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Resource Conservative Manufacturing- transforming waste into high value resource through closed-loop product systems

Objective

In a world with growing pressures on resources and the environment, the EU has no choice but to go for the transition to a resource-efficient and ultimately regenerative circular economy. The main objective of the ResCoM project is to develop an innovative framework and a collaborative software platform for the industrial implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems.

In ResCoM, four manufacturers who are active in B2B and B2C markets (Gorenje, tedrive, Bugaboo and Loewe) will pilot a closed loop product system in their businesses. These pilots will demonstrate how the collecting, remanufacturing and upcycling of discarded products into new added-value products will be cost-effective, resource-efficient and more sustainable than the current linear manufacturing systems.

To support the pilot development, the ResCoM consortium will develop a framework based on methodologies and tools that take in account the complex, dynamic interation between product design (design for multiple product lifecycles), supply chain management (integrated supply chains), business model development (closed-loop business models) and remanufacturing processes .

To support the pilot operations, the ResCoM consortium will develop a software platform consisting of a closed-loop product lifecycle management module coupled with a materials information module. The platform will help guide design decisions by illustrating the benefits of closed loop product design in terms of resource efficiency, CO2 production and energy use, and will provide business metrics such as lifecycle cost estimates, rapid identification of critical materials, product specific and remanufacturing considerations and legislative requirements. The platform will be tested and evaluated by the manufacturers.

The ResCoM project results will be useful within a wide range of businesses and will equip industries and policy-makers with the tools required to support the transition to a closed-loop model.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 925 640
Administrative Contact
Karlsson Sara (Ms.)

Participants (11)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 512,76
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 513 021
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Conny Bakker (Dr.)
INSTITUT EUROPEEN D ADMINISTRATION DES AFFAIRES
France
EU contribution
€ 457 330
Address
Boulevard De Constance 903F
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sophie Peronnet (Ms.)
Eurostep AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 605 460
Address
Drottninggatan 68
11121 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Håkan Kårdén (Mr.)
IDEAL&CO EXPLORE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 373 848
Address
Conradstraat 8 E
1018 NG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Pauw (Mrs.)
GRANTA DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 415 316
Address
Clifton Road 62 Rustat House
CB1 7EG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Goddin (Dr.)
GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 102 780
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Kotnik (Mr.)
Loewe Opta GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 203,20
Address
Industriestrasse
D96317 Kronach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hermann Zeuß (Mr.)
TEDRIVE STEERING SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 000
Address
Henry Ford Ii Strasse 15
42489 Wulfrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heike Schuermann (Mrs.)
BUGABOO INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 132 984
Address
Paasheuvelweg 9 A B
1105 BE Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raoul Meerten (Mr.)
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 286
Address
Medina Road 42 The Sail Loft 42
PO31 7BX Cowes Isle Of Wight
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jon Ely (Mr.)