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INV19: Circular Economy and Sustainable Processes in the Automotive and Transport Value Chain
Wednesday, 18/Apr/2018:
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: Schubert 4

Session Abstract

The objective of sustainability must include a whole life-cycle assessment, particularly in the road transport sector where vehicles are produced in millions and comprise large quantities of diverse materials and components. Trends towards electrification and automation will lead towards the use of new lighter materials, as well as even more electronics: the recyclability or reusability must be ensured. Moreover, the trend towards sharing mobility could lead to more intensive use of vehicles over a shorter lifetime compared with privately-owned vehicles. A critical challenge is to set up sustainable processes in the industry value chain in order to guarantee a sustainable sourcing of materials, optimise the use of resources at design and production levels, and put in place a circular economy based on recycling, re-use and second life. The session will present different stakeholder’s perspectives on the issues and potential solutions to be developed, within the automotive value chain and from other transport industries.


  • Xavier Aertsens, ERTRAC


  • Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, Valeo, ERTRAC 


  • Pierre Robert, Michelin Test Ambition Program
  • Hugo-Maria Schally, European Commission DG ENVI
  • Speaker from an NGO, invited
  • Jean-Luc Brossard, PFA - French Automotive Platform
  • Thierry Goger, FEHRL
  • Thilo Bein, Fraunhofer LBF, ERTRAC
  • Bettina Schreck, Industrial Development Officer for Energy Systems and Infrastructure, UNIDO

No contributions were assigned to this session.

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