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Light and recyclable car (LIRECAR)

Objective

Automotive industry is committed to the Voluntary agreement on CO2 emissions reduction and will be subjected to the EU Directive on End of Life Vehicles. Use of lightweight materials is one of the promising solutions to meet the CO2 emission reduction target. Lightweight design options will also have met the recycling targets. These issues have to be investigated using a holistic approach in order to avoid omission or shifting of potential environmental impacts from a product life cycle phase to another. LIRECAR aims at assessing the environmental impacts of lightweight materials all through their life cycle. Study will be based on Life Cycle Assessment methodology following the ISO 1404X standards. Results will consist of an analysis of the strong and weak points of lightweight design scenarios and guidelines for better integration of environmental aspects in car design phase.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

REGIENOV GROUPEMENT D INTERET ECONOMIQUE*
Address
Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
France

Participants (7)

ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
Address
42-58,Ipc 42-58
65423 Ruesselsheim
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
FORD WERKE AG
Germany
Address
1,Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koeln
PE EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
76,Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Address
Ezfm 1785
38436 Wolfsburg
VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Dep. 90000
405 31 Goeteborg