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DEVELOPMENT OF SMART AND FLEXIBLE FREIGHT WAGONS AND FACILITIES FOR IMPROVED TRANSPORT OF GRANULAR MULTIMATERIALS. (HERMES)

Objective

Rail freight transportation is a system service where a multitude of players, participants and systems providers bear a high degree of responsibility for its attractiveness and performance. It shows high efficiency as transportation means, in terms of land use and energy consumption and low greenhouse gas emissions. However rail’s market share of freight transportation and its economic efficiency continues to be limited. Aimed at overcoming such uncertainty, this project addresses one of the most important key resources for further developing rail freight transportation: the optimization of the performance of the rail freight wagon. The continuous pressure on environmental issues and energy efficient transport is forcing the rail transportation sector to enhance the rail logistics services and to incorporate innovative solutions to improve load capacity to keep the “best-in-class” position and, therefore, acquiring a much privileged position beyond alternative terrestrial transport source, as truck transportation. Thus, aimed at optimizing rail freight transportation, the main objective of this project is to holistically address the aspects that may improve freight wagon performance: enhanced logistics, improved multimodal operative, higher load capacity, optimized filling/emptying time and flexibility to transport multi-products.

This project aims to achieve such optimization by combining industrial expertise on the freight wagon design and construction, advanced materials for lightweight construction and logistics with the research capabilities to incorporate innovation solutions and optimize material performance.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/transportation engineering/railroad engineering
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

IBERPOTASH SA
Address
Calle Afores S N
08260 Suria
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 727 050

Participants (8)

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 502 350
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
EU contribution
€ 518 325
Address
Carrer Del Cardenal Sentmenat 4
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 571 561
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Hempel A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 315 091
Address
Lundtoftevej 150
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KIRUNA WAGON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 600 452
Address
Truckverkstan
981 38 Kiruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDP INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 895 005
Address
Avenida Francesc Macia 60 3 Planta
08208 Sabadell Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SSAB EMEA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 186 500
Address
N/a
61380 Oxeloesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 388 875
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations