The C2CC Project
CO2 emissions regulation force car manufacturers to aim at significant weight reduction, which seems possible only through extent substitution of metals with Polymer Composite Materials (PMC).
Currently, PMC are only used for luxury cars due to high costs, and cannot be considered fully environmentally friendly, due to wastes associated to these production (up to 30% by weight of prepreg is wasted) and non-recyclability.
C2CC project will focus on these drawbacks, employing recyclable fibers together with recyclable and biobased polymers.
C2CC project will demonstrate the technical feasibility of these solutions on real automotive components, which will be produced employing current industrial facilities (prepreg lamination+autoclave processing).
Moreover C2CC will assess environmental benefits of the new solution (which are expected in term of lower embodied energy and C-emissions) through LCSA analysis.
An automotive supplier, together with CRF (FCA research center) will engineer and produce these components. Qualification will be performed to demonstrate compliance with automotive industry expectations.
Circular economy models: new solutions for the transport sector
Claudio Mingazzini (ENEA) is going to present the C2CC project’s experience about circular economy models. The webinar will be held, in Italian, on the 7th november 2020 at 4.30 p.m., within the Festival of Technical Culture of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
Join on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWjAzkWNBySt3kJIfRlZKkA
Application of C2CC project results to wind sector
Claudio Mingazzini (ENEA) is going to present the C2CC project’s experience at Eolis 2020, on the 20th of November at 2.30pm. Online event: windeurope.org/eolis2020/