Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

The ELIOT project, with the participation of the Dutch research center TNO, is developing recycling methods to improve sustainability in the aerospace industry.
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Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

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Aimplas, the Plastics Technology Centre (Valencia, Spain) reported on Sept. 7 that it is coordinating the European ELIOT project with the aim of developing novel cost-effective recycling technologies to guarantee the sustainability of aeronautics components. The project started in July 2020 and will last 32 months. Alongside consortium partner TNO (Hague, Netherlands), the Dutch research center, the project will analyze different recycling methods, including mechanical, thermal, chemical and biological recycling.

In the search for biocomposites recovery solutions based on circular economy goals, any feasible alternatives will be adapted to the characteristics of biocomposites and tested to scale in the laboratory. The project is also expected to demonstrate technical feasibility at pre-industrial scale. 

The ELIOT Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme within the framework of the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement number 886416.