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

The REWIND project combines the principles of lean production and eco-efficiency in three industry pilots at Stena Recycling, Volvo AB and IKEA GreenTech. The objective is to retain the value embedded in materials with circular strategies (reuse, remanufacture, recycle, repurpose, etc.). Lessons learnt from the pilots will be used to develop educational tools for engineers and industry leaders to accelerate the uptake of best practices for circularity and sustainable production.

By applying circularity concepts and principles in industrial processes, the overall production systems’ resource efficiency can be improved. This leads to reduced dependency on natural resources and strategic materials, and helps to guarantee future production of environmentally-sound materials, components and products.

The principles of eco-efficiency and circularity are complex to implement; piloting in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders is a key to success. The consortium will capitalise on the expertise of the academic and industrial partners to make use of digital technologies, assessment methods, strategic planning tools and materials research to realise opportunities towards a circular economy.

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

DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V.

Weesp, Netherlands

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

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

https://www.chalmers.se/sv/projekt/Sidor/E...

Latest update

2019-09-06