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.

Absorbents save money and transports

Moisture damage on container shipments costs billions every year. Absortech's moisture protection systems absorb moisture in the containers, saving the products and reducing the waste.

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

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