Mobility – the way people and goods move – sits at the heart of our economy and lifestyles. The mobility revolution already underway represents a USD $2 trillion annual investment opportunity. Transportation currently accounts for 14% of all global CO2 emissions (or 9.2 Gt CO2e each year) and is one of the few sectors where annual emissions continue to rise.
A transition to net-zero transportation is vital. However, the transition is in conflict with economic growth that is fueling the growing demand for freight and personal transportation. This is a pivotal moment for transportation, magnified by the impact of COVID-19. Our transport system is currently WILD (Wasteful, Idle, Lopsided and Dirty) and needs to shift to a CLIC (Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean) model. At the same time it must enable, and even drive, a recovery in economic growth and future mobility.
The COVID-19 crisis presents us with a unique opportunity to revolutionise the global transportation transport and evolve to a more sustainable model.
All industries must join the “clean mobility movement” and composite stakeholders are key players in the revolution.
Eric SHREFFLER, VP Market Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Net-zero Enabling Lightweight Technology for Mass Production:
Alan BANKS, Lightweight Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company
Mass-production capable materials processing
Sustainability of Design
Disassembly and re-use of materials
A Zero Emission Future for Aviation:
Andy REYNOLDS, Head of Hydrogen Storage and Distribution Systems, Airbus
Can Hydrogen enable a Zero Emission future for Aviation?
The Energy Challenge
How Can Composites Help?
Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer, IACMI-The Composites Institute