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Innovative integrated energy efficiency solutions for railway rolling stock, rail infrastructure and train operation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31458

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 666 569

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 999

Coordinated by:

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium

Objective

Within this call of FP6, the railway industry elaborates the Railenergy Integrated Research Project to develop a holistic framework approach, new concepts and integrated solutions to improve energy efficiency in the railway domain under specific technical, operational, political and socio-economic constraints. The overall objective of Railenergy is to cut the energy consumption within an optimised railway system thus contributing to a reduction in the life cycle costs of railway operation and of CO2 emissions per seat/kilometre or tonne/kilometre. The project target is to achieve a 6% reduction in the specific energy consumption of the rail system by 2020, assuming that traffic volumes double in comparison with current figures. Within the time frame of 48 Months of project duration, the 28 consortium partners will deliver: -Relevant baseline figures and scenarios for selected reference systems -A system-based concept for modelling energy consumption -A common and standardised methodology to determine energy consumption by rail sub-systems and components in the development and procurement phases -An integrated simulation tool for energy consumption and LCC -An integrated railway energy efficiency management approach and decision support tool -Strategic energy efficiency targets for rolling stock, infrastructure and traffic management -An Energy Management Module which could provide the operator with a diagnostic of their complete installation -New validated energy efficiency-oriented railway technologies for trackside and on-board sub-systems and equipment, developed in compliance with the new integrated approach -Refined best practices for Railway Operators and Infrastructure Managers -Strategies for incentives, pricing, and policies

Coordinator

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Address

Avenue Louise, 221
Brussels

Belgium

Participants (25)

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

France

RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA S.P.A.

Italy

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

TRENITALIA S.P.A.

Italy

D'APPOLONIA S.P.A.

Italy

INSTITUT FUER ZUKUNFTSSTUDIEN UND TECHNOLOGIEBEWERTUNG IZT GMBH

Germany

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

FAIVELEY TRANSPORT ITALY S.P.A.

Italy

TRAFIKVERKET

Sweden

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO TRASPORTI E LOGISTICA

Italy

EMKAMATIK GMBH

Switzerland

ENOTRAC UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

TSB INNOVATIONSAGENTUR BERLIN GMBH / FORSCHUNGS- UND ANWENDUNGSVERBUND VERKEHRSSYSTEMTECHNICK / TSB

Germany

TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSGRUPPEN I BORLÄNGE AB

Sweden

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN

Sweden

SAFT S.A.

France

CORYS TRAINING & ENGINEERING SUPPORT SYSTEMS

France

TRANSRAIL SEWEDEN AB

Sweden

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

SCIROIDEA S.P.A.

Italy

RAIL CARGO AUSTRIA AG

Austria

VYZKUMNY USTAV ZELEZNICNI, A.S.

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31458

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 666 569

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 999

Coordinated by:

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium