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Tuesday, June 1 • 11:15 - 11:40
From bottle to energy

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  • Renewable energy sector to re-think supply chain for raw materials
  • Shift from PVC-based chemistry to PET and bio-based materials
  • When will we have scalable technologies to recycle composites?

Renewable energy is a booming sector. Over the years, wind energy has been able to claim a prominent position in the landscape of sustainable energy, having reached cost parity with fossil fuels in 2019. This rapid development towards a widespread and cost-effective means of energy generation forces the industry to rethink its supply chain for both affordable and sustainable raw materials.
Gurit has been at the forefront of the wind revolution as a material supplier and over the years has continuously developed solutions to support the dynamic and innovative wind industry. Over the last few years we saw a shift from legacy core based on PVC chemistry to a more affordable and sustainable technology centred on thermoplastic and in particular PET. This shift is not only a matter of technologies used, it has put a strong focus on the complete supply chain to be able to deliver solutions that are not only affordable but also are increasingly sustainable, for example thanks to the use of recycled PET.
In addition to the use of recycled materials there is a strong trend towards bio based materials, such as Balsa wood or bio based epoxy for marine and other applications.
Challenges are still ahead of us as the industry looks at opportunities to improve the end of life impact of composite structures. While we become greener in our choice of materials the industry still lacks scalable technologies to fully recycle composite materials and structures.



Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Emiliano FRULLONI

Chief Technology Officer, GURIT
Dr. Emiliano Frulloni, Chief Technology Officer; PhD in Materials Science and Technology, University of Perugia; MBA Manchester Business SchoolItalian & British citizen, born 1974.Professional background (main stages) :2005 Development Engineer, Cytec Engineered Materials/2009 R&D... Read More →


Tuesday June 1, 2021 11:15 - 11:40 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)