ASC Sustainable Composite Design Competition

2024 Challenge

The competition kicks off in January 2024. 
Stay tuned for the announcements

Competition  Winners

2023 Challenge 

Design a Renewable Power Generation System (RPGS) for a temporary small tent/cabin at a remote location suffering from a climate and/or a geo-political disaster such as temporary relocation due to fires, floods, migration, civil unrest, or war. 

March 23rd, 2023 : CONCEPT REVIEWS
(Click to view the event on You Tube)
Next Deadline: Final Report May 15,2023 

 Discussion Group Link for Teams (Members only)

P George,  The Boeing Company
W Avery, The Boeing Company (Retired)
J Meegan, Solvay Composite Materials
F Barnes, Gen2 Carbon Fiber
I Kitano,  Teijin Ltd.
D Walter,  Comp. Recycling Tech. Center

Competition Resources Link:
The Prize: $1000 to the Winning Team

  • Design a system that delivers >= 400 Watts (daily average); operates for >= 100 days, and maximizes the power/weight ratio
  • Demonstrate that the components have cradle-to-cradle circular sustainability
  • Estimate the carbon footprint reduced through the circularity of the composites in the designed system. 
Metrics for Design Evaluation
  • Innovative use of sustainable materials and processes in the conceptual design of the proposed RPGS
  • Preliminary design evaluation on how the design and it’s the essential components to meet the requirements. The presentation and the report must elaborate on:
    • How the system meets the power (400 W) requirements and can remain in service for 100 days 
    • What composite materials are selected from renewable and recycled streams
    • How the selected materials and manufacturing processes meet the energy and carbon footprint minimization goals. 
    • the scalability of the proposed design and the impacts on the product costs. 
  • Open to all ASC members - Teams can have professional members, student members or a combination. 
  • Team size between 3-6 persons; Interdisciplinary teams that bring together the best of Engineering Design, Social Sciences, and Industry representation are encouraged.
September 20, 2022  Competition Announcement** at 37th ASC  Technical Conferene
September 26, 2022 Panel Discussion on the Sustainable Composites in Circular Economy 
**Participants are encourage to form teams and brainstorm on solutions
January 1-31, 2023 Team Registration
January 11, 2023 Networking Event for Teaming and Competition Q & A
March  23, 2023, 11 AM US EASTERN  RPGS Conceptual Design Webinar* (teams introduce their RPGS concepts)
May 15, 2023 Submit e-Report* (3000 word Executive Summary plus max 20 pgs as support.}
 *All submitted materials will be treated as Open Access resources 
June  15, 2023   Competition Winner Announcement

Related Events  Webinar #2  Webinar #1

Webinar #3: 

Reclaim and Reuse Strategies for Carbon Fibers: Two perspectives

Held on: November 28th, 2022, Time: 10 AM US/Eastern
Watch the recording:​
David L. Walter, Chief Executive Officer
Composite Recycling Technology Center
Frazer BarnesChairman & CTO

Gen 2 Carbon Ltd

Webinar #2: 

3Rs of Circular Design Philosophy: Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle

Prof.  Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Georgia Tech
Held on: October 24th, 2022, 10 AM US/Eastern
Watch the recording:​

Webinar/Panel Discussion #1: 

Composites Design for Sustainable Future: 
A Virtual Panel Discussion

Held on: September 26, 2022 @ 10 AM US/EDT
Watch the recording:​

Moderator: P George, The Boeing Company
Panel Members:
W Avery,
Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company (Retired), 
J Meegan, Associate Tech Fellow, Solvay Composite Materials,
F Barnes, Managing Director, Gen2 Carbon Fiber,
I Kitano, Chief Advanced Development Officer of Composites Business Unit, Teijin Ltd.
D Walter, CEO Composites Recycling Technology Center
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