Partnerships to reduce the environmental footprint
For Brembo, innovation aims to ensure not only
increasingly cutting-edge products able to anticipate and meet the new needs typical of the automotive industry, but
also allows for increasing improvement in their environmental performance of its products, through:
► the design of products involving the use of
low-impact materials and protections;
► the reduction of GHG emissions thanks to the use of
lights alloys allowing to limit braking systems weight;
reduction of particulates during braking and harmful for human health, thanks to the use of technical materials and solutions;
development of smart products such as mechatronic components;
► the implementation of
structured Life Cycle Assessments, both on process and material level.
In a perspective of open-innovation, and to improve the effectiveness of research in these areas, the Group
encourages collaboration, through networks and shared work projects, with other players in the automotive sector: Research Centres and Universities both at Italian level (including the Milan Polytechnic, the University of Padua, the University of Trento, the Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute) and at international level (where Brembo collaborates with the Lund University and continues to partner with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm).
Brembo subscribes to various coordinating organisations that promote industrial research in the automobile field, including AIRI (Italian Association for Industrial Research), ATA (Technical Automobile Association), Automotive SPIN Italia, CAAR (Automotive Cluster of Aragon Region), CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers) and the Lombardy Mobility Cluster.
In 2022, Brembo took part in 6 European projects, two of which fall within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) financing:
nPETS: (nano Particle Emissions from the Transport Sector): this project, which is expected to end in June 2024, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme in order to understand and mitigate the effects of emerging emissions of unregulated nanoparticles on public health.
The project nPETS aims to study the life of the sub 100nm emissions from their creation to their potential effects on human beings and animals. The nPETS consortium aims to improve the knowledge of transport-generated exhaust and non-exhaust nanoparticle emissions and their impacts on health and finally how new public policies can reduce emissions and related impacts.
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