CONCAWE Workshop: Reducing Energy Demand and GHG Emissions from Road Transportation

03 October 2013 - 04 October 2013

Reducing energy demand and GHG emissions from road transportation is a major objective of the European Union and its Member States. The best ways to achieve this objective are hotly debated, however, and were the subject of a Workshop, hosted by CONCAWE on Monday, October 14, 2013, at TOTAL’s Offices in Brussels, Belgium.

This Workshop provided European stakeholders with experts’ technical perspectives on CO2 emission targets for passenger cars and new developments in vehicle technologies to reduce energy demand and GHG emissions. The Workshop presentations can be downloaded from the links provided below:

  • Robin Nelson, CONCAWE’s Science Director, presented an introduction to CONCAWE and to the Workshop’s objective.
  • Professor John Heywood, Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT University, discussed appropriate fuel consumption targets for passenger cars.
  • Stephen Zoepf, in MIT University’s Engineering Sciences Division, presented potential fuel consumption benefits and challenges from vehicle weight reduction.
  • Dr. Heinz Hass, representing EUCAR, reported new results from the JRC, EUCAR, CONCAWE (JEC) Consortium’s recently published Tank-to-Wheels Study (TTW) Version 4.
  • Simon Wrigley, Ricardo UK, presented technology options to reduce fuel consumption through alternative powertrains, such as hybrids, electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and others.

The Workshop’s agenda, an Executive Summary of the proceedings and speaker resumes can be found here.