Gathering the collective wisdom of the automotive industry for carbon neutrality and the recycling-oriented society of the future.
As the world accelerates its efforts to realize decarbonization and sustainability, Japan as well as many other countries and regions are making progress toward carbon neutrality. Creative collaboration and recycling are the keys for overcoming global-scale issues and achieving a sustainable society. The automotive industry has a wide-ranging and powerful impact on society as a whole, and initiatives to eliminate carbon over the whole vehicle life cycle are absolutely essential for achieving carbon neutrality. To successfully implement these initiatives, the automotive industry must move on from the conventional linear process of resource exploitation, manufacturing, and disposal, to a socially oriented recycling-based system focused on the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle). Although we are standing at the crossroads of transformation, it will be no easy matter to change our common values. For this reason, we have to question conventional wisdom, look at things from new perspectives, and take on this challenge through a process of creative collaboration with new partners. We must ask ourselves, “What technologies will make people and the world happy?” and broaden our value chain to help create new value.
We hope that everyone involved in the world of cars can meet at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023 and gather together our collective wisdom.
To achieve a recycling-oriented society,
vehicle components and resources must also be sustainable!
The Yokohama exhibits showcases a path to sustainability for more than 10,000 components and resources. Exhibits include resource-recycling technologies for re-use, returning components to their raw materials, and re-purposing outside the automotive industry, as well as biomass-derived renewable resource technologies. The exposition is the ideal forum for the whole industry to come together and consider the availability of sustainable resources to help achieve a recycling-oriented society.
Plastics, which also see extensive use in automobiles, take a toll on the environment that goes beyond the pollution caused by their consumption as they do not break down and continue to accumulated in nature. Exhibits on plastic recycling and biomass-derived renewable resource technologies address this topic.
Reinforced nylon resin enabling 100% material recycling
UNITIKA LTD.For More Details
Biomass Strategy and Recycling Strategy
-We’re reshaping the world from a material level-
Mitsui Chemicals GroupFor More Details
Development of new-design two-layer molding technology using bio-based engineering plastic that achieved high “environmental performance”, “marketability” and “economic efficiency”
Mazda Motor CorporationFor More Details
Electric power steering with worm wheel using biomass-derived material
Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.For More Details
Development of general use biocomposites for automotive applications
TOYOTA AUTO BODY CO.,LTD.For More Details