Development and demonstrators of durable biobased composites for a marine environment | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

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Development and demonstrators of durable biobased composites for a marine environment

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

CENTEXBEL

Lead partner

address

France

Contact

Project budget

4 129 325

ERDF amount

2 477 595

ERDF rate

60%

Date de début

01/03/2019

Date de fin

31/08/2022

Common challenge

There is a growing demand for composites for applications in a marine environment due to the growing markets for fish & seaweed farming, energy harvesting, boats, pontons, anchoring and buoy elements, etc. (cfrs Solent LEP – Innovation strategy 2016 , The blue cluster, Flemish spearhead cluster) At present only petrol-based composites are applied. Concern is growing about the long-term ecological impact. Litter and microplastics are contaminating the sea, having a detrimental impact on sea-life (cfr Flemish action plan against litter in sea). Therefore, renewable materials should be developed; reducing the depletion of the fossil based materials, limiting emission of greenhouse gases and reducing ecotoxic impact of microplastics. At the same time, the materials should meet the highest technical performance and withstand longterm harsh sea environment including mechanical forces, aggressive environment, intense UV light etc. Meeting this duality is a major challenge.

Partners

France

CETI - Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants

Belgium/Flanders

VLIZ - Flanders Marine Institute

France

Association for research and developement of industrial processing methods (ARMINES)

Netherlands

Poly Products

England

University of Plymouth

England

University of Portsmouth

England

Marine South East Ltd

France

MATIKEM

France

IFREMER

Netherlands

REWIN

Observers

Belgium/Flanders

Sioen Industries

France

Safilin

France

Decathlon

Belgium/Flanders

Weverij Flipts & Dobbels

Belgium/Flanders

The Blue Cluster

England

British Marine

Netherlands

Materials innovation institute (M2i)

Netherlands

Werkendam Maritime Industries (WMI)

Netherlands

deKlerk waterbouw

Belgium/Flanders

OVAM