This September has been a milestone within the HELACS project, thanks to the celebration of the Summer Course face-to-face session that took place at Teruel’s Airport. This activity welcomed dozens of participants who had previously attended the online course sessions. This Summer Course addressed different lines of research in the recycling of composite materials in strategic sectors, such as aviation.
During the session, participants had the opportunity to learn about the innovations proposed by the HELACS project for the recycling of high-value components of large composite structures, which can be found in the structure of an aircraft. In this sense, the participants were able to witness the dismantling process of the first A380 in Spain, which is being carried out at PLATA's facilities, and to learn about the operation of the waterjet cutting processes.
The Summer Course has been complemented with technical knowledge linked to the green transition of the aeronautical industry, such as the chemical recycling of the BIZENTE and VIBES projects, and new lines of recycling of composites in other sectors such as the energy sector, which is being studied by the EOLO-HUBS project.