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R-ECOCAR - Renewable Composite Solutions for Solar-Powered Cars

Durata:
6 mesi (2023 - 2024)
Responsabile scientifico:
Tipo di progetto:
PNRR – Missione 4
Ente finanziatore:
MINISTERO (MUR)
Codice identificativo progetto:
CN00000023
Ruolo PoliTo:
Partner

Abstract

The project aims to use recycled carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) to produce 2 large automotive components, such as front bumper and rear tail of Emilia5 solar-powered vehicle built for the World Solar Challenge. These parts have an aerodynamic function, should host the front and back lights, beside possibly including the concomitant lamination of solar cells on top. CFRPs are increasingly popular materials because of their lightweight and superior mechanical performance. Unfortunately, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) CFRP parts clearly marks them as non-sustainable. Introducing this class of materials into a circular economy is thus paramount to reduce their overall carbon footprint and comply with EU regulation for vehicles. Validation of waste reuse in new applications is still one of the highest challenging issues in CFRPs recycling. The project's outcome will be the 2 components manufactured in recycled and virgin material and a dataset about the recyclability of the material.

Persone coinvolte

Dipartimenti coinvolti

Partner

  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - Coordinatore
  • POLITECNICO DI BARI
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Parole chiave

Settori ERC

PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile (Sustainable Development Goals)

Obiettivo 9. Costruire un'infrastruttura resiliente e promuovere l'innovazione ed una industrializzazione equa, responsabile e sostenibile

Budget

Costo totale progetto: € 265.830,00
Contributo totale progetto: € 239.000,00
Costo totale PoliTo: € 38.055,00
Contributo PoliTo: € 34.000,00