3D-printed truck engines have the potential to reduce the total environmental impact of trucks. That is the conclusion of Daniel Böckin at Chalmers, who shows how companies can make their products and services more resource efficient.
Daniel Böckin is a Ph.D. student at Chalmers Division of Environmental Systems Analysis, Department of Technology Management and Economics, and one of the Ph.D students active within Mistra REES. He has studied how the environmental and resource impacts of solutions attempting to improve resource efficiency depend on the characteristics of the product or system under scrutiny, as well as when and why different trade-offs can occur.
Recently, he presented his licentiate thesis ”Learning from assessments of resource efficiency measures and their impact on resource use and the environment – Based on a case of additive manufacturing and a review of assessment studies”.