14 October 2021
The equipment currently used in energy-intensive industries is push to the limit, but improvement for this and future equipment, is essential to increase production efficiency, component lifetime and reduce environmental impact. Innovation on the materials is the key, and, with this in mind, the EU-funded project FORGE is set to develop novel coatings of compositionally complex alloys and ceramics, combining machine learning models, thermodynamic calculations, and high-throughput experiments.
FORGE will demonstrate these coatings on components for industrial processes in Steelmaking, Aluminium, Tiles and Cement industries such components for CO2-capture, waste heat recovery, components undergoing wear and in kilns, defying the acting degradation forces, and assuring coating effectiveness with smart monitoring of their deterioration.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant agreement 958457.
Senior project manager
Alvise Bianchin, M.Sc. in Material Science at University of Padua, 2007. Senior Project Manager in the Research department of MBN Nanomaterialia. He joined the company in 2008, ever since working in national and European projects regarding the development of materials, mainly in the field of energy, and in methods for material powder production via mechanical alloying. He has developed experience in various powder systems, such as metal alloy and composites, as well as in the processes for their consolidation and deposition.