Enabling REuse, REmanufacturing and REcycling Within INDustrial systems (REWIND)
Research Project , 2019 – 2022

To remain competitive on the global market, industry is continuously improving economic, social and environmental performance. The REWIND project seeks to take advantage of current industrial trends in digitalisation and sustainability. Capitalising on the expertise of the academic and industrial partners, the consortium will make use of digital technologies, assessment methods, strategic planning tools and materials research to realise opportunities towards a circular economy. Combining the principles of lean production and eco-efficiency within the processes of Stena Recycling, Volvo AB and IKEA GreenTech, the objective is to retain the value embedded in materials with circular strategies (reuse, remanufacture, recycle, repurpose and other recovery routes). These principles are complex to implement; piloting in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders is a key to success. These pilot cases will provide examples of circular economy in the Swedish industry, help to increase competitiveness, and raise Sweden’s profile on the international scene. Lessons learnt from all three pilots will be generalised and used to develop educational tools for engineers and industry leaders to accelerate the uptake of best practices for circularity and sustainable production. By doing so, the overall production systems’ resource efficiency can be improved and our dependence on natural resources and strategic materials can be reduced to guarantee future production of environmentally-sound materials, components and products.

Participants

Mélanie Despeisse (contact)

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Arpita Chari

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

XIAOXIA CHEN

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Clarissa Alejandra González Chávez

vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Björn Johansson

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Ninan Theradapuzha Mathew

Projektassistent vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Collaborations

Join Business & Technology

Lund, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

ReFind Technologies

Gothenburg, Sweden

Stena Recycling AB

Göteborg, Sweden

University of Skövde

Skövde, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2019-06-19