08 Mar '12, 9am

Revving up sustainable transportation with research alliances

Revving up sustainable transportation with research alliances

Two of Alcoa Foundation’s academic partners are addressing sustainable transportation through a combination of basic and applied research. The foundation’s partnership with The Ohio State University Institute for Materials Research is designing a new class of light vehicle structures with reduced weight, improved fuel efficiency and recyclability at the end of the vehicle’s useful life. The project is developing, refining and testing methods of joining aluminum, magnesium, steel and composites. These new designs will increase mileage, passenger safety, vehicle handling and longevity. Researchers are also experimenting with rearrangement of components, to allow for mass customization at reduced cost. Ultimately, the partnership between Alcoa Foundation and OSU will lead to a new class of economically competitive light vehicles with short logistic chains, which can be manufa...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/08/revving-sustainab...

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