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FFI Circularity

The mission of sub-programme FFI Circularity is to minimize climate and environmental impact from a life cycle perspective and strengthen sustainability throughout the value chain linked to the development, manufacture and decommissioning of vehicles, including its constituent components.

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When the user phase of the vehicle increasingly takes place fossil-free, it is in the manufacturing phase and decommissioning phase of the vehicle that there is the greatest potential to reduce a vehicle's total environmental and climate impact.

FFI Circularity will contribute to:

  • Increased competence in circularity
  • New business models and working methods
  • Improved regulations and standards
  • Reduced climate emissions
  • Reduced energy use
  • More efficient use of resources
  • Phasing out of hazardous substances linked to the manufacture and decommissioning of vehicles
  • Common principles for calculating and reporting emissions from the manufacture and scrapping of vehicles
  • A robust and competitive production chain locally and globally
  • Sustainable and attractive work throughout the value chain, to retain manpower and attract new competent people.

What we finance within FFI Circularity

The sub-program focuses on financing project in the following areas:

Design for circularity
  • To take responsibility for the entire value chain, including through circular business models. A change of skills is needed throughout the chain; development, manufacturing and recycling and reuse.
  • Optimized service life of products, materials and parts
  • Development of methods, tools and standards
  • Circular material flows
  • New production processes that enable reuse and recycling
  • Modularization for increased service life, interchangeability and flexibility
Social sustainability throughout the value chain
  • Ethical and social aspects of sustainability
  • Retain employees and attract new skills through technologies and solutions for cognitive and physical support
  • Clean and sustainable factories
Climate neutral, circular manufacturing and recycling
  • Reuse (including equipment)
  • Sustainable, resource-efficient and circular production systems
  • New technologies, including adapting to electrification and reducing current environmental footprints
  • To create conditions for robust production chains
  • Increased use of secondary materials
Other areas that contribute to the sub-program's mission
  • New materials, technologies or methods that radically minimize the environmental impact of the development, manufacture and decommissioning of vehicles

The sub-program will not finance pure cost savings, efficiency improvements or rationalisations that are not linked to circularity. The project that are approved must have a clear description of how the project contributes to a possible improvement from a life cycle perspective.


Frida Bjerke

Programme manager

+46 8 473 32 47

Calls for proposals within FFI - upcoming and open

Last updated 19 April 2022

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