Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

June 21, 2012


NEDO Launches Project to Improve Automotive Recycling in Beijing

Keywords: Manufacturing industry Non-manufacturing industry Reduce / Reuse / Recycle Transportation / Mobility University / Research institute 

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) announced on March 21, 2012, the launch of a project to develop and demonstrate a strategy to introduce a Japanese automotive recycling system to the Chinese market, where the volume of in-use vehicles is drastically increasing. Toyota Tsusho Corp., a trading company of the Toyota Group, was assigned to undertake the project, with a budget of roughly 470 million yen (U.S.$5.7 million) from FY2011 to FY2012.

Harmful substances used in end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are generally not processed properly in China. In consideration of this situation, the project is aiming to design a highly efficient and cost-effective system that utilizes ELVs recovered in Beijing, by dismantling them into parts in accordance with the local recovery and reuse rate of valuable resources, and then properly processing the waste.

The project will also develop a technique to accomplish a high recycling rate as well as a work line that realizes a highly efficient dismantling process. It also plans to study a model to process harmful substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and the economic efficiency of auto parts recycling.

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Posted: 2012/06/21 06:00:15 AM