Exciting news from ALMA! 🌐

ALMA project will be showcasing its final results at the RTR Conference in Brussels, Belgium between February 5-7, 2024. Organised in partnership with ERTRAC, EGVIAfor2Zero, and CCAM Association, the RTR conference focuses on outcomes from research and innovation projects in road transport funded under both Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as hosted by the European Commission.

This is the second time ALMA project will be participating in the RTR conference. Last year, the conference had a session dedicated to “Advanced Light Materials and their Production Processes”, in which Raquel Ledo from ALMA consortium partner CTAG highlighted the substantial contribution that vehicle lightweighting projects, such as ALMA and the projects within the Enlight EVs Cluster (such as REVOLUTION, LEVIS, Fatigue4Light, FLAMINGo), made to the European automotive landscape.

Read more on last year’s RTR conference here

This year, the ALMA project will be participating in the session on “Materials and Production Processes”, in which Enlight EVs cluster partners REVOLUTION project and Fatigue4Light project will also be present. Here as well, Raquel Ledo will be presenting the project results. Separately, Raquel will also be presenting, on February 6, the SALIENT project, another EU-funded project, focusing on future-proof light vehicle designs, which have an increased compatibility with mixed traffic and are better prepared for crashes and collisions.

Thus, as a participant in cutting-edge R&I (research and innovation) projects in the road transport domain, this conference provides an excellent platform to showcase ALMA’s achievements, expected long-term outcomes and contribute to shaping the future of EU transport policies.

With a focus on scientific advancements, this event promises to disseminate valuable knowledge to a diverse audience of around 350 participants.

The RTR conference comprises of diverse sessions covering an extensive array of topics within road transport research. Engaging presentations and discussions will unfold across themes, such as sustainable transport, automated and connected driving, and cutting-edge materials and production processes. The event attracts a diverse audience, including researchers, policymakers, and representatives from the automotive industry.

Practical Details

📅 February 5-7, 2024

📍 Brussels, Belgium

🏢 Venue: BluePoint Brussels, Blvd Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

The ALMA session will take place between 9:30 to 11 am on February 7.

During last year’s session, a remarkable accomplishment took the spotlight: the ALMA project had surpassed its original target, accomplishing a remarkable 23% reduction in the weight of the baseline body-in-white design. It’s noteworthy that this achievement has undergone a revision: the body-in-white of ALMA’s concept car is 160 kg lighter, which translates to an approximately 22% weight reduction compared to the baseline BEV, as per the latest project results. Additionally, the updated figures reveal a substantial reduction in carbon emissions equivalent to nearly 1,850 kg of body-in-white, representing 24% decrease in emissions. Read more about this in the project updates.

Meanwhile, take a look and download our latest brochure.

Our latest brochure was also displayed at the Enlight EVs final cluster technology transfer conference event at the Global Automotive Components and Suppliers (GACS) Expo held in Stuttgart, Germany in December. The ALMA project, as part of the Enlight EVs cluster consisting of REVOLUTION project, FLAMINGo project and Greenvehicles LEVIS project, demonstrated physical demonstrators, like ArcelorMittal’s H-Frame and Door Ring.

Read the full report here