Areas of research at IndEcol

Transport

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The transport sector consumes about half of global primary oil and emits about one-fourth of greenhouse gas emissions.

With increasing freight and passenger transport, pollution and environmental risk is aggravating. Reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and emissions from the transport is becoming increasingly more important and requires investment and development of more sustainable transport systems. We have to make sure that investments are directed at the right technologies and that they do not result in generation of new problems.

At IndEcol, we work with life cycle methods and new approaches to transport assessment that address a multitude of environmental impacts and resource requirements. We focus our research on novel and emerging technologies and are currently involved in applied research on hydrogen, biofuels, and electrification of land-based transport modes as well as hybridization of the marine sector.