The Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery (C3R) at Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as the leading center for research and development in the remanufacturing field. The Center was established as a partnership between industry, academia and the government to support industry advancement.
Since 1991, C3R has worked to develop, test and implement efficient and cost-effective remanufacturing processes while also promoting the design of products that have minimal negative environmental impacts. C3R is a research unit of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS).
The Center conducts independent research on remanufacturing technologies, design for remanufacturing, logistics and policy, and business operations. The Center is closely tied and aligned with the Remanufacturing Industries Council and functions as its research and development arm, both nationally and internationally.
C3R's leadership derives from broad working experience and knowledge of the unique requirements of the global remanufacturing industry, the in-depth technical expertise of C3R researchers and engineers, state-of-the-art applied R&D facilities, and a proven ability to investigate and deliver solutions that resolve immediate reman issues while advancing the long-term goals of sustainable production.
C3R has been recognized by state and national organizations for its efforts, In honor of its leading research in the field C3R received the 2002 New York State Governor's Pollution Prevention Award, the 2004 New York State Environmental Excellence Award. In 2006, the center won the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable's (NPPR) Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) award for improving component reuse during the remanufacturing process.