Challenge 25

Challenge purpose: Innovative aluminium lightweight components for green road mobility


About the challenge: Aluminize the world!

  • Enable sustainable, innovative and unique solutions for the automotive industry to reduce CO2 emissions and support green mobility.

  • Develop innovative lightweight components and products from aluminium which help to save energy and conserve resources.

  • Develop innovative cryogenic tanks to store liquid hydrogen in long haul transport applications.


Main section of application:

  • Automotive

Main cross-cutting topics:

  • Design & smart functions

  • Characterisation & modelling

  • Manufacturing & assembly

Scope of the challenge

  • Changeover from a tier-1 fuel tank supplier into a manufacturer of components and products for sustainable mobility and related markets.


  • The scope shows a wide variation from long haul transport solutions as well as last-mile transport solutions


  • Idea generation and knowledge of typical market issues needs to be extended


Lightweight aluminium casted parts development and production

Image descriptions from left to right: Cab bracket, rear suspension, brackets for front underrun protection.

Scope of the challenge 1b

  • Lightweight aluminium casted parts development and production

Scope of the challenge 1c

  • Lightweight aluminium casted parts development and production

Scope of the challenge continued

  • Aluminium battery box development and production

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  • Cryogenic hydrogen tank development and production

Scope of the challenge continued

  • Aluminium cargo box development and production


  • Aluminium cargo bike frame development and production

Challenge objectives

  • Aluminium battery box production

Range from 1.000 – 200.000 per year

Cooperation with battery cell production company

Cooperation with sustainable mobility customer

  • Lightweight aluminium component production (rheocasting)

Range from 15.000 – 150.000 per component per year

Cooperation with sustainable mobility customer

  • Any other product idea that fits into our available production processes and/or services

Cooperation with sustainable mobility partners

The challenge provider would like to support from idea to final product!

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If you require further information about this challenge please contact application@rightweight.eu

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