Promoter: GIVAWARE, LDAPartners:
ASSOCIAÇÃO UNIVERSIDADE-EMPRESA PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO-TECMINHO
BEYONDCOMPOSITE - COMPOSITE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, LDA
CIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
EEA Grants: 420.394,70€
Total Amount: 494.582,00€
Grace Code: PT-INNOVATION-0109Programme:
The project's main objective is the development of modular systems, based on the recycling of plastic waste, to benefit and monitor marine life. To achieve the general result, a list of specific objectives was structured, namely:
- Development of a modular solution for artificial reefs through EcoDesign;
- Study of a plastic waste recycling process;
- Development of EcoComposite materials from plastic waste, previously recycled and transformed;
- Development of modular reef systems, developed from recycled plastic EcoComposites.
The achievement of this set of specific objectives is thus expected to achieve the general objective, which should result in a product, aimed at promoting the preservation of marine ecosystems and blue growth. In addition, it is also intended that this project, due to its technological advantages, will trigger a knock-on effect for other sectors, such as cosmetics, with the collection and reuse of algae developed on artificial reefs, at the end of their life cycle, as ingredient for product design in this area.
Based on the defined objectives and identified areas of application, this development represents an innovation in terms of materials, through the collection, recycling and transformation of plastic waste into recycled raw material for the development of new EcoComposites and their subsequent functionalization, for a positive impact in the future.