€5.6 million EU-funded project aims to mainstream remanufacturing

Aerospace is one of the sectors targeted by the CREDIT project.

A Horizon Europe-funded project is attempting to build a digital platform that will facilitate remanufacturing and circularity.

The project, CREDIT, has received funding to the tune of €5.6 Million from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme. It is specifically targeting remanufacturing in white goods, automotive, telecommunications, and aerospace.

Led by Idener, a Spanish engineering company, the project plans to construct a suite of remanufacturing-enabled digital services, including AI-based decision support systems, DLT-based traceability and quality control, predictive maintenance, and support tools like Augmented Reality.

The group also intends to incorporate effective training and experience at manufacturing sites via “a comprehensive education and upskilling methodology”.

Digital twin technology will play a role too, and project coordinator Lidia Parrilla Benitez said: “Remanufacturing and circularity-enabling initiatives are crucial for reducing waste and extending the lifecycle of products. By integrating Digital Twin technology, we can optimise these processes and innovate with precision, setting a precedent for future advancements towards a greener industry”.

CREDIT will develop five manufacturing-focused use cases during its lifespan.

“The digital platform built by CREDIT will be applicable across multiple industries via scaled replicability studies and seeks to ultimately achieve TRL7” said a statement, referring to the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) specified in the Horizon 2020 work programme.

International collaboration is another key element, and Michael Browne, CEO of CREDIT partner Crowdhelix, said projects like CREDIT “drive ground-breaking research across multiple manufacturing industries by promoting international collaboration and first-rate science”.

“The project also speaks to the ambitions of the Made in Europe innovation agenda, bringing together leading organisations from European manufacturing ecosystems to nurture their leadership in circular industries, ensuring that Europe has a competitive, green manufacturing sector”.

“Crowdhelix is privileged to contribute to such a significant project by helping to bringing key stakeholders from across the project’s lengthy value chain together”.

For more information about the CREDIT project and its initiatives, visit the official project website at https://www.creditproject.eu/.