Collaboration for a closed-loop value chain: Transferable learning points from the REALCAR project

12th February 2016

Creating a space to collaborate, reflect, learn and share lessons from the REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) closed-loop project.

This paper explores the lessons learnt from the REALCAR closed-loop value chain project between Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, Innovate UK and other industrial, academic and funding partners, in the creation of new materials and production systems to introduce closed-loop aluminium into Jaguar Land Rover cars.

Many of the challenges faced in the REALCAR project are applicable to the creation and transformation of all value chains, not just to aluminium or the automotive sector but to other materials and sectors. Furthermore, if the world is to embrace ‘circular’ supply chains, which use resources more efficiently, other companies in other sectors can benefit from the understanding and application of the insights presented here

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