Objectives of the commitment
(i) Stimulate and enhance the cooperation between researchers from the EU, Africa and Latin America, (ii) promote the opportunities offered by the EU to international partners, (iii) divulge on a EU level and internationally the best practices of the European mining industry and the European companies, products and services, (iv) identify investment areas in Europe, (v) offer training and education related to the mining activity to students and professionals from the EU, Africa and Latin America, (vi) prepare a memorandum to promote cooperation with regard to research between the EU and African and Latin American countries and (vii) use existing networks, common language and heritage to promote Europe as a gateway to Africa and Latin America.
Description of the activities
(ii) Newsletter in e-bulletin format to be published four times a year;
(iii) Seminars to be held at Brussels;
(iv) Meetings 4 times a year with 4 partner countries with high level representatives of African and Latin American countries to prepare a memorandum on research and innovation;
(v) Workshops with African and Latin American delegates at target country (twice a year).
Description of the expected impacts
(i) Foster cooperation between researchers on a EU level but also with Africa and Latin America, (ii) foster balanced partnerships between EU and non-EU companies (iii), export EU know-how, (iv) foster exchange of professionals and students (alumni) of target countries, (v) increase investment in Europeâs industry, (vi) increase the number of available professionals at EU and worldwide level, (vii) increase awareness of EU potential and opportunities offered by the EU, (viii) improve the relationship with African and Latin American countries and (ix) foster closer relations of EU and non-EU Universities and non-profit organisations in the raw materials sector.
Coordinating organisation & role
Name of the coordinating organisation: ANIET â AssociaÃ§Ã£o Nacional da IndÃºstria Extractiva e TransformadoraCountry: PortugalEntity profile: OtherRole within the commitment:
(i) Convene and preside over the meetings of the projectâs members, (ii) set up the website (choose contracted entity, layout, image and content), (iii) choose information being published on the website, (iv) gather contributions of members and prepare newsletter, (v) propose new members, (vi) authorise members to insert information on the website directly, (vii) keep the website updated in the Portuguese and English version, (viii) propose seminars, workshops and conferences and the members that shall organise them and (ix) monitor the websitesâ users and assess and divulge the outcome of the seminars, workshops and conferences.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur FÃ¶rderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
Name of the organisation: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur FÃ¶rderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V. Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Fraunhofer will lead the CFRP and GFRP recycling research.
Fraunhofer will perform corrosion tests on the developed materials.
Fraunhofer will work with CIDAUT on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project. Fraunhofer is the Quality Manager of the Consortium and will oversee deliverables and general reporting are produced with the best possible quality following agreed review standards.
Name of the organisation: Fundacion Cidaut Country: Spain Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: CIDAUT will lead the research activities on materials recycling and compounding, implementing lab scale demonstrators of each process at its premises and, later, supporting end-users upscale the processes.
CIDAUT will perform mechanical tests, microstructural analyses, injection moulding capability studies on the developed materails, and will work with Fraunhofer on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project.
RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV)
Name of the organisation: RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV) Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: RWTH will implement the novel 3D Generative Preforming process (3D Fibre Spraying) that enables to create high-value long fibre-reinforced 3D preforms for thermoplastic and thermoset composites at low process costs (different kinds of yarn as a raw material, low tooling costs due to low cavity pressures). This cost effective technology allows to align the sprayed fibres in order to produce high-performance, engineered anisotropic products.
Universita' di Cagliari
Name of the organisation: Universita' di Cagliari Country: Italy Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: University of Cagliari is one of the leading European organization in the resin design and coupling with thermoplastic and thermose materials. University of Cagliari will support in the definition of the composite materials, both from CFRP/GFRP, ABS and Rare Earth composite material.
Name of the organisation: Relight Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: RELIGHT will work with ITRB to provide the research partners with residues for the recycled ABS supply and the REE recovery processes, including their HydroWEEE process as part of the processes to be studied and analyzed.
Name of the organisation: Piaggio Aerospace Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - large company
Role within the commitment: Piaggio Aerospace is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Piaggio will assist in the compounds selection, provide Fraunhofer with specific corrosion requirements on business jet size aircraft, and will assess that the developed materials performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.
Name of the organisation: Blackshape Aircrafts Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: Blackshape Aircrafts is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Blackshape will support to fulfill the requirements of the aeronautics industry on ultra light jet, light jet and trainer for Syllabus, and will assess that the developed alloys performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.
Name of the organisation: KU Leuven Country: Belgium Entity profile: Academia
Role within the commitment: KUL will collaborate on the balance problem studies and will lead the rare earth recovery research with the solvometallurgical and ionometallurgical processes.
KUL will also contribute to the final compounding selection.
KUL is the Dissemination Manager of the project, promoting that all partners are active on the project Dissemination.
Name of the organisation: FIDAMC Country: Spain Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: FIDAMC is going to lead the Work Package on Compression Moulding with CFRP-enhanced materials. As part of the AIRBUS Group, FIDAMC will also be able to provide the input material.
FIDAMC successfully developed a 3D Printer of own design to serve the Aerospace Industry and will be supporting Smart Lab 3D Industries in its 3D printer design.
COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER
Name of the organisation: COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER Country: Canada Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Composite Innovation Center is one of the world leading organization in the field of Composite materials, both from carbon fiber and vegetal-based fibers.
Composite Innovation center has successfully implemented, at lab-scale, recycling processes for CFRP and GFRP.
Existing EU Contribution: No
Period to implement the commitment: from 01-06-2014 to 31-12-2018