The use of composite materials in the marine environment raises many scientific questions: durability, hygroscopic behaviour, ageing of structures, the impact of high pressure, mechanical stress or the degradation and end of life of its parts, coupled with their impact on the environment, are all fundamental issues. They are most of the time exacerbated when we talk about biobased composite materials and the use of reinforcing plant fibres.
Over two days on 22-23 April 2021, the Biobased Composites in Marine Environment Conference, organised in the framework of FLOWER Project, proposes to give an overview of the state of the art and to contribute to the dissemination of current works through four highlights:
1. Keynote talks
Pr. Jörg Müssig (U. of Bremen), Pr. Aart Van Vuure (KULeuven), Dr. James Blake & Dr. Jeanne Blanchard (U. of Southampton) and Ms. Rachel Moreau (One Step Ahead & Ocean As Common) confirmed their participation and will introduce the 4 sessions. Consult their biography and the provisional programme.
2. Scientific presentations
European experts in the various academic communities concerned (mechanics, biology, physics, chemistry) will share their latest advances on the following topics: Plant fibres and preforms for biobased composites materials; Matrices and interfaces; in-use properties in marine environment; Deconstruction, end of life, recycling and environmental assessment.
3. Companies pitchs
Discover how biocomposites inspire the maritime industry with the testimony of several European companies.
Are you a company that already experienced the incorporation of biobased materials in composites and want to showcase your products or activities? Or do you intend to do so but did not have the opportunity yet or still face some issues
4. Individual meetings
You will have the opportunity to network in both industrial and academic communities, deepen some topics or engage future collaborations with the other participants onsite or online through the B2B meeting platform*, facilitated by BDI’s EEN team for the Eurolarge Innovation programme.
*You will be able to register on the meeting platform and book your meetings with a link provided after your registration.