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Substitution of Critical Raw Materials on Aluminium Alloys for electrical vehicles

Objective

The EC and national public officials are well aware of the economic importance and supply risk of Critical Raw Materials and are promoting solutions which are feasible, reliable and cost-effective to reduce this dependence. SALEMA addresses this concern for the CRM-reliant high performance Aluminium grades required in electrical vehicles.
Changing the input materials required to produce these advanced alloys, SALEMA proposes a circular economy model using scrap metal as an alternative source of Critical Raw Materials and the substitution of CRM for commonly available alloying elements. These developments will be deployed in four industrial pilots (High Pressure Die Casting, Cold and Hot Sheet Stamping, and profile Extrusion), representing the most relevant processes in aluminium manufacture for lightweight automobiles.
SALEMA puts together an industrially and user-driven consortium that represents the whole sector of aluminium in automotive applications, who will extensively work during 3 years to proof that the presentedmeasures are competitive, technically feasible and contribute towards circular economy strategies and sustainability goals. The project addresses in a coordinated and cooperative manner the key challenges in the different levels of the value chain: improving scrap classification and sorting systems to turn scrap into a valuable raw material; demonstrating the feasibility to substitute CRMs in alloying systems; developing recycled aluminium alloys with improved mechanical performance; optimizing High Pressure Die Casting, sheet metal Stamping and Extrusion processes in a timely and cost-efficient manner in order to ensure the adoption of the developed alloys.
SALEMA will deliver 4 industrial pilots, validate the new developed Al alloys with 5 car-part demonstrations in 5 industrial case studies, which guarantees a prompt industrial deployment and take up.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 401 821,40

Participants (15)

AUTOTECH ENGINEERING SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 610 914,08
Address
Calle Alfonso Xii 16
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 485 097,23
Address
Sowinskiego 5
44 100 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 532 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASAS ALUMINYUM SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 425 019,79
Address
Ruzgarlibahce Mah. Kumlu Sok. Asas Ism. 2
34810 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAFFMETAL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 658 437,50
Address
Via Malpaga 82
25070 Casto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMET TRAITEMENTS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 384 058,50
Address
Rivage De Boubier 25
6200 Chatelet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 662 860
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 414 000
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 168
1150 Brussels
Activity type
Other
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 651 746,53
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 825
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 125
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Other
PROFILGLASS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 435 225
Address
Via Meda 28
61032 Hamlet Bellocchi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENDURANCE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 778 360,42
Address
Via Regione Pozzo 26
10034 Chivasso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAGOR EDERLAN S.COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 862 438,57
Address
Torrebaso Pasealekua 7
20540 Eskoriatza Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 261 794,61
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)