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Research and development

In this area the main research and development activities carried on by Fiat Group in terms of environmental sustainability and more significant results achieved so far.

The environmental protection is a key point in the business management of Fiat Group and it is also the main issue taken into account in several projects. As a matter of fact, it is common practice using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate, along the whole life cycle, the environmental impacts of several solutions in terms of materials/processes, with the aim of ensuring the eco-compatibility.
In the Group, the strong participation, in the research perspective, is assurance by the involvement of specific Sectors and of Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), as a representative of the Group, in projects and at discussions in the most important round tables.
The main subjects dealt with inside the research and development projects are summarized in the following:

 

Development of new solutions for recycling and energy recovery of the Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR)

Target Fluff Project

The goal of the project is re-searching new market demand for the Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) and realize innovative energy recovery plants.

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Circular Economy activities

FCA is a stakeholder in Retrace, a Circular Economy project:

http://www.interregeurope.eu/retrace/ 

Feasibility of specific products starting from end of life vehicles’ materials

Rigenera project

The goal of the project is realizing specific products in different industrial sectors starting from specific flows of post-consumed materials.
Forbioplast project
The goal of the project is realizing specific products in different industrial sectors starting from specific flows of post-consumed materials and adding natural fibers from forest resources.

Research of new markets demand for end of life materials

TyRec4Life project

The goal of the project is increasing the use of rubber powder coming from End of Life Tires (ELTs) for asphalt rubber pavements.
TP-Pneus project
The goal of the project is realizing specific products in different industrial sectors starting from specific flows of post-consumed materials coming from end of life vehicles.