Materials Technologies for End of Life Vehicles

Thursday 15 May 2008

Jackie Butterfield BEng CEng MIMMM
Network Manager, Materials KTN, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Every year, end of life vehicles generate between 8 and 9 million tonnes of waste in the community which need to be managed correctly. In 2000, the European Commission adopted legislation for an End of Life Vehicle Directive (ELV) which aims at making vehicle dismantling and recycling more environmentally friendly, sets clear quantified targets for reuse, recycling and recovery of vehicles and their components and pushes producers to manufacture new vehicles also with a view to their recyclability.

The ELV Directive requires that by 2015 recycled materials and energy recovery from a vehicle at end of life must reach 95% with only 5% of the vehicle mass going to landfill and from January 2007 vehicle manufacturers will have to bear the full cost of taking back end of life vehicles.

This area provides a great opportunity for the materials sector in developing technologies for the recycling, re-processing and re-use of materials in the automotive sector. This symposium will highlight new and emerging technologies in this field.

Dr Robert Quarshie will chair the Symposium.

This symposium is supported by Materials KTN

Draft programme

For further details please contact:

Jackie Butterfield BEng CEng MIMMM
Network Manager Materials KTN
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Danum House
South Parade

T: +44(0)1302 380906
F:+44(0)1302 380900