Altair, which makes simulation software and the US Center for Automotive Research, have opened their 2021 Enlighten Awards for submissions.

The Enlighten Awards, presently annually recognizes products or processes that use lightweighting to reduce carbon footprints and water and energy consumption, and increase material reuse and recycling. 

The categories are: 

  • Sustainable product – Emissions, lightweighting, and safety advances in a production vehicle or major system module
  • Sustainable process – Material reuse/recycling and water conservation advances in manufacturing
  • Module lightweighting – Mass reduction of a vehicle module, subsystem, or component
  • Lightweighting enabling technology – Technology advancement that enables vehicle lightweighting, including a material, production process, design method, or joining technology
  • Future of lightweighting – Process, material, or technology not in production, but which has significant potential to advance vehicle lightweighting

‘As the industry moves forward with electrification, the drive for increased lightweighting and sustainability is critical,’ said Carla Bailo, CEO, Center for Automotive Research. ‘This award co-sponsored with Altair demonstrates the breakthroughs needed to propel our industry forward.’ 

For more information and to submit an entry go here

This story uses material from Altair, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.