The Life-Comp0live project team of the University of Jaén participated, along with the rest of partners, in an international biocomposites workshop organised at the Technocampus Composites in Nantes (France). In the forum, the prototypes manufactured with the material developed in the project were presented by Ford Company (Germany) and Calliplast and Plasturgia (France). During these days, the General Assembly of the project was held at the facilities of the French partner Calliplast.
The LIFE COMP0LIVE project (LIFE18 ENV/ES/000309) aims to revalorise pruning waste into new biocomposites (polymeric matrix plus olive fibre) for both the automotive sector and the urban and household furniture sector. This strategy advocates a Circular Economy that highlights, a double environmental benefit: (i) to avoid the burning of waste and (ii) to avoid the use of fossil fuel to produce the composites for industrial uses.
The consortium is coordinated by the Centro Tecnológico del Plástico Andaltec (Spain), and is formed by Caliplast and Plasturgia (France), Ford Company (Germany), and the Spanish partners: University of Jaén (UJA), Citoliva and Matricería Peña.
This project is funded by the EASME (European Commission), in the framework of the LIFE projects, and takes place in the period 2019-2023.
More information: https://www.lifecompolive.eu/