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GRETA - Cast products with resource efficient production and business models

The project will provide Swedish foundry industry with the means to achieve a sustainable transition with maintained competitiveness. The aim of the project is to give Swedish foundries tools for a sustainable transition through more efficient use of resources.

There is a high awareness within Swedish foundry industry that this transition is both necessary and desirable and that it to a high extent will affect energy consumption and carbon footprint as well as the handling of raw materials and residues.

The project is divided into three work packages. The first will examine how a higher resource efficiency can be achieved for the energy consumption for a given cast component and production process. Starting with a given cast product, the second will investigate means to achieve a higher resource efficiency in the production process itself. In the third, the perspec­tive is further broadened as the use phase of the cast component is included in the discussion.

In order to prioritise and formulate improvement proposals in short and long term, available knowledge will be compiled in a status analysis including international state-of-the-art. This collected knowledge will be consolidated and implemented as improvements are proposed, tested, and evaluated. This will be achieved through case studies and pilot projects connected to specific investments in equipment and competence made by selected foundries. Finally, which measures that should be prioritised in each single case will be discussed and communicated. Knowledge gaps will be identified, and complementary research and development activities initiated. 

Through this project,  Swedish foundries will be etablished as key actors in the overall building of a sustianble society.


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Region Jönköping County

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Project start


3 years

Total budget



Svenska Gjuteriföreningen, Jönköping University


Swedish Foundry Association, Vinnova, Metalliska material


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
Åsa Lauenstein

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Åsa Lauenstein

Senior Researcher

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Per Sommarin

Senior Projektledare

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