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Author: Krzysztof Tomiczek Published at: 31.05.2022 Last update: 31.05.2022

1. April 2022 the implementation of the European project EuReComp started at the Silesian University of Technology. The project manager is Prof. Sebastian Werle, coordinator of the 6th Priority Research Area.

On April 1, 2022 the EUReCOMP project started.

EUReCOMP aims to provide sustainable methods for recycling and reuse of composite materials, coming from components used in various industries, such as aeronautics and wind energy. The main pathways to achieving 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 the reduction of waste and transformation to high-added-value products. To achieve these goals, EUReCOMP is expected to exploit larger parts of composite components, by implementing machining methods and developing novel technologies for their repair and redesign. Chemical processes will be mainly used for the reclamation of raw materials preserved from recyclable parts. EUReCOMP’s fills the existing gap of managing the wastes generated by disposed FRPs from the wind energy sector and aeronautics. Moving to this direction, dead parts from aircraft and wind blades will be used as new sources for recycled FRPs. Carbon and glass fibre scraps derived from these processes will be chemically treated, using a pilot line of solvolysis and a novel plasma-assisted solvent recycling process, reclaiming either continuous tows or chopped fibres. Advanced manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, pre-impregnation, filament Winding, and compression will be used to manufacture end products in the fields of naval, transport and automotive, utilizing materials produced during both machining and chemical processes.

The Consortium is made up of 25 Scientific and Industrial Partners led by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece). The project is implemented at the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in the following Faculties:

  • Faculty of Energy and Environmental and Engineering: Department of Thermal Technology, Department of Air Protection with Project Coordinator at the SUT prof. Sebastian Werle, and the leader of the benchmarking- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) task, prof. Krzysztof Pikoń.
  • Faculty of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Department of Engineering Materials and Biomedicals with the leader of the process solution and fibre treatment task, prof. Tomasz Tański.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101058089. Project’s budget 8 903 632.00 EUR.

EUReCOMP (European Recycling and Closed Loop Recycling of Materials from Large Composite Components).



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