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Autocomposites Commercialization Launchpad Kickoff Meeting Pre-Read

Respondents were from across the supply chain: OEMs, tier 1s, material suppliers, equipment and tooling suppliers, government, universities, national labs, and industry consultants.18 of 21 respondents indicated they are “very interested” in a carbon fiber composite part commercialization effort. Respondents were willing to contribute to the effort: 14 said they…

Autocomposites Workshop Pre-Read

RMI is committed to reducing U.S. oil dependence and enhancing the competitive positioning of the U.S. automotive sector by catalyzing a shift to ultralight, ultrastrong autobodies made of advanced materials, particularly carbon fiber composites. Light autobodies dramatically improve fuel efficiency and allow powertrains to be smaller, lighter, more efficient, and…

Kickstarting the Widespread Adoption of Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: Key Findings and Next Steps

This report details the results of RMI’s 2012 Autocomposites Workshop. During the course of a three-day workshop, ~40 leading experts from across the automotive carbon fiber composite value chain, industry experts, and government representatives convened to develop approaches to break down the barriers that have stifled advancements in vehicle weight…

A Farewell to Fossil Fuels: Answering the Energy Challenge

Green Footstep is an online assessment tool for reducing carbon emissions from building construction projects and is publicly available at greenfootstep.org. The Green Footstep tool guides the user through the process of life cycle carbon assessment, and then reveals how users can theoretically reduce the net carbon emissions. Some description…

Project Get Ready: Menu for Community Plug-In Readiness

Project Get Ready is an initiative that helps communities become electrified vehicle pioneers. This document outlines the actions communities should take to be ready for plug-in vehicles, and approximate costs of each action. This paper provides a summary of system-wide costs, benefits, and jobs. It also describes the role of…