Safe and Sustainable Coastal Highway Route E39
Paper in proceedings, 2016

The project “Coastal Highway Route E39” have a mandate to, investigate how infrastructure can exploit renewable energy to reduce environmental footprint. Three PhD projects were initiated on this subject at Chalmers University of Technology by Norwegian public road administration. Results in this paper conclude that (1) Life Cycle Assessment should have a geographical dimension with respect to assumptions and input data, (2) there are substantial potential to reduce the CO2 emissions from the E39, especially when considering an electrification, and (3) the harvested energy from hydronic pavement system can be enough for maintaining ice-free roads in Nordic countries.

Electric roads

LCCA

CO2 emissions

LCA

electricity system

Hydronic asphalt pavement

Author

Bijan Adl-Zarrabi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Babak Ebrahimi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Mohammed Hoseini

Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Josef Johnsson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Raheb Mirzanamadi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Maria Taljegård

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Transportation Research Procedia

23521457 (ISSN) 23521465 (eISSN)

Vol. 14 3350-3359

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Energy

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Transport Systems and Logistics

Infrastructure Engineering

Other Civil Engineering

DOI

10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.286

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