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EuCIA highlights opportunities for composites under EU Green Deal energy strategies
value chain partner in this fast growing
market. Maintaining the highest safety
levels as storage demand increases is
also a priority.
Global objectives ©European Commission
The EC's goals present huge opportunities
for the composites industry in
Europe, Dr. Lima da Cunha went on to
say. EU production of composite materials
is estimated to be around 1000
ktons currently. The Commission has
calculated that to achieve 300 GW of
offshore wind capacity in 2050 about
4000 ktons of composite materials
will be required for the turbine blades,
nacelles and other components (assuming
the same technology and materials
as in 2021). This would mean,
on average, a yearly additional composites
production of approximately
130 ktons, equating to 13% annual
market growth. This assumes that all
the composite materials for offshore
installations are produced in Europe,
which is not the case today.
There are a number of challenges for
the EU composites industry:
- Safeguarding production capacity to
guarantee availability of the forecast
volume of materials;
- Developing new composite materials
that are recyclable, yet enable the
manufacture of larger turbine blades
and withstand the harsher conditions
of deeper offshore waters;
- Ensuring that the EU composites
sector is a reliable value chain partner
in this fast growing market.
Hydrogen strategy -
industrial applications and mobility
The EC's hydrogen strategy prioritises
the deployment of renewable hydrogen
and focuses on two lead markets:
- Industrial applications: replace fossil
energy
and
fossil-based
hydrogen
(with a focus on chemical feedstock);
- Mobility: hydrogen as (direct) fuel
in heavy-duty road vehicles, trains,
buses and other commercial fleets,
and hydrogen in fuel cells for electrical
mobility.
The main opportunity for the composites
industry centres on safe storage
of hydrogen for mobility applications,
although there are also opportunities
to use composite materials in hydrogen
production plants and transportation
pipelines. The strategy document does
state the amount of storage capacity required,
but a vast increase in the need
for high pressure tanks is expected.
Today, hydrogen storage tanks manufactured
from carbon fibre composites
are employed in hydrogen powered
passenger cars such as the Toyota
Mirai. According to the EU-funded
Light Vehicle 2025 project, annual
production of hydrogen cars could
reach 2 million in 2030, requiring 150
ktons of carbon fibre composites per
year in 2030 (globally). These volumes
would require a huge step up in carbon
fibre production capacity from today's
level.
Similar challenges to those foreseen in
the offshore renewables sector remain:
developing the production capacity
to meet the required volumes of
storage tanks, satisfying sustainability
requirements, and becoming a reliable
" We, as EuCIA, will help our members
connect with relevant opportunities, "
Ben Drogt stated. " Composites are used
in many diverse end user segments, which
is why EuCIA partners with downstream
associations. This connection with the
end user immediately creates consortia
for work on specific topics. We are
already collaborating effectively with
WindEurope and European Boating
Industry, and we can look to do the same
with associations dealing with hydrogen
mobility. We will also continue to facilitate
networking activities to explore the
numerous opportunities for composites
presented by other strategies linked to the
Green Deal. "
More information:
www.eucia.eu
Focus
Headquartered in Brussels, the European
Composites Industry Association (EuCIA)
represents European national composite
associations as well as industry-specific
sector groups at EU level. With the support
of its members EuCIA is actively contributing
to building an economically and environmentally
sustainable European composites
industry. EuCIA closely monitors
relevant standards and legislation, actively
communicates the ways in which composites
contribute to a more sustainable world,
and promotes educational activities. Our
initiatives aim to enable the healthy growth
and continued competitiveness of more
than 10,000 companies and an estimated
150,000 employees involved in composites
manufacturing across Europe.
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EU support for
research and innovation
The EC offers funding and support for
the offshore renewables and hydrogen
markets through a variety of programmes,
including Horizon Europe,
InvestEU and NextGenerationEU. The
European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and
the Clean Hydrogen Partnership also
support research and innovation along
the hydrogen value chain.
Feature Energy
http://www.eucia.eu

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021

Cover
Edito
«Our goal is to deliver a car that you only need to charge once or twice a year»
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Agenda
Training - ‘‘We have always provided experienced personnel to support our clients composites operations’’
Lightweighting - Novel, affordable solutions for lightweight automotive and aerospace parts
BUSINESS
Market - Carbon fibre: China accelerates the timelines
Development - Five decades of composites, from raw materials to finished parts
MANUFACTURING
Injection - Hollow stereolithographic structures reinforced by short carbon fibres
FEATURE ENERGY: Are Composites ubiquitous in the Energy sector ?
- Hydrogen: Hydrogen permeation testing on non-metallic materials
- Strategy: EuCIA highlights opportunities for composites under EU Green Deal energy strategies
- Consortium - Megapol by EDF: the polymer wild card of the nuclear sector
- Windblade - Vestas V236-15.0 MW: the Eiffel Tower of the seas
- Raw materials: New surfacing technology enabling high-quality paint-ready surfaces
- Natural fibre - The Green Nacelle: pioneering natural-fibre composites in wind energy
- Recycling: Zero-emission blade recycling
- Recycling: FAIRMAT raises 8.6 million euros for carbon fibre composites recycling
SOLUTIONS
e&e - Gita mini, the Sherpa robot
Textile - A ‘‘Composite Textile’’ brand from Japan
Railway - Composites won’t be left standing on the platform
TECHNOLOGY
Vitrimers - Fibre-reinforced composites with a vitrimer matrix
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - «Our goal is to deliver a car that you only need to charge once or twice a year»
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 10
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Training - ‘‘We have always provided experienced personnel to support our clients composites operations’’
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Lightweighting - Novel, affordable solutions for lightweight automotive and aerospace parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Market - Carbon fibre: China accelerates the timelines
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 18
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Development - Five decades of composites, from raw materials to finished parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Injection - Hollow stereolithographic structures reinforced by short carbon fibres
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 23
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Hydrogen: Hydrogen permeation testing on non-metallic materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Strategy: EuCIA highlights opportunities for composites under EU Green Deal energy strategies
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Consortium - Megapol by EDF: the polymer wild card of the nuclear sector
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Windblade - Vestas V236-15.0 MW: the Eiffel Tower of the seas
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Raw materials: New surfacing technology enabling high-quality paint-ready surfaces
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Natural fibre - The Green Nacelle: pioneering natural-fibre composites in wind energy
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Recycling: Zero-emission blade recycling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Recycling: FAIRMAT raises 8.6 million euros for carbon fibre composites recycling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - e&e - Gita mini, the Sherpa robot
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Textile - A ‘‘Composite Textile’’ brand from Japan
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Railway - Composites won’t be left standing on the platform
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Vitrimers - Fibre-reinforced composites with a vitrimer matrix
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