News: Germany - case study of remanufactured alternators
The Department of Environmental Technology of the Technische Universitaet Berlin has completed a sustainability assessment of automotive alternators.
Thursday, 3rd January 2013
Sustainability is an international issue with increasing concern and becomes a crucial driver for the industry in international competition. Sustainability encompasses three dimensions: environment, society and economy. The case study results show that remanufacturing potentially causes about 12% of the emissions and costs compared to producing new parts. Three different designs of alternator were assessed from an environmental and economic perspective: conventional, lightweight and ultra-lightweight. Results showed that the conventional alternator was the most promising and that lightweight parts are not necessarily better. The location of a remanufacturing plant (Germany, India and Sierra Leone) was investigated from a social point of view, particularly looking at child work, fair wages and gender equity. For more details, please go to the external weblink.
The European Remanufacturing Council (CER) is open for business
The European Commission has asked for a coordinated voice from EU-28 remanufacturing businesses. The Conseil Européen de Remanufacture will represent small and large businesses from all remanufactured product sectors. Register your interest now!