Partnerships to improve the environmental impact of products
The transport sector has to tackle
the challenges posed by climate change and air pollution. Through its Research and Development activity, Brembo monitors the continuous evolution of the sector, directing research into the best braking system toward solutions able to meet the challenges of the future such as
autonomous driving and
Aware of the environmental impacts generated by the production processes typical of the automotive market, Brembo is committed to strengthening the
development of innovative and carbon neutral products, convinced that purchasing decisions will be increasingly driven by environmental impact, but especially by the will to consolidate the change to
sustainable mobility and reduce the environmental impact of the Group’s entire value chain.
Innovation, for Brembo, aims to ensure not only increasingly cutting-edge products able to anticipate and meet the new needs typical of the automotive industry, but also products that allow the
environmental impact to be improved, through:
• the design of products involving the use of
low-impact materials and protections;
• the reduction of GHG emissions thanks to the use of
light alloys allowing to limit braking systems weight;
reduction of particulates during braking, harmful for human health thanks to the use of technical materials and solutions;
development of smart products such as mechatronic components;
• the implementation and the development of
structured Life Cycle Assessments, both on process and material level.
In a perspective of open-innovation, the Group encourages
collaboration, through networks and joint work projects, with other players in the automotive sector: Research Centres Universities both at Italian level and at international level.
In keeping with the previous year, in 2021 Brembo took part in the following
joint research projects:
nPETS: the project with the acronym nPETS - nano Particle Emissions from the Transport Sector - 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 story that nPETS aims to communicate is the life of the sub 100 nm emissions from its creation to its potential path to 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 and finally how new public policies can reduce emissions and related impacts.
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