The conference, presented by the consortium in charge of the project, of which the CARTIF Technology Center is a part, will take place on September 11, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the AEICE Headquarters. The workshop will focus on the different uses of recycled fiberglass as an innovative process within the circular economy.
The objectives to be achieved are mainly four: transmit knowledge, share the experiences acquired in the projects, spread innovation and learn from experts in the field. With all this, it is intended that attendees meet, in a simple way, their expectations of ‘expertise’ in methodology and systems for the use of recycled fiberglass based on the circular economy.
The full program of the day will be divided into four parts. An initial focused on the national circular economy strategy, which is the basis that encompasses the entire workshop. This first intervention will focus on the reuse and recycling of materials in order to create added value throughout the value chain, reducing waste and taking advantage of available resources, in a process that extends the life cycle of products.
It will continue with an exhibition of the importance of collaborative innovation to obtain the distinction in the sector and provide society with knowledge in methods that will make a difference in the future. We will also have expert researchers and the industry insight to highlight fiberglass reuse processes. Likewise, the workshop will end with the intervention of representatives of European projects who will share their practical cases in the application of the reuse of fiberglass in sectors such as aerospace and naval.
The objective of the LIFE REFIBRE project is to promote the integrated management of glass fiber reinforced plastic waste (GRP) that makes up the blades of wind turbines once their useful life has ended. It promotes the complete and high-quality recyclability of its main compound, fiberglass (64% total by weight), favoring the recovery of these wastes in favor of a reduction in their presence in landfills and giving them a second life cycle to an application with high added value: its incorporation into asphalt agglomerate.
Entities such as ICCL, Grupo INCOSA, Blasgón and San Gregorio, as well as CARTIF itself, participate in this initiative of the European LIFE program, which has a total budget of € 1,789,539.