Mass Transit

Viritech and Haydale pursue new functionalized materials for Type V composite vessels for hydrogen storage

Goal is considerable weight savings via lightweight, impermeable pressure vessels without a liner, further advance in Graph-Pro structural storage tanks with integrated fixation.

Carbon Fibers

Future Materials Group report addresses advanced materials and climate change

Report analyzes sustainability strategy development, the role of carbon fiber in the global energy transition, and profitability challenges faced by wind OEMs. 

Energy Storage

NCC reaches milestone in composite cryogenic hydrogen program

The National Composites Centre is testing composite cryogenic storage tank demonstrators with increasing complexity, to support U.K. transition to the hydrogen economy.


Nabrawind receives financial support from Fortescue Future Industries

The company aims to grow product portfolio and market for wind energy technologies such as a modular blade joint and foundation solution.


ZeroAvia and Absolut Hydrogen partner to develop liquid hydrogen refueling infrastructure for aircraft operations

Partnership supports development of LH2-powered aircraft with up to 80 seats by 2027 and robust airport infrastructure.

Energy Storage

Airborne, Accudyne partner to provide automated composites solutions worldwide

The two companies have signed an MOA to collaborate on further development of digital automation systems for composites manufacturing in aerospace, renewable energy, future mobility and more.


EconCore, Solarge launch lightweight, sustainable solar panel

Netherlands-based EconCore and Solarge have collaborated to develop a composite solar panel that offers weight savings of up to 65%.


Hexagon Agility Mobile Pipeline supplied to CNG project in Jordan

Headed by fuel station chain Masanseer Oil & Gas, the lightweight composite X-Store modules will enable large-volume CNG transportation and distribution, improving project economics, scalability.

Energy Storage

U.S. DOE strategy to accelerate, expand domestic offshore wind

Newly released, department-wide strategy will tap the United States’ vast potential of offshore wind energy deployment to meet 30 GW goal by 2030.


Cevotec grows commercial activities in China

Collaboration with two new international sales partners will bring Cevotec’s fiber patch placement (FPP) technology to the forefront of the Chinese composites industry.


Siemens Gamesa, Airborne develop automatic preforming robot system for offshore wind blades

Danish-funded ALMA project furthers collaboration, adds new functionality, advanced sensor systems and digital twinning for reduced man-hours, waste and cost per blade.


JEC World 2023 preview: SGL Carbon

SGL Carbon launches new 50K Sigrafil C T50-4.9/235 carbon fiber, which will match the high strength requirements for pressure vessels, for example, to store hydrogen at 700 bar.


Hi-DEN project targets novel high-pressure hydrogen storage innovations

Carbon ThreeSixty, alongside partners Antich & Sons and Viritech, will manufacture, integrate and demonstrate a volumetrically efficient composite hydrogen system for land transport, short-haul aerospace.  


Collins Aerospace to lead COCOLIH2T project

Project for thermoplastic composite liquid hydrogen tanks aims for two demonstrators and TRL 4 by 2025.  


RWE Sofia offshore wind farm to use Siemens RecyclableBlades

Large offshore wind farm in the U.K. will have 44 out of 100 of its wind turbines equipped with recyclable composite blades, the largest order to date.  


CompPair adapts HealTech composites to LCM processes

The new system, demonstrated through the manufacture of a large-scale wind turbine blade section, enables the repair and recovery of infused composite structures within minutes.  

Hi-Temp Resins

UniSQ fire-retardant resins development bolster bushfire mitigation

The University of Southern Queensland has received funding to be used in the development of cost-effective composite resins to increase the resilience of wind turbine blades against bushfire exposure.  

Energy Storage

European project EoLO-HUBs targets wind turbine blade recycling

The 18-member consortium will develop and use green chemistry processes to recycle composite materials and, among others, optimize the dismantling of wind farms through advanced software.  

Energy Storage

Interior Department proposes first offshore wind sale in Gulf of Mexico

Proposed lease stipulations would prioritize workforce training, domestic supply chain development, fishery protection and community engagement.  


EuCIA participates in EU-funded REFRESH wind blade recycling project

REFRESH consortium aims to develop, demonstrate a novel system to enable improved recycling of glass fiber-reinforced composites derived from wind turbine dismantling or reblading.  

Energy Storage

Annual report finds U.S. offshore wind nearly doubled in 2022

Key report findings from the Business Network for Offshore Wind note that investments in U.S. market tripled in size to $9.8 billion, despite economic headwinds.  

Energy Storage

Siemens Gamesa to establish offshore wind turbine nacelle facility in New York

Second U.S. facility and several new supplier facilities are intended to build economic, employment and environmental sustainability in the U.S.  

Energy Storage

Longtime partner New Flyer selects Hexagon Purus to outfit hydrogen transit bus

Hexagon Purus will continue to supply Type IV hydrogen tanks for the Xcelsior Charge H2 fuel cell electric bus, the tanks of which will be produced out of Hexagon’s new Maryland facility.  

Additive Manufacturing

U.S. DOE announces $30 million wind turbine materials, manufacturing funding opportunity

Funding opportunity seeks to increase cost efficiency of wind power generation through R&D projects for lightweight composite materials, streamlined 3D printing processes.

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