The ALMA project (Advanced Light Materials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicles) is an initiative in which nine European organisations will collaborate to improve the efficiency and autonomy of electric vehicles, by reducing the overall weight of the vehicle.
The EU funded project held its kick-off meeting on February 23-24, in which nine partners from four European Union countries participated. This consortium for a European Commission Horizon 2020 project seeks to strengthen collaboration across different disciplines of knowledge.
The group involves five private companies, three research centres and one international association: the members of the consortium, led by CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (Spain), include: Arcelormittal Maizieres Research (France), Ford-Werke (Germany), Innerspec Technologies Europe (Spain), BATZ S. Coop. (Spain), RESCOLL (France), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (Germany), Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO (Netherlands) and ISWA – International Solid Waste Association (Netherlands).
Raquel Ledo, Head of the Materials Innovation Area at CTAG and ALMA coordinator declared: “This project will not only represent an important advance for improving electric vehicle efficiency, but also a shift in the conventional linear conception of the automotive value chain, promoting its transformation towards a sector in which circular economy will be a driving force.”
ALMA will adopt circular economy principles from early stages through the application of eco-design strategies to create a new 100% electric vehicle platform “made to be recycled”.
For further information please click on the project presentation press release.