers of raw materials for composite products, ...

Interested? The detailed programme is available in our agenda

This event is being organised within the framework of the VIS feasibility study CompositeLoop, by the innovative Composites and Offshore Energy company networks, with project coordination by Sirris (SLC-Lab and OWI-Lab) and partners Agoria and Go4Circle supported by Vlaio.    

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