Next-Gen Composites Recycling: Annual composite meeting 2024

How are composites best recycled? Join this event where representatives from the technologies at the forefront of composite recycling present and debate recycling principles and the sustainable futures for composites.


The Composite Section invites the entire composite industry to the most exciting composite debate of the year: What are viable solutions for end-of-life composites?
At the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Composite Section on May 23rd, we have assembled a panel of representatives for various end-of-life solutions.

The event will feature introductions to the recycling of composites by various experts and organizations, including:

Each representative will share their organization’s approach to the recycling of composites, including pyrolysis, solvolysis, recycling in cement production, and more.

Participants will then engage in a debate on the recycling and sustainability of composites moderated by Janus Kirkeby, M.Sc., PhD, Circularity, Resources & Health from Ramboll.
Following the debate, the traditional Danish Composite Award will be presented, celebrating outstanding thesis projects on composites.

But that’s not all. Attendees can also expect:

  • Excellent networking opportunities with industry professionals.
  • Exquisite catering and an inspiring atmosphere.
  • A dinner party for those staying into the evening (free for the first 60 participants)

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion and development of the composite industry’s efforts towards sustainable solutions for end-of-life solutions for composites.


11:00 Arrival, network and sandwich
12.00 Welcome and Introduction

Klaus Kamper, JUPITER BACH, Sales Director, Chair of The Danish Plastics Federation Composite Section

Facilitator: Janus Kirkeby, Rambøll Denmark A/S, Head of Section Circularity, Resources and Health

 12.10 Introduction Plastindustrien

Christina Busk, The Danish Plastics Federation, Environmental Policy Chief

12:25 Introduction to CETEC

Simon Frølich, Danish Technological Institute, Vice Director, PhD

Troels Bach Nielsen, VESTAS, Materials and Recycling Wizard

12:40 Introduction to CEMBUREAU

Nikos Nikolakakos, CEMBUREAU, Environment and Resources Manager

12:55 Introduction to EuCIA

Raphaël Pleynet, EuCIA, Managing Director

13:10 Introduction to MAKEEN Energy

Irene Bach Velling Villadsen, MAKEEN, R&D Project Manager

Jakob Eltzholtz, MAKEEN Energy, Process Engineer

13:25 Coffee Break and Network – preparing for panel discussion
13.45 Panel debate on recycling technologies for composites

These, and other questions, will be debated:

• Can fiber composites be recycled ?
• Is the solution scalable? What is the readiness of the solution ?
• How does the business case look like ?
• Are fiber composites sustainable ?
• What are the barriers? Ie. technical?, economical? other?

Facilitator: Janus Kirkeby, Rambøll Denmark A/S, Head of Section Circularity, Resources and Health

Panelists: Irene Bach Velling Villadsen, Jakob Eltzholtz, Simon Frølich, Troels Bach Nielsen, Nikos Nikolakakos, Raphaël Pleynet & Christina Busk

15:30 Coffee Break and Network
16:00 Danish Composite Award 2024 – Award ceremony

Chair of Composite Section Klaus Kamper



Award winner presentation: Lucie Maryvonne Laborderie

MSc. Project Presentation: Simulation and experimental validation of the infusion process for wind turbine blades

16.30 Award winner presentation: Peter Hede Broberg

Ph.d. Project presentation: Predictive Simulation of the Creation of Wrinkles during Preform Manufacturing (of composites)

16.50 Departure for Canal cruise
17.00 Canal cruise
18.15 Dinner at restaurant ”Maven”, Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen


The event is free and open to all who work professionally with composites or are students within the field of composites.

The first 60 people can participate for free in the evening dinner  (a no-show fee  will be charged in case of absence)

Members of the composite section have priority.

Sign up using the form below.

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