The Fifth Fuel - Energy Efficiency Through Effective Freight Transport in Sustainable Urban Areas

Policies, new technology (e.g. vehicles, fuel) and intermodal transport are insufficient to tackle the high environmental targets of urban freight transport. Considerable excess capacity is available in the freight transport system; underutilized capacity of vehicles and limited cooperation between transport providers and –buyers. This potential can be used to meet the increased demand for freight transport and energy conservation and improved energy efficiency. Through concept development and case studies of urban supply chains (product owner → transport provider → store → consumer) this project aims to create new knowledge and research environment, as well as actionable knowledge in the form of methods and principles through which the freight transport sector can identify the potential of “where” as well as “how” it can be brought to life. The positive effects of effective flow of material and resource utilisation are in themselves a competitive energy resource: the ‘fifth fuel’.

Participants

Arni Halldorsson (contact)

Biträdande professor at Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Magnus Blinge

Universitetslektor at Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Kenth Lumsden

Professor at Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Jessica Wehner

Doktorand at Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Collaborations

Logistik- och transport stiftelsen LTS

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2014–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Area of Advance

Energy

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/sv/projekt/Sidor/De...

Latest update

2015-04-17