In 2020, conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) of fuel systems.

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Terms of the action or commitment

Since 2019, Plastic Omnium has started a comprehensive life cycle assessment process for fuel systems.

The challenge is to obtain a dynamic mapping, through a parametric model, of the levers that can be used to reduce environmental impact (supply of bio-sourced and recycled materials, transport distances, energy efficiency of production tools, supply of green energy, use and end of life/recycling).

Levers mobilized for circular economy (according to Ademe)

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Implementation timeline

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Main actors mobilized

Internal actors

Engineering departments

External actors

University of Brussels (VUB), PlasFuelSys Association (EUPC)

Geographic area

Europe first, then the United States and China

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2022 follow-up of the action

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Date of follow-up


Methods of validation of the follow-up

internal validation

Status of the action

In progress


a) Results


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Comparison with the projected pace in the last publications

Keeping up with the times

In advance


Partial / Final results
The project enabled the construction of a parametric model for calculating the carbon footprint of a fuel system. The life cycle analysis was carried out on 4 products and the results were shared internally and communicated to the customers concerned.
Company's comments
The calculator can be configured according to 4 criteria and allows us to discuss with our customers possible strategies for reducing the carbon footprint and recycling fuel systems.

The advantage of the tool is to allow a quick estimate of the carbon footprint, to compare different solutions. It is a flexible and free tool that allows easy and quick handling and contributes to the eco-design of products.

The tool was developed with a working group including different fuel tank manufacturers, which allows consistency of the data presented to manufacturers.

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