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Integration of maritime transport in the EU Emissions Trading System

authors: Wissner, N. | Cames, M. | Defour, S. | Abbasov, F. | Armstrong, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

Maritime transport contributes 2-3% to global greenhouse gas emissions. It is, nevertheless, the only sector which is not yet subject to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and policies in the European Union (EU). It is imperative…

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Ammonia as a marine fuel

Risks and perspectives

authors: Cames, M. | Wissner, N. | Sutter, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

The decarbonization of the shipping sectorultimatelyrequiresthe switch to alternative post-fossil fuels. Ammonia has recently received increasing attention as a potential marine fuelthat could drive thisdecarbonization.In the context of…

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Resource consumption of the passenger vehicle sector in Germany until 2035 – the impact of different drive systems

Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

authors: Betz, J. | Buchert, M. | Dolega, P. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The annual crude oil demand for passenger cars in Germany can be reduced by 56 percent by 2035 compared to 2020 if the share of electric passenger cars in German registrations rises to 100 percent until then. These savings significantly…

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Options for regulating the climate impacts of aviation

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Aviation is the most environmentally-damaging mode of transport and contributes substantially to global warming. At the same time, aviation enjoys numerous privileges compared to other modes of transport. Kerosene is exempt from the…

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Using knowledge to cope with crisis - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2020

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

State of Play and Roadmap Concept: Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Deliverable 4.2

authors: Betz, J. | Degreif, S. | Dolega, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals requires transformation in the mobility sector. Battery electric vehicle technology today offers a promising technology to  achieve the necessary changes and transform the sector. Yet this…

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Key Messages on Electric Roads

Executive Summary from the CollERS Project

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Johnsson, F. | Taljegård, M. | Bernecker, T. | Engwall, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Hasselgren, B. | Lindgren, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Electric road systems (ERS) enable electric power transfer to moving vehicles by means of overhead lines, rails or wireless technology. ERS constitutes a new type of technological system (“permanent pick-up”) that is a paradigm shift…

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Connecting Countries by Electric Roads

Methodology for Feasibility Analysis of a Transnational ERS Corridor

authors: Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Lambrecht, U. | Spathelf, F. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jelica, D. | Alfredsson, H. | Gustavsson, M. | Nebauer, G. | Schubert, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Nordin, L. | Taljegård, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The present study aims at discussing relevant aspects for a potential roll-out of Electric Road Systems (ERS) on transnational corridors, as well as generally for ERS introduction in Europe.

Feasibility criteria have thus been developed…

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Bottom-Up Strategies for Shared Mobility and Practices in Urban Housing to Improve Sustainable Planning

authors: Deffner, J. | Joost, J. | Weber, M. | Stieß, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Recent years have seen the development of numerous innovations in social, constructional, and transportation planning for different forms of communal housing. They illustrate how more sustainable practices in transport and land use can…

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap - Policy field synthetic e-fuels

authors: Cames, M. | Böttcher, H. | Fuentes Hutfilter, U. | Wilson, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action, especially towards the production and use of synthetic e-fuels. This paper focuses on aviation and maritime transport and the role of green hydrogen for…

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Real-world experiences of ERS

Best practices from demonstration projects in Sweden and Germany

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Lindgren, M. | Helms, H. | Mottschall, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

The purpose of this report is to report best practices from

  • demonstrations of ERS technologies along public roads in Sweden, and
  • procurement and the start of ERS demonstration projects in Germany.

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Plug-in hybrid electric cars: Market development, technical analysis and CO₂ emission scenarios for Germany

Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Autoren: Blanck, R. | Kasten, P. | Jöhrens, J. | Kräck, J. | Räder, D. | Kräck, J. | Mathieu, L.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09 / 2020

This study examines the deviation of real-world CO₂ emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) from type-approval values, the driving factors of these deviations, and implications for achieving the German climate protection targets for…

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Environmental and socio-economic challenges in battery supply chains: graphite and lithium

Short study prepared within the framework of the BMBF joint project Fab4Lib

authors: Dolega, P. | Buchert, M. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

The European Commission set a clear goal with the Green Deal to establish a transition towards a greener economy with the transport sector being one of the main pillars. A key ingredient are lithiumion batteries required for the uptake…

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National and EU freight transport strategies

Status quo and perspectives and implications for the introduction of electric road systems (ERS)

authors: Hacker, F. | Mottschall, M. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Kräck, J. | Rücker, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

National and international freight transport in Europe is significantly influenced by both, national and the European Union (EU) strategies and regulations. The successful market launch of Electric Road Systems (ERS) can only succeed…

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Decarbonization of on-road freight transport and the role of LNG from a German perspective

authors: Mottschall, M. | Kasten, P. | Rodríguez, F.
Year of publication: 05 / 2020

The use of trucks running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of diesel is not a suitable measure for climate protection in road freight transport. Even in an optimistic scenario, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of less than…

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Controversy! - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2019

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2020

Getting zero emission trucks on the road - From regional to long-haul

Comparing the costs and benefits of different technologies: A case study for Germany

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

Presentation by Florian Hacker, "Getting zero-emission trucks on the road", 19. February 19, 2020, Brussels

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EU Environment and Climate Change Policies

State of play, current and future challenges

Year of publication: 09 / 2019

This study reviews the state of play of on environmental and climate legislation in the EU and pinpoints key challenges for the next five years. Part 1 of this study summarizes the status of EU legislation, major EU targets and…

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Framework conditions and instruments for a sustainable governance of rural-urban linkages

authors: Wolff, F. | Mederake, L. | Sosath, O. | Westphal, I.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

This (German language) report is part of the Ufoplan project “Rural Urban Nexus – Globally sustainable land use and urbanisation”. The project aims to develop an integrated approach for sustainable linkages between urban and rural areas…

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Not to be taken for granted: climate protection and sustainability through PtX

Discussion of requirements for and first approaches to developing verification criteria for a climate-friendly and sustainable production of PtX

Year of publication: 07 / 2019

Impulse paper on behalf of BUNDas part of the Copernicus project "P2X“

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