Transportation stands as one of the highest consuming energy-related sectors

Project Insights

  • €93,392

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

A multitude of options are available to aid in the decarbonisation of HGVs, including measures focusing on increasing technical efficiency, improving the logistics and operations of transport, and encouraging the switch to alternative fuel alternatives. This study will review international best practice and benchmark the Irish HGV fleet against other comparator countries, followed by the quantitative assessment of select policies and measures with generic (LEAP, TIMES) and bespoke simulation and optimization-based transport modelling tools emissions and air quality impacts. Consultation with industry and stakeholders in terms of their practices, preferences and behaviours will inform the quantitative assessments and provide a qualitative layer for selection of measures. Review of international best practice, the model-based assessment and consultation will inform the process of identifying options for decarbonisation of and reduction of pollutant emissions from heavy goods vehicles sector in Ireland at least cost.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €93,392

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: University College Cork

Brian Ó Gallachóir

Lead Researcher