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Meet Decision Makers From:

  • Automotive OEMs
  • Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Advanced/Sustainable Material Manufacturers
  • Software Solutions
  • Blockchain Solutions
  • Recycling & Reuse Companies

With The Following Job Titles:

SVP, VP, Chief, Principal, Director, Head, Manager, General Manager of -

  • Life Cycle, Life Cycle Analysis, LCA/Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainability / Sustainable
  • Carbon Neutrality / Carbon Neutral
  • Environment / Environmental
  • Circular Economy
  • End Of Life 
  • Remanufacturing
  • Renewable
  • Natural Fibres / Biomaterials
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Plastics, Coatings & Adhesives
  • Advanced Materials
  • Decarbonization
  • Recycling / Recyclability
  • Battery Technology
  • Adhesive Debonding
  • ESG / Environmental, Social & Governance
  • Government/Governance/Regulatory/Regulation
  • HSE / EHS / Environmental Health & Safety



Day 1 – 25 January, 2023

Examining Potential Solutions To Challenges Regarding Cost Effective Decarbonization Approaches, The Standardization Of LCA Calculations, And Use Of Sustainable Materials

OEMs Collaborating With The Supply Chain To Achieve Science-Based Targets

“Multiple perspectives evaluating different approaches to the relative strengths and weaknesses of different carbon footprint reduction strategies”

08:40 Chairs Opening Remarks

“The ultimate objective is to reduce carbon and improve environmental impacts while maintaining cost-effectiveness and profitability. Considering the roadmaps OEMs are implementing today for creating carbon-neutral vehicles. Have some OEMs implemented a more efficient method for LCA calculations, and how are they currently engaging their supply chains?”


08:50 OEM Roadmaps On Working With Materials And Component Suppliers To Achieve Decarbonization Goals

Presenting actionable success stories, new concept implementations, and evaluating innovative new approaches.

0850 SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION IN ACTION Working on The Material & Component Part Supply Chain To Achieve Science-Based Targets To Reduce The Co2 Footprint

This session outlines roadmaps for and practical experiences in working with material and component suppliers to achieve science-based targets that should reduce co2 impacts.

Optimizing tier one and tier two communication to build awareness of carbon reduction throughout the supply chain.

- How OEM plans and goals translate not only to material selection but also difficult to recycle materials 

- Success stories so far, including addressing real-world challenges

- Conclusions and takeaways

09:20 SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS, PARTS, AND COMPONENTS OEM Perspectives On The Types Of Sustainable Materials They Would Like To See In Their Products To Achieve Co2 Goals

Concerning metal materials, the pathways for green steel and increased use of recovered aluminum are already well understood. As manufacturers attempt to lower the weight of vehicles, however, there will be a need to increase the usage of lighter reinforced composite elements, including using more different types of easier-to-recycle bio-materials and alternatives to conventional plastics. From exterior door panels to dashboards and external plastic components, this will result in a total rethinking of the vehicle supply chain.

- What is acceptable and possible to lower embodied carbon and increase the number of recyclable nonmetal materials?

- What is the vision for employing the future generation of non-metallic, sustainable materials for particular parts and components?

- Success examples about supply chain engagement and overcoming key obstacles.

- Conclusions and lessons learned

09:40 NON-METALS MATERIALS SUPPLIER PERSPECTIVE A Component Part Supplier Perspective On Minimizing The Impacts Of Difficult To Recycle Fossil Fuel Based Plastics In The Future – One Example Of Strategies To Achieve This?

- Figuring out innovative solutions to reduce the footprint of non-metal plastics and reinforced composites.

- Identifying solutions that are scalable for high-volume production

10:00 – 10:20 Curated Questions & Discussion

10:20 – 10;50 Morning refreshment break and networking in the exhibition area

Gaining A Comprehensive Understanding Of How OEMs And The Supply Chain Calculate LCA, Highlighting Differences, And Learning The Most Current LCA Standardization Practices


10:50 Application Of LCA Methodologies To Be More Consistent And Ultimately, To Make The Reporting  More Simple For Customers To Understand

OEMs and supply chain partners employ diverse LCA calculation approaches. The use phase can be challenging to calculate while developing LCA techniques for the entire vehicle and specific components.

The following panel compares OEM and supplier techniques to interpret LCA criteria for whole vehicles as well as specific parts, components, and materials.

10:50 OEM WHOLE VEHICLE LCA Establishing An LCA Methodology For An Entire BEV Rationalizing Key Assumptions For The Use Phase And End Of Life Portion

Outlining the methodology and highlighting critical assumptions regarding the use phase plus end of the life portion

- Experiences in the exchange and use of data

- How to treat recycled content as part of the LCA.

