CarE-Service project successfully completed
The EU funded Horizon 2020 project, CarE-Service, ended officially in November 2021. A final review of all results took place in January 2022.
15 partners from academic, research and the industrial sector, coming from 7 European countries, started the project in June 2018 and completed after 42 months. The CarE-Service project focused on new technologies and business models for re-use value chains, as well as on innovative mobility services for citizens based on E&HEVs.
The revolutionary idea of the CarE-Service project consists in making disassembly, testing and certification processes and the related technologies movable and usable on-demand. A dismantling robot and other dismantling and testing equipment are transported in two separated containers. The “Smart Mobile Modules" (SMMs) are transported to various dismantlers’ locations based on to various dismantlers’ locations. Based on their needs for dismantling, testing and certifying E&HEVs' parts and components, they are provided with on-demand access to necessary equipments and technologies on their locations. The ICT Platform (Information and Communications Technology) connects demand and supply of reusable parts and allows the coordination and optimization of the re-use value chain.
C-ECO worked on the development of the ICT Platform, as well as on the business model of the ICT Platform. The platform performs as a single point for users to:
- Receive support and services for the dismantling and upcycling of parts coming from EoL EVs, by acquiring specialized dismantling and testing services through the SMMs, and by the guidance and resources of the Platform,
- Trade high added-value parts and components from E&HEVs through the B2B marketplace,
- Request products and check for product availability (Demand driven B2B marketplace),
- Request or use the offered logistic services
C-ECO developed an adapted version of its CoremanNet platform to select Li-Ion batteries, techno-polymer and metal parts coming from E&HEV within the project. It is used as a selection client application for the testing and certification Smart Mobile Module (SMM). During the project, C-ECO gained a lot of experience in setting up and operating marketplaces for automotive parts and components as well as knowledge about the handling and transporting of Li-Ion batteries. With a better understanding of various stakeholders from the automotive industry, e.g., car dismantlers, OEMs, workshops, etc., C-ECO can now better meet the needs of their customers and partners.
Thanks to all our Project Partners
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
- Linkopings Universitet
- Envirobat Espana SL
- Prodigentia - Tecnologias de Informacao SA
- Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
- Cobat Consorzio Nazionale Raccoltae Riciclo
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy Spa
- Radici Novacips Spa
- IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH
- Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
- Avicenne Developpement
- Cia Automation and Robotics Srl
- E-Vai Srl
- JRC -Joint Research Centre - European Commission