Environmental benefits of new materials in automotive applications-LCE focusing on the recycling phase

Johannes GEDIGA, Michael BETZ
2001 Journal of Advanced Science  
Modern car concepts make use of more and more lightweight materials in order to reduce the fuel consumption during the car use. Thus, the environmental burdens during the production phase of the cars rise mostly, compared to the traditional materials. But the cars can be understood as rolling stocks of secondary resources. The recycling contributes to energy and resource conservation as well as emission reduction. The paper aims at demonstrating the use of Life Cycle Assessment, focusing on
more » ... nt, focusing on environmental benefits during recycling within the context of the whole car life cycle. The relations between the environmental profiles of virgin and secondary materials are resolved and the effects on the environmental sound material selection are presented.
doi:10.2978/jsas.13.222 fatcat:x4p7xgpyabc47ng4tlp4yk76ki