TRANSPORTATION

Transportation causes significant environmental impacts – not least in the form of carbon dioxide emissions – but the development of improved vehicles, components and fuels is moving ahead quickly. Impacts can be moderated by everything from energy-optimized driving habits to hybrid engine technology and even ambitious proposals for far-reaching infrastructure upgrades.

Light and strong aircraft structures

Laser-welded lightweight structures can make aircraft engines much lighter without compromising strength. The technology saves fuel and reduces emissions, and the developer, GKN Aerospace, expects it to have a lot of traction.

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Cleaner mining operations with electric loaders

Underground electric loaders improve operational costs, eliminate noise and diesel emissions and minimize the need for underground ventilation. Atlas Copco's new battery powered loaders match the power of diesel loaders, and offer smart automated functions.

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The ships of the future are here

The shipping company Furetank is making their fleet more environment friendly and sustainable through a range of measures, e.g. adopting LNG (liquid natural gas) as fuel. The new vessels will emit less, reduce climate impact and provide competitive advantage.

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Water efficient washing of heavy vehicles

During the summer of 2017 articles from our growing archive will be republished. This one was first published in January 2013. “Access to clean water has become an increasingly important issue in many countries,” says Robert Sundell, President of Westmatic. “We have by far the most environmentally friendly systems available in the market for washing buses, trucks and trains....

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Towards fossil-free domestic goods transport

When transport solutions are purchased, environmental impact is just one of many parameters to consider, and in lack of regulations and minimum standards it is not always the first priority. Nevertheless, sustainable logistics is developing quickly: DSV Road, for instance, has reduced emissions substantially thanks to optimizations and biofuels.

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Big Data analyzes your driving

A new kind of car insurance has individual premiums per km based on driving style. Real-time measurements of how the vehicle is operated gives a "digital DNA" for each driver - a value that takes energy efficiency and road safety into account. The technology platform gathers data and connects with the driver's phone and the cloud to provide visualization and feedback.

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Hybrid for long haul transports

After five years of research, Volvo Trucks has unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck, which reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent. In addition to improved aerodynamics and reduced weight, the truck features a hybrid powertrain - one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks in long haul applications.

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Sailing with the current

HH Ferries converts Aurora and Tycho Brahe, large ferries on route between Helsingborg and Helsingör, to pure battery power. The conversion is the largest single investment project in the company’s history, and the world novelty is made possible by custom-made systems and revolutionary charging technology solutions.

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Electric buses improve the urban environment

Urban public transport is about to become more sustainable. Innovative electric bus technologies with different charging infrastructure solutions are likely to transform the bus fleets of European cities in the coming years, improving air quality and noise levels. Tomas Byberg, CEO of the bus company Byberg & Nordin, knows what the transformation looks like: ”We deployed our first electric...

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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