Objectives of the commitment
To consider recent work on Cascade use of wood and take into consideration the different views of the forestry wood chain stakeholders, in order to try to share a common definition of the efficient use of wood resource, including both the ideas of cascade use and production efficiency.
The potential for extending the efficiency concept not only to resource availability but also to economical added value (first), then to social and environmental value of the resource use system will be explored.
In a short term perspective, the partnership wishes to evaluate the possible conditions for a feasible effective economical, social and environmental beneficial implementation of this principle in specific cases, taking into consideration for example regional particularities, infrastructures characteritics and market demands.
Description of the activities
The scientific partners of the commitment foresee to start with a draft description of the concepts leading to an "efficient use of wood resources".
A first workshop gathering all the partners, experts and stakeholders will then be held to try to converge on a definition or a set of principles, and to select generic study cases for the identification of a set of "Efficient use approaches" which would integrate the "conditions for a sustainable development of efficient use of wood resources".
The experts would therefore bring to the table the measurement methodology aspects, on the basis of existing Sustainability Impact Assessment methods and tools, and identify the needs for further develpment of these tools. Important choices would have to be discussed on system boundaries for these analyses (value chains include, space and time).
After a limited study time, a second workshop would bring together all partners for a discussion on the findings about these "conditions", to translate these into practical recommandations.
The ideas for integration of economical added value, social and environmental aspects into the "Efficient use of wood resources" concept would then also be discussed.
Description of the expected impacts
Further development and evolution of the cascade use concept by including all important stakeholders and actors.
Deeper understanding of the concept and its implementation consequences.
Enhancement of the sustainable development of the European Forest based sector, and support and interlinkage with the commitments "Mobilization of wood", "European Hardwoods innovation alliance" and "Recycling of wood". Scientifc based advise to the raw material policy development at the EC services and to EU member states in relation to the cascade use concept.
Coordinating organisation & role
Name of the coordinating organisation: FCBACountry: FranceEntity profile: OtherRole within the commitment:
Coordinator together with NOVA Institute, Michael Carus.
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 01-04-2016 to 31-03-2019