The tool, based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, will enable the assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts throughout the whole life cycle. BIOLCA will be a powerful tool for decision making that will contribute to the improvement of the sustainability in the Transport and Biofuels sectors, since [...]
Energy efficient transport
describes technical means to reduce energy consumption form transport, such as engine improvements, light-weight bodies, aerodynamic optimizations but also logistic improvements and shifting e.g.. from trucks to ship transportation. Social measures such as car sharing can be found in the SOCIAL section.
TRANSFORuM provides a platform for stakeholders of all areas of the European Transport sector to develop a common view and strategies of how four key goals of the 2011 White Paper on Transport can be achieved. Our underlying assumptions are that policy making should be based on an in-depth understanding [...]
The EBTP as a platform consists of companies and stakeholders dedicated to the research, demonstration and market implementation of advanced biofuels (commonly referred to as second or third generation biofuels) but also to the improvement of already commercial biofuel value chains. Policy makers will be supported via fact-based information regarding [...]
Preliminary outcomes will be added after Progress Report 2013. In the meantime - please do not hesitate to contact us!
Exploring innovative solutions to the challenges posed by creating a more sustainable urban mobility culture is at the heart of the CIVITAS Initiative. There is no one single recipe for success. In some instances the challenges are technical or logistical, in others extensive citizen engagement is required to really achieve [...]
- Political support and integration Political support was a key success factor in implementing the CIVITAS ELAN measures. Without this support it proved to be difficult to take necessary decisions on a higher level, to reach consensus between stakeholders, and to ensure all financial resources. Clear, unambiguous decisions from decision [...]
The three following publications summarise the outcomes of the CIVITAS CATALIST project: - CITY TO CITY: SIMILAR CHALLENGES - SHARING EXPERIENCE AND SOLUTIONS: Although there are some individual variations in the “landscape of problems”, we find a lot of similarities when looking at transport problems in European cities – from [...]
The EBSF project is conceived as driver to increase the attractiveness and raise the image of the bus systems in urban areas. Through the application of a system approach, which looks to vehicle, infrastructure and operation as a whole, the project aims at setting up innovative high quality bus operating [...]
Eco-driving and driver assistant systems Smooth and aggressive driving styles can result in as much as a 35% difference in energy consumption. Green-driving products and ongoing green-driving research projects for driver assistance show an initial reduction of fuel consumption, but to improve the durability of the gains on fuel, comfort, [...]
A process to be included in a TecRec to be ready to become a standard