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ELG and Adesso to work on recycled carbon components for Chery eQ1 electric vehicle
2017-02-14 10:19:13
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原文: February 2017, Coseley, UK - ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd (Coseley, UK) and Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu Co. Limited (Wuhu, China) have concluded an MOU regarding cooperation to develop lightweight composite components for the automotive industry based on ELG’s recycled carbon fibre materials.

The initial focus of the cooperation is to investigate applications which have been identified by Chery New Energy Automobile Technology Co. Ltd (Wuhu, China) on the Chery eQ1 electric vehicle. The goal is to further reduce the weight of the eQ1, which already makes extensive use of aluminium technology, through selective use of carbon fibre composites. The longer term intent is to then apply the knowledge gained from these projects in Chery’s conventional vehicles.
Following a preliminary evaluation of ELG’s materials by Professor Fan Guanghong’s team at the Advanced Manufacture Technology Center of China Academy of Machinery Science Technology (CAMTC), Chery has suggested initial applications to be investigated, and providing that  technical and commercial targets are achieved, ELG, Adesso and Chery intend to enter into a definite agreement to start full scale production of these parts in Wuhu. This agreement would see ELG Carbon Fibre establish a carbon fibre recycling operation in China when sufficient volumes of recycled carbon fibre materials are required.
Mr. Frazer Barnes, Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre said: “The eQ1, through its extensive use of aluminium, already represents a huge advancement in lightweighting for the Chinese car industry. We are pleased to be working with the innovative engineering team at Adesso and Chery to help them take the next step forward and start introducing carbon fibre composites into their vehicles”.
Dr. Bo Liang, President, Chairman and CEO of Adesso, said: “Working together in this project enables us to address the barriers preventing large scale use of carbon fibre composites in automotive applications-namely cost - through the use of recycled materials, design and manufacturing, and collaboration with experienced partners. Our vision is that cooperation leads to an automotive composites hub in Wuhu. It also strengthens our vision on sustainability of the composite industry in China.”
Mr. Gao Lixin, Deputy General Manager of Chery Automobile Co. Ltd and General Manager of Chery New Energy Automobile Technology Co. Ltd., said: “There is a strong need to reduce the weight of both new energy and conventional vehicles in order to meet environmental and performance targets. We believe carbon fibre composites have an important role to play in this and through our cooperation with ELG and Adesso on the eQ1 project we will gain a significant learning curve advantage that we can then use in our conventional vehicles.”

About ELG Carbon Fibre
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd, a leading supplier of recycled carbon fibre products, has developed a unique portfolio that offers significant cost benefits without comprising mechanical properties where light weighting is a critical factor. The company has created the world’s first and largest carbon fibre recovery plant in the West Midlands, UK and is actively involved in the transportation sector. R&D is a strong focus and their team of specialists work collaboratively with many leading universities and institutions around the globe. In 2015, ELG Carbon Fibre achieved the prestigious AS/EN9100 quality accreditation.

About Adesso
Adesso Advanced Materials, based in Wuhu, Anhui Province, China, specialises in the development of recyclable composite materials and structures that are used in transportation, industrial, sports and leisure applications.