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Supporting the Electric Vehicle REVOLUTION through maximising EV Range and End-of-Life Vehicle Recovery through optimisation of recycled plastics and advanced light materials

Objective

REVOLUTION focusses on overcoming the challenges hindering the use of recycled materials, but more broadly, restricting the widespread adoption of circular economy principles in the automotive industry. Forthcoming ELV directives are expected to recognise the potential for plastics to enable a circular flow of materials in the automotive sector. Implementing minimum post-consumer recyclate (PCR) targets in any new plastic components in vehicles are currently being discussed. These targets will disrupt the automotive industry.
Currently PCR (closed-loop recycling) forms ~2% of the total plastics demanded across the automotive sector, and are not used in high-value or high-performing areas. REVOLUTION is proposing a disruptive innovation that will bring open-loop recycling to the forefront of automotive injection moulding. The variability of PCR causes a big problem for an industry where failure rates on 1 per million are accepted. REVOLUTION will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimise the input of recycled materials and injection moulding process to deliver high-quality parts. The AI-Platform will use data from three areas of the production process to predict part quality when using recycled materials. REVOLUTION will develop this platform, and develop a range of recycled formulations, including self-reinforced materials to deliver innovative components that offer light weighing, superior performance and distinctive end of life advantages for future EVs.
REVOLUTION brings together leading organisations from European strong-hold industries such as automotive, chemicals and plastics. The automotive industry is represented by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles through Tofas, CRF and Tier 1s Farplas and MAIER. LyondellBasell, Clariant and Altuglas provide strong representation of the European excellence in plastics and chemicals. These are joined by leading research organisations and SMEs to bring a solution to market that addresses the entire value chain.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FARPLAS OTOMOTIV ANONIM SIRKETI
Address
Tosb Otomotiv Mahallesi 3 Cad No 11 2
41420 Kocaeli
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 568 268,75

Participants (13)

TOFAS TURK OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 516 961,38
Address
Buyukdere Cad Tofas Han 145 Kat 4-5 Zincirlikuyu
34394 Sisli Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAIER SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 725
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASELL POLYOLEFINE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 206,25
Address
Bruhler Strasse 60
50389 Wesseling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLARIANT PLASTICS & COATINGS (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 171,25
Address
Bruningstr. 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTUGLAS INTERNATIONAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 107 625
Address
420 Rue D'estienne D'orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEATHLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 289 187,50
Address
Arkansasdreef 8
3565 AR Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 531 245
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Norner Research AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 542 275
Address
Asdalstrand 291
3960 Stathelle
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 920
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 395 525
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICONIQ INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 117 083,75
Address
Commercial House Millbank Business Park Lucan
K78X5W6 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 499 218,75
Address
Calle Early Ovington 24-8
41300 La Rinconada Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 500
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations