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JLR –  Sustainably Optimised Composite Automotive (SOCA)  

Project SOCA aims to decarbonise the manufacturing of composite components for automotive applications by combining innovative technology and materials.   

JLR will lead fellow industrial partners, iCOMAT, Far-UK and CCP Gransden, to demonstrate a combination of materials and innovative technology. The purpose of the project is to decarbonise the manufacturing of composite components for automotive. The project will be delivered in the UK, last for one year and will be demonstrated at Cenex Expo 2024. JLR is aiming to reach net-zero by 2039 and this is a key research project in that field.  

Project Highlights 

  • Reusing the innovative and award-winning body structure design from the TUCANA project to demonstrate the environmental benefit of a combination of carefully selected materials and innovative technology 
  • Decarbonising the manufacturing of composite components for automotive applications, focusing first on low-volume and carbon fibre parts  
  • Reducing the CO2e footprint of automotive components currently manufactured with carbon fibre, whilst maintaining the performance and light-weight properties   
  • Total project value £1.2 million, with £587k funded through the APC

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