Materials for Transport

Sustainable chemistry provides components for safer and less polluting modes of transport, making mobility systems more sustainable.

In order to strengthen the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and boost our competitiveness in this growing sector Europe will need to develop new materials and process technologies for battery production.

The transition from internal combustion powered vehicles to EVs relies on our capacity to develop advanced and sustainable alternative fuels, including renewable CO2-based fuels, as well as advanced vehicle exhaust catalysts to clean emissions.

Whatever their energy source, all vehicles can be more resource efficient if they are made from high-performance but lighter weight materials. The chemical industry is working on tyres that have reduced rolling resistance for higher fuel efficiency. Again, inherent easy recyclability will be a key feature of these new materials for transport.