The strategic objective of CARBOPREC is to develop low cost precursors for lightweight composite materials from renewable materials widely available in Europe (lignin and cellulose) reinforced by carbon nanotube (CNT) to produce high performance carbon fibre or automotive and wind energy applications.

Project information

Project duration

2013 – 2017


Project partners

  • Arkema France SA (France), (Coordination)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB (Germany) / Fraunhofer CBP
  • Balakovo Carbon Production LLC (Russian Federation)
  • Association pour le Developpement de l'Enseignement et des Recherche aupres des Universites, des Centres de Recherche et des Entreprises d'Aquitaine (France)
  • Renault S.A.S. (France)
  • Sigmatex (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Plastinov SNE S.A.S. (France)
  • University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • FIL.VA Srl (Italy)
  • M.D.P. Materials Design and Processing Srl (Italy)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg (Germany)
  • Avana Industries Kft (Hungary)
  • Fundacion para la Promocion de la Innovacion, Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico en la Industria de Automocion de Galicia (Spain)
  • Alma Consulting Group S.A.S. (France)


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The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°604215.