The Clean Mobility Revolution Starts Now​

Wednesday May 4th, 3.30pm – 4.25pm, Agora 6

Sponsored by MEDC

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.​

 

Introduction: Eric SHREFFLER, VP Market Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Speaker:

Alan BANKS, Lightweight Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company
Net-zero Enabling Lightweight Technology for Mass Production:

  • Mass-production capable materials processing
  • Sustainability of Design
  • Disassembly and re-use of materials

Moderator: Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer, IACMI-The Composites Institute​ ​