Cost effective lignin‑based carbon fibres for innovative light‑weight applications

Centro Ricerche Fiat

Centro Ricerche Fiat has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies to improve competitiveness of Fiat Group products. Through the cooperation with a pan-European and global network of more than 1700 partners from industry and academia, CRF conducts collaborative research with all the key stakeholders concerned with Sustainable Mobility.

With a workforce of approximately 1000 full-time professionals, CRF develops research and innovation along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems through the development of active, passive, preventive and cooperative solutions; Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation, i.e., improving the performance and functionality of new vehicles in a cost-effective manner while reducing the time-to-market of research results.

Roles in GreenLight

  • Support to the optimisation of materials and support with economic and technical materials and prototype evaluation.
  • Conduct specification and benchmarking analysis identifying an automotive body application. Participate in the market analysis.


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667501.