Navigation Links
Software to calculate the environmental, social and economic impacts of transport
Date:4/2/2014

A Basque consortium, with the participation of Tecnalia among others, is designing a new tool to improve the sustainability of the transport sector, responsible for 25% of greenhouse gases.

Transport is responsible for about a quarter of the European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That is why it is crucial to evaluate the sustainability of fuels throughout their life cycle to be able to establish which ones are the most sustainable.

This is the context in which the Biolca European project is set. Its aim it to produce a web tool that will allow the sustainability of the transport sector to be evaluated and improved. The new tool, which has already been designed and is currently in the testing phase, allows the environmental, social and economic impacts associated with the use of different sources of energy in the transport sector to be calculated (petrol, diesel, bioethanol, biodiesel, electricity, natural gas, LPG, kerosene). These impacts are calculated bearing in mind the whole lifecycle of these sources of energy from extraction, generation or cultivation right up to their use.

That way, Biolca enables organisations in the transport value chain to take decisions when it comes to opting for one source or another. Likewise, it will be of tremendous help in shaping public policies on different levels to prioritise or promote specific sources of energy.

Funded by the European Commission, the project is being led by Ekotek and has the participation of Tecnalia, Gaiker-IK4, Factor CO2, Cespa and Bilbao City Council. The tool, which is currently being tried out on the fleet of vehicles of the latter two organisations, has been developed within the framework of the LIFE+ project.


'/>"/>

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. BBSRC and MRC renew investment in structural biology software
2. Aware Supplies Saudi Arabia with Biometrics Software to Help Facilitate Pilgrimage Travel
3. Verizon Advances Patient Care With Launch of Mobile Health Software Solution
4. New software traces origins of genetic disorders 20 times more accurately
5. DigitalPersona Expands Secure Banking Solutions Portfolio with Software Acquisition
6. QUT develops software to reduce greenhouse gases
7. BioClaim, Inc. Signs Biometric Software Contract with Amerigroup Florida
8. Researchers develop software tool for cancer genomics
9. Neurotechnology Announces NCheck Bio Attendance 2.0 Biometric Time and Attendance Software
10. Iris Biometrics Leader, EyeLock, Redefines Identity Authentication, Announces Availability of Software Development Kit to Accelerate Deployment of Technology
11. DigitalPersona Announces U.are.U Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android Applications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/15/2017)... ivWatch LLC , a medical device company focused on improving the ... its ISO 13485 Certification, the global standard for medical device quality ... ... device for the early detection of IV infiltrations. ... "This is an important milestone for ivWatch, as it validates ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... , July 20, 2017 Delta (NYSE: DAL ... board any Delta aircraft at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). ... Delta launches biometrics to ... Delta,s biometric ... Sky Club is now integrated into the boarding process to allow ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... ARLINGTON, Va. , June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a leading developer and supplier of face and ... the ATA Featured Product provider program. ... created an innovative way to monitor a driver,s ... benefit greatly from being able to detect fatigue ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... Coffea arabica accounts for 70 percent ... During this educational webinar, participants will learn about the importance of genomics for ... understanding of how genomics is important for coffee breeding improvement. , Attendees will ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... ... 14, 2017 , ... The Conference Forum has confirmed the one-day ... on September 6, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. , Returning ... and Regulatory Strategy, Pfizer Innovative Research Lab, Pfizer, who leads 19 industry speakers in ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “There is an increasing consumer call for ... ingredients,” said Matt Hundt, President of Third Wave Bioactives. “Combining the strong discovery ... of Biorigin will allow us to bring truly novel fermented ingredient technologies to ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... , ... August 09, 2017 , ... Each year in ... never recover well enough to live an independent lifestyle and, even worse, the one-year ... new discovery by doctors at the University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento) and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: