- 1 Full project title and funding programme
- 2 Subject
- 3 Schedule and project consortium
- 4 Description
- 5 Problems to be addressed
- 6 Objectives
- 7 Actions on low-carbon economy, energy efficiency and nZEBs
- 8 Main results
- 9 Outputs developed by the project
- 10 Uncovered expected needs
- 11 Project strengths and weaknesses
- 12 Contact and homepage
- 13 References
Full project title and funding programme
Full title of project: CO2-neutral transport for the Alpine Space
Funding programme: Alpine Space Programme
Environmental friendly mobility
Schedule and project consortium
01.09.2008 – 31.01.2012
- B.A.U.M Consult GmbH (Lead Partner) (DE)
- Cities for mobility - Austrian Mobility Research] (AT)
- Technical Company of the City of Graz (AT)
- Allgäu Netz Ltd. (DE)
- Helmholtz Center Munich – German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Ecological Chemistry (DE)
- Rhǒne-Alpes Regional Energy and Environment Agency (F)
- Bocconi University - CERTeT - Research Centre of Regional, Transport and Tourism Economics (IT)
- City of Padova, Mobility and Traffic Division (IT)
- City of Torino - Environmental Sustainability Department, International Affairs Department; GTT Public Transport Company (IT)
- Dolomiti Public Transport Company
- National Parc Cinque Terre (IT)
- Province of Belluno, Mobility and Transport Service (IT)
- Province of Brescia, Transport Department (IT)
- Development Centre Litija (SI)
- University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Transportation Sciences (SI)
Environmentally friendly mobility is feasible – by means of renewable energies. Nowadays 98% of road transport in the EU depends on fossil oil. How can renewable resources from the own region be used in transport without endangering the environment? Is the use of biofuels or electricity in public or private transport, in city logistics or e-bike rental systems, etc. feasible? In 13 pilot projects, 15 partners from five Alpine countries tested and demonstrated in 13 pilot projects how mobility can enter the solar age.
Problems to be addressed
How can renewable resources from the own region be used in transport without endangering the environment? As one of the first steps of CO2 NeutrAlp, an agreement was agreed between all partners an agreement guaranteeing the compatibility of "clean" fuels (i.e. renewable and local) with sustainable development criteria. In addition, the project partners have insisted on the importance of a prior reduction of individual mobility needs by a reduction of urban development and a territorial planning.
Alternative propulsion technologies for transport on the basis of renewable energies have been implemented by local users from the wider Alpine region following three main objectives.
- A variety of technological solutions (electric engines in light vehicles, cars and buses, biofuel compliant combustion engines, compressed air technology etc.) have been applied in regions with differing resource potentials (hydroelectric power, biogas, pure plant oil etc.).
- The applied technical solutions have been analysed in order to elaborate proposals for harmonising technical standards especially regarding recharging, respectively refuelling infrastructure on an international level.
- The transnational exchanges of know-how have promoted the competitiveness of the Alpine region in a fast growing market of environmentally friendly transport technologies. Through the use of new technologies of propulsion based on renewable energies, the project will foster independency from energy imports, job creation in (rural) regions, and dynamics and competitiveness of local small scale enterprises.
Actions on low-carbon economy, energy efficiency and nZEBs
- Regional and local renewable fuels production potential analysis.
- Electric buses for Natural Park of Bauges and Entertainment Park of Peaugres.
- Chart for sustainable renewable and local fuels.
- Guide to increase the user of renewable and local fuels.
13 pilot projects on electric power and/or biofuels applied in public transport, car fleets, city logistics, tourism,agriculture and e-bikes.
Outputs developed by the project
- Renewable Energies in Transport guidelines for decision makers
- Renewable Energies in Transport guidelines for transport professionals
- Sustainability guidelines for renewable energies in Alpine Mobility
Uncovered expected needs
Local actors have been informed about local and renewable fuels, but there is a fragility of the installed experimental equipment.
Project strengths and weaknesses
- Concordance with the need.
- Very good management of the project.
- Innovation approach.
No financial subsidies for equipment investment.