Technology development Project of new structural materials that contribute to the drastic weight reduction of transportation equipment (Development of lightweight technologies for transport)

Last updated: 18 October 2019

To promote energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction in the transport sector, this project supports the development of lightweight technologies applicable to transport modes (vehicles, trains, ships and aircrafts) including the use of weight saving material, such as steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium and titanium. This project is implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in cooperation with enterprises, research institutes and university.

Eligible development area as follows.

i- Development of lightweight material

ii- Development of bounding technologies for lightweight material

iii- Development of optimum design method for lightweight material

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End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses