Smart Technologies and Alternative Fuels

Objectives

We will examine how effectively all the intermodal networks interoperate, and then we will also examine what smart technologies are available, which could have an impact. Smart technologies such as e-journey planning and mobile application technology have potential to help address some of the issues. This will include for all modes of connectivity (road/air/rail/sea) identifying the alternative fuel sources available (for example hydrogen, bio-fuels, pure electric), and establishing the various stages of development. In each case, the status of existing infrastructure development and the availability of the fuel will be identified, and best practice for wider introduction will be established. For smart technology and alternative fuels we will also map and model availability and future development, costs and environmental impact (reducing CO2 emissions); establish and share best practice in making the alternative models available and commercial sustainability.

Actions

  • Examine how effectively all the intermodal networks interoperate
  • Identify what smart technologies are available, which could have an impact
  • Identify the alternative fuel sources available and establish the various stages of development
  • Identify the status of existing infrastructure development and the availability of the fuel
  • Establish best practice for wider introduction
  • For smart technology and alternative fuels map and model availability and future development, costs and environmental impact (reducing CO2 emissions)
  • Establish and share best practice in making the alternative models available and commercial sustainability.

Expected Results

  • A report outlining the effectiveness of all intermodal networks in Atlantic Area.
  • A report will be produced outlining the various smart technologies, which could have an impact.
  • A report will be produced outlining the various stages of development of alternative fuels, and alternative fuel supply chain development in the Atlantic Area and an interactive BATTERIE website-based map of alternative fuel supply points will be produced.
  • A report will be produced identifying the environmental and safety aspects of each alternative fuel utilised in the Atlantic area.
  • An information pack will be produced indicating an outline permitting route for the relevant infrastructure in each region.
  • A guidance document will be produced detailing current and modelled future alternative fuel supply chains in the Atlantic Area, including environmental impacts, safety, electricity grid impact and best practice.

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Contact

Work Package Leader
Maria Rodriguez
Fundacion Asturiana de la Energia (FAEN)
C/Fray Paulino s/n
Mieres
Spain 33600
Email: miren@faen.es