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POWDERBLADE SIGNED

Commercialisation of Advanced Composite Material Technology: Carbon-Glass Hybrid in PowderEpoxy for Large (60-100m) Wind Turbine Blades

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Project "POWDERBLADE" data sheet

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Coordinator
EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA 

Organization address
address: UDARAS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AN CHOILL RUA
city: INVERIN
postcode: CO. GALWAY
website: www.eirecomposites.com

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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website http://www.powderblade.com
 Total cost 3˙558˙500 €
 EC max contribution 2˙731˙700 € (77%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2. (PRIORITY 'Industrial leadership')
 Code Call H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2019-12-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA IE (INVERIN) coordinator 1˙535˙800.00
2    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK (EDINBURGH) participant 445˙000.00
3    SE BLADES TECHNOLOGY BV NL (HENGELO) participant 393˙400.00
4    INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT CENTRE LIMITED IE (GALWAY) participant 357˙500.00

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 Project objective

POWDERBLADE aims to gain market acceptance and rapid market take up of an innovative materials technology involving carbon/glass fibres in powder epoxy to be commercialised initially in the production of larger wind turbine blades (60 metre ). The immediate impact of this disruptive materials technology in the wind energy sector will be reduced wind turbine cost (-20%). This in turn will lead to increased productivity of low-carbon energy from more rapid market deployment of large turbines. The reduction in costs and increase in productivity will reduce the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for the European citizen – the ultimate beneficiary of this innovation. This ambitious project is led by Éire Composites, an established industry player in composites manufacturing for the Aerospace and Renewable sectors and an experienced FP7/Horizon 2020 participant.In the year after project end, ÉireComposites will generate over €7m in revenue from direct sales of larger blade components using the new materials, increasing to €39m by 2021. The longer term commercial strategy is to focus on recurring revenues from the supply of advanced materials directly to manufacturers to produce blades and other products under license. This revenue stream will generate €60m by 2021. ÉireComposites will employ an additional 78 staff in direct production at project end increasing to 489 employees over both revenue streams three years later. Suzlon, a large wind OEM and end user, is the second industry partner. Their involvement demonstrates early market acceptance of the new technology. Suzlon are committed to investing substantial funds in the commercialisation of this technology in return for the opportunity to gain significantly as the first large industry player to market with light, cost-effective carbon-glass hybrid blades. Technology partner (University of Edinburgh) and innovation specialists (WestBIC) will support the industry partners in achieving the goals of POWDERBLADE.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Social Media Channels Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 15:09:12
Project Website & Videos Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 15:09:12
Publications Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:09:12
Certified Materials and Report on Benchmarking Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-01-24 15:09:12
End User Future Innovation Panel Report Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:09:12

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of POWDERBLADE deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Dimitrios Mamalis, Tomas Flanagan, Conchúr M.Ó\'Brádaigh
Effect of Fibre Straightness and Sizing in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Powder Epoxy Composites
published pages: , ISSN: 1359-835X, DOI:
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing July 2018 2020-03-05
2018 James M.Maguire, Kapileswar Nayak, Conchúr M.Ó\'Brádaigh
Characterisation of epoxy powders for processing thick-section composite structures
published pages: Pages 112-121, ISSN: 0264-1275, DOI:
Materials & Design Volume 139, October 2017 2020-03-05
2018 Colin Robert, Dimitrios Mamalis, Parvez Alam, Austin D. Lafferty, Cormac Ó Cadhain, Gearóid Breathnach, Edward D. McCarthy, Conchúr M. Ó Brádaigh
POWDER EPOXY BASED UD-CFRP MANUFACTURING ROUTES FOR WIND AND TIDAL TURBINE BLADES
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2020-01-24
2017 Dimitrios Mamalis, Tomas Flanagan, Adrian Doyle, Conchúr M. Ó Brádaigh
A Carbon Fibre Reinforced Powder Epoxy Manufacturing Process for Tidal Turbine Blades
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2020-01-24
2018 Conor Glennon*, Tomas Flanagan, Adrian Doyle, Gavin Kelly, Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, William Finnegan
DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSITE TIDAL TURBINE BLADES
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2020-01-24

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