ENEA Project coordinator. As a Laboratory of the Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, ENEA TEMAF will coordinate FENICE project. ENEA TEMAF laboratory belongs to Territorial and Production Systems Sustainability Department (SSPT), and PROMAS Division. Specific background of TEMAF laboratory is about developing new semi-finished products for composites industry (nationalPOR-FESR projects “EEE-CFCC” and "FIREMAT", and EIT Raw Materials KAVA 5 upscaling project “C2CC”) for increased manufacturing sustainability and more effective EOL/recycling treatments. ENEA has a unique background in the development of inorganic materials and recyclable fiber reinforced composites. Specific expertise involved in FENICE are about fire resistant materials development, qualification (functional and mechanical) and optimisation. ENEA will coordinate the whole project and WP2 in particular. In WP2, it will be strongly supported by CNR-ISSMC, a nearby laboratory (same city) closely collaborating with ENEA Research Center in Faenza since 1994.
CRF, research centre of Stellantis group, will work on materials engineering, processes and components for the automotive application and ultimately the automotive OEMs. They will coordinate WP1 of the project. They will also participate to WP2 (T2.1), WP3 (T3.4), WP4 (T4.1, T4.2 and T4.3). Their core business is to support Stellantis OEM, about new more sustainable and safe materials for the weight reduction in the automotive sector, in this project by assessing FMLs as fire resistant materials for the battery box.
CNR will participate with the Institute of ISSMC. it will closely collaborate with ENEA in WP2 thanks to the unique background about inorganic prepregs and FML. CNR will also study carbon-reinforced geopolymeric composites (C+GEO) with low electrical conductivity (to be compatible with aluminium). This thermo-structural light materials will be used for parts which are expected to work above 140°C (up to 800°C) for long periods.
GS4C is a company specialised in the development of recyclable and sustainable composite solutions for Cradle2Cradle composites. GS4C patented an out of autoclave forming solution for FML and will be in charge of selection and procurement of Basalt Derived Mineral Fibres (BDMF) textiles, given their long lasting experience with this type of materials. In WP4 (T4.4) they will collect information about possible EOL treatments, demonstrating and optimising end-of-Life (EOL) treatments for FENICE developed FML.
Certimac is a technical body accredited for product analysis, certification and industrial research, offers specialist skills and innovative services to certify and increase the performance of materials and processes, and will be in charge of WP5 and will work in WP3 and WP4, thanks to their specific background about development, modelling and certification of fire-resistant thermal insulating systems for the construction and transports field.
CertiMaC will be in charge of WP5 and will work in WP3 and WP4, thanks to their specific background about development, modelling and certification of fire-resistant thermal insulating systems for the construction and transports field.
Italian SME focused on the development and application of property developed Hybrid PE/Epoxy resins capable of Thermoplastic behaving over their Tg with the consequence of being Thermo formable and Recycled. Furtherly, the Hybrid Resin, is solid at RT and Solvents/VOCs free while it become very low viscous (below the capillarity limit) at its molten stage. It cures in a few minutes at isothermal conditions. Crossfire is working to make, the Hybrid resin, either Bio and Recycled monomers sourced. Crossfire develop also the technology to transform their Hybrid resin prepregs into finished articles In Fenice they will be involved mainly in WP2 and WP3, but also in WP0 (GTM) since the solution seems one of the more interesting to be industralised.
In FENICE project GEM will contribute to material and process development, and battery pack design by means of a multi-physics approach. In many situations, a composite laminate is designed based on the structural requirements, but there are some cases where other physical phenomena must be taken into consideration. There are two fundamentally different types of interaction between the mechanics in the laminate and other processes: those that occur within the laminate layers and those that occur with the laminate as a boundary. Among the physical processes occur inside the laminate, the thermal effects are significant. In this scenario, the thermal design will be investigated in order to model the temperature fields and heat fluxes.
One of the two commercialisation partners. In charge of the commercialisation and industrualixation of FML semi-finished materials (prepregs and aluminium+prepregs colaminated products). Microtex can nowadays produce over 2.500.000 mq per year of carbon reinforced semifinished materials , with a turnover of over 25 milioni and about 100 employees.. Together with Crossfire, Microtex is expected to payback to the KIC the FENCE received funding, in case of successful commercialisation of the project.
RTO task partner required in FENICE, since it possesses unique know-how and facilities about recyclable prepreg production, to be employed in Cradle-to-Cradle FML development. They will be involved in WP2 and WP3 and might organise a workshop for composite manufacturers stakeholders around mid project.
The Life Cycle Group CyVi at the Institute of Molecular Sciences, University of Bordeaux works on life cycle approaches (Life Cycle Assessment and Material Flow Analysis) for Sustainable Chemistry and Materials Management. In the Field of fibre reinforced materials Bordeaux university has a unique background about LCSA. UBx will participate to WP4 by performing LCA about FMLs produced and recycled in various ways, discussing quantitatively environmental impacts of the new technologies and will be in charge of education activities, which might anyway also involve Italy and MACOF master on composite materials of University of Bologna.