• The company will contribute its proprietary technology for the thermal recycling of composite materials to optimize this process in the aeronautical industry

The TIANA innovation project, in which ACCIONA is participating, has been launched with the aim of developing solutions to meet the technological challenges facing the aeronautical sector, particularly in terms of cost, speed and eco-efficiency.

One of the objectives of the project, coordinated by Airbus, is to develop solutions that ensure the sustainability of aircraft and their manufacturing processes by reducing their environmental impact. This will be achieved by reducing energy consumption compared to current processes, as well as by reducing the waste generated and recycling or reusing it.

ACCIONA’s role will be based mainly on the study of solutions that optimize the recycling process of composite materials from the aeronautical sector, in order to obtain a secondary raw material that can be reintroduced into the industry. To this end, the company will adapt its thermal recycling process to suit the specific characteristics of these composites and develop a new material based on recycled carbon fibers.

The ultimate goal of the project is to achieve greater independence in the use of virgin raw materials in the aeronautical sector, thus contributing to its energy transition towards a more sustainable model.

The TIANA project has a total budget of more than €9.15 billion - funded by the Center for Technological Development (CDTI) within the Aeronautical Technology Program (PTA) 2023 - and has a development timeframe of 26 months.

In addition to the role played by ACCIONA and Airbus, the project involves other key players in the aeronautical industry, such as Aciturri, MTorres, Tecnatom and Obuu; as well as high-level technological and research collaborators, such as FIDAMC, LCOE, AIMPLAS, AICIA, Tekniker, IMDEA, the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid.


The project is subsidized by the CDTI and financed by the European Union – NextGenerationEU