WellMet 2050 - Going on a metal diet

Year: 
2011

Going on a metal diet

Today, metal is used wastefully in products and their manufacture. The emissions associated with steel and aluminium are directly related to the mass consumed, and therefore efficient product design and high yield in manufacturing is desired.

Can we use less metal in making products?

WellMet2050 investigated novel methods of meeting global carbon emissions targets for steel and aluminium that go beyond improving process efficiency by reconsidering the entire product lifecycle. Based in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, the five–year project was backed by £1.5m of government funding through the EPSRC Leadership Fellowship scheme and a consortium of more than twenty companies, partner universities and leading academics.

 

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