- Working with suppliers to deliver a consistent approach

- Key conclusions and opinions on the future of standardization

11:20 SUPPLIER LCA PERSPECTIVES Best Practice LCA Methodology Implementation For Specific Materials & Components

Two contrasting case studies. Each case study will address:

- Outlining the strengths and potential gaps with our interpretation of the LCA calculation

- Describing the key assumptions and why they were made while managing the use phase of the calculation

- End-of-life handling

- Key conclusions and opinions on the future roadmap for standardization

               11:20 ONE _ COMPOSITE MATERIAL Exterior Reinforced Composite LCA

               11:40 TWO_ COMPONENT PART Interior Plastic Component LCA Study

12:00 LCA TOOLS AND DATABASES Comparing The Merits Of Different Tools, Databases & Approaches For LCA Calculations Including GABI, IMDS & Supplier Data Utilization (20 minutes)  

12:20 Curated Questions & Discussion “Evaluating Opportunities To Standardize LCA Calculations.”.

              12:40 – 13:40 Networking Lunch Break

Pathways For Recycling Plastics & Reinforced Composites, As Well As Utilizing Eco-Friendly Natural & Plant-Based Alternatives At Scale


13:40 Incorporating Circularity Principles into the Sustainability of Non-Metal Materials

Recycling composites and polymers comprised of heterogeneous components can be complicated and expensive. Utilizing non-metallic materials with a lower level of embodied carbon and choosing materials that are easier to recycle is now essential. It now must be considered in the design phase. Likewise, disassembly and bonding of similar materials are complex and must be considered. How do OEMs integrate decarbonization and recycling methods into the design phase, particularly for multi-material and non-metallic materials?

13:40 OEM DESIGN FOR RECYCLING CASE STUDY End-Of-Life Design For Plastics, Reinforced Composites, And Key Materials Difficult To Extract From Mechanical Recycling And Shedding

For the end of life of plastics, reinforced composites, and their parts and components, a design roadmap that considers the limitations of mechanical recycling and shedding now needs to be created to meet mechanical recycling and shedding difficulties.

- Strategies for recycling fiber-reinforced panels and synthetics to make things better right now

- Switching from mechanical recycling and multiple shedding of materials with plastic parts to a higher-quality recycling process and higher-quality recycling

- Taking care of the most critical problems when planning for the end of life during the design stage

- Changing the business culture of designers, materials engineers, and manufacturers while bringing recycling job functions into the conversation

- Results of the design for the recycling initiative

- Conclusions and takeaways

14:05 OEM HOLISTIC VIEW ON SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS MATERIAL MANAGEMENT Solutions To Ensure A Broader, More Sustainable Approach To The Management And Application Of Plastics Materials

- Changing the culture and implementing alternatives to difficult-to-recycle plastics throughout the design phase

- Together with recycling partners, identifying plant-based and organic options that might potentially be scaled up for high-volume manufacturing at competitive costs

- Innovative mechanical recycling and chemical end-of-life strategies

- Evaluating the next wave of biomaterials

- Conclusions and takeaways

14:30 DISASSEMBLY AND DEBONDING OF MULTI-MATERIAL COMBINATIONS Investigating Solutions For Disassembly & Debonding Of Multi-Material Combinations At The End Of Life

- Comparing the efficacy of various disassembly processes and bonding

- For instance, exploring the possibilities of reversible adhesives while taking safety concerns into account (ensuring that the glue does not detach prematurely).

- Conclusions and key learnings

14:55 PLASTIC COMPONENTS SUPPLIER PERSPECTIVE Improving The End-Of-Life Recyclability Of Components Constructed From Non-Metal Mixed Material Combinations, Including Polymer Plastics

Adopting a practical approach to mechanical recycling and end-of-life concerns as a provider of multiple material parts.

- Increasing the end-of-life plastic recycling rate for mixed-material components

- Investigating the upcoming spate of probable answers

- Bringing attention to the design process as a source of components

- Lessons learned

15:20 Curated, Extended Q&A

15:40 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


16:10 Identifying The Kind Of Fiber-Reinforcement Materials, Panels, And Media That Will Be Most Advantageous In Terms Of Sustainability And Cost In The Future

The next session will go through techniques for recycling fiber-reinforced panels materials, panels, and media  

- Addressing the difficulties of fiber reinforced panel collection, recycling, and reuse

- Investigating cost-effective alternatives

- So far, conclusions and lessons have been drawn

16:30 Questions and discussion 


16:40 Achieving The Future Goal Of Separating Multi-Material Components Before Mechanical Shedding To Enable Economically Feasible Alternatives For Disassembling And Recycling

Evaluation of innovative technologies and processes focusing on the future in collaboration with OEMs.

- What possibilities exist for enhancing the sophistication of mechanical shedding?

- Considering new logistical methods and distribution infrastructure to manage new waste streams while capitalizing on the legacy of the North American vehicle recycling industry

17:05 Curated questions and discussion


17:15 Addressing The Next Wave Of Sustainable Materials To Replace Difficult-To-Recycle Plastics & Reinforced Composites  

They are assessing plastic alternatives' present status and availability, including the newest bio and natural fiber reinforcement technologies. Which boutique solutions are potentially scalable for high-volume production?

17:15 Natural Fiber Reinforcements

17:35 Exotic Natural Materials Including Walnut Shells, Cork, and Coconut For Plastics Replacement

17:45 Examining Plant Based Examining The Usage Of Plant Based Materials For Exterior Components

18:05 Curated questions and discussion


615 Chair’s closing remarks


620 pm Networking drinks reception


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