Obiettivo 9. Costruire un'infrastruttura resiliente e promuovere l'innovazione ed una industrializzazione equa, responsabile e sostenibile
The European Green Deal aims at Europe as the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Research and innovation on technologies allowing intense exploitation of renewable energy is paramount. Renewable energy sources are, for their very nature, fluctuating, and potentially generating extreme conditions. Adaptation and optimisation of current processes to changes caused by increased use of renewable energy sources is particularly important in energy-intensive industries. Novel materials are needed to sustain conditions, such as higher temperatures and corrosive environments and, at the same time, guarantee energy efficiency and high-performances.Materials potentially able to withstand such extreme conditions keeping excellent thermo-mechanical properties already exist, but are currently used only in sectors such as aerospace due to the high production costs: Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs).In CEM-WAVE we aim at introducing an innovative CMC production process, based on Microwave-assisted Chemical Vapour Infiltration (MW-CVI) technologies. This novel proposed process will extremely reduce processing costs, thus making CMCs sustainable for process industries in energy-intensive sectors such as steelmaking. In more detail, CEM-WAVE aims at validating, in a radiant tube furnace, a small scale CMC-based tube embedded with sensors, substituting Inconel/Stainless steel alloys currently employed. The research and innovation work will be flanked by Artificial Intelligence (AI)-aided modelling research to predict the material behaviour, and will develop innovative joining and coating technologies to produce complex shaped components and further improving their high-temperature corrosion resistance. Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life-Cycle Costing (LCC) and Thermoeconomic Analysis (TA) will guarantee that the project follows at every step the best directions in term of sustainability and future market uptake of the generated results.
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
FRICKE UND MALLAH MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
ARCHER TECHNICOAT LIMITED
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACION INVESTIGACION E INVERSION SL
The aim of CoACH (Advanced glasses, Composites And Ceramics for High growth Industries) is to offer a multidisciplinary training in the field of high-tech GLASSES, CERAMICS and COMPOSITES based on effective and proven industry-academia cooperation. Our scientific goals are to develop advanced knowledge on glass and ceramic based materials and to develop innovative, cost-competitive, and environmentally acceptable materials and processing technologies. The inter/multi-disciplinary and -sectorial characteristic is guaranteed by the presence of 5 academic partners and 10 companies having top class expertise in glass, ceramic and composite science and technology, modelling, design, characterization and commercialization. Advanced materials fall within the KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES (KETs) and are themselves an emerging supra-disciplinary field; expertise on these new materials brings competitiveness in the strategic thematic areas of: HEALTH-innovative glass and composite for biomedical applications, ENERGY-innovative glass, ceramic and composite materials for energy harvesting/scavenging, solid oxide electrolysis cells and oil, gas and petrochemical industries, ICT-new glass fibre sensors embedded in smart coatings for harsh environment, ENVIRONMENT-new and low cost glass, ceramic and composite materials from waste.The originality of the research programme is to be seen in the supra-disciplinary approach to new glass- and ceramic- based materials and their applications: recruited researchers will benefit from a complete set of equipment and expertise enabling them to develop advanced knowledge in KETs and strategic thematic areas for the EU and to convert it into products for economic and social benefit. The effective research methodology used by the partners and the mutual exploitation of their complementary competences have been successfully experienced in the past in long term common research cooperation and in on-going common projects, including a Marie Curie ITN
NAGCESA- Novel antiferroelectric glass-ceramics for energy storage applications, (2014-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico
The proposed training-through-research programme aims to develop novel materials for energy storage applications that would overcome the performance limitations related to the existing materials systems. This will be tackled by fabricating and characterizing recently discovered ABC antiferroelectrics which have never been previously synthesized. The novel materials will be studied in their crystalline form, and additionally glass-ceramics with the coexistence of ABC crystalline and glassy phases will be sintered and characterized, with the aim of improving electrical breakdown strength and energy density properties. The fellowship programme contains a series of complementary experimental training and several activities that will strengthen dissemination, project management and leadership skills of the fellow and it represents an excellent opportunity to prepare the ground for an independent research career. The exploitation of the present research is ensured by a solid scientific and industrial network connected to the fellow and to the host institution.
Studio di fattibilità relativo all’ingegnerizzazione della soluzione oggetto della vostra domanda di brevetto Europeo EP14194365.4 di IRIS SRL et al. “Dispositivo per il trattamento al plasma dei rifiuti solidi” (PROGETTO BREVETTI + 2 CODICE CUP C14E17000470001; DOMANDA NR 5500022), (2018-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico