Projects

Ongoing Projects

Study on Euro 5 sound level limits of L-category vehicles
Summary:
The scope of the study is to explore and propose new sound level limits at a Euro 5 step of L-category vehicles, taking into account the evolution of sound levels of approved vehicle types, the citizens’ needs, and the technical and economic feasibility in the medium term range. The new sound limits to be proposed should be accompanied by an appropriate timeframe for their application.
Sponsor:
European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Contractor:
EMISIA, TNO, RICARDO, Heinz Steven Data Analysis and Consultancy
Duration:
2016-10 to 2017-10
Euro 5 Effect study for L-category vehicles
Summary:
The objective of this study is to provide the European Commission with the set of environmental requirements for the Euro 5 stage for L-category vehicles, as mandated by Regulation (EU) No 168/2013. The approach involves a comprehensive environmental effect study to evaluate the share of pollutants contributed by L-category vehicle fleet as an effect of the enforcement of the Euro 5 environmental requirements. An experimental assessment, verification, and validation programme of the measures within the Euro 5 environmental step will be performed. Based on the results of this study, the Commission will make the required appropriate legislative proposals for Euro 5.
Sponsor:
European Commission, Directorate-General for the Internal Market, Industry
Contractor:
EMISIA, LAT/AUTh, TNO, Heinz Steven Data Analysis and Consultancy
Duration:
2015-11 to 2017-06
Life GreenYourMove (GYM)
Summary:

The main objectives of this project are the development and the promotion of a co-modal journey planning platform to minimize GHG emission in Europe. The project team will first review the current methodologies used to calculate GHG emissions from transport, current policies for promotion of co-modality, then create the GYM database, develop the case-specific co-modal emission calculation models and finally create the platform. Monitoring of the environmental and socio-economic impact of the project will follow along with public presence (website, phone application, workshops, webinars, conferences, networking etc.)

 

        

Sponsor:
European Commission, Executive Agency for small and medium-sized enterprises
Contractor:
EMISIA, University of Thessaly, AVMAP, CHAPS, PLANNERSTACK, TRAINOSE
Duration:
2015-09 to 2018-09
European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation
Summary:

The main task of the ETC/ACM is to support EU environmental policy and legislative frameworks in a flexible manner to allow for adequate response to emerging needs. Such support is brought through improving monitoring, reporting and assessments in which the DPSIR chain is analyzed in a balanced way. The ETC/ACM activities focus on the support of two main policy processes and frameworks: Climate change (CC Committee, EU Climate Action Programme and UNFCCC/Kyoto and its follow up), and Air pollution (Air Quality CAFE Directive; NEC Directive and CLRTAP and their follow up).

Sponsor:
European Environment Agency
Contractor:
RIVM, AEA, CHMI, EMISIA, IDAEA/CSIC, INERIS, NILU, Oko, PBL, UBA-Vienna
Duration:
2011-01 to 2018-12
Quantifying the impact of Intelligent Transport Systems on the fuel consumption of light-duty vehicles on the road network
Summary:

The overall objective of the study is to provide European Commission with a matrix of reasons why system wide deployment of so-called eco-ITS may deliver different levels of GHG benefits from tests of deployment on single vehicles.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Climate Action
Contractor:
EMISIA, Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Duration:
2016-07 to 2016-12
Provision of services for the design of a new database and data analysis of vehicle measurement
Summary:
This study aims at the recommendation of improvements in the database that is currently used, the analysis of the handling of the measurement data as well as the proposition of a new database design with improved characteristics. The project team will allow tractability of the raw information and future expansion of the new database, conduct data analysis of measurement data and incorporate them into the new database design, incorporate all the recommendations related to database of document in Appendix I of the invitation to quotation into the database design and finally provide documentation on all the work, including quality assurance and quality control procedures.
Sponsor:
Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
Contractor:
EMISIA, Cluster Technology
Duration:
2015-09 to 2016-02
Study on enhanced sound requirements for mopeds, quads and replacement silencers of L-category vehicles
Summary:
The scope of the study is to perform due diligence on noise control regulations from power two wheelers proposed at UN level, before considering their accession into the EU type approval system. Particular emphasis will be given on the consideration of market surveillance and enforcement practices of the particular legislation.
Sponsor:
European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Contractor:
EMISIA, LAT/AUTh, TNO, TÜV NORD, Heinz Steven Data Analysis and Consultancy
Duration:
2015-08 to 2016-08
Exchanging experience between the EU and China on the use of the COPERT model for transport for better National Climate Communication
Summary:

The objectives of the project were:

i. To improve understanding of the contribution of transport to greenhouse gas emissions in China through use of EU experience and implementation of the COPERT model.

ii. To promote cooperation in this area between EU and China experts and allow easier exchanges between EU and China policy makers on their respective transport data and policies to address the climate (and wider) impacts of transport.

iii. To support the process of developing policies to reduce transport climate and air pollution impact in China.

Sponsor:
EU-China Policy Dialogue Support Facility II
Contractor:
EMISIA, Energy Research Institute (China), European Union Delegation in China
Duration:
2015-06 to 2016-05
Assessment of options for monitoring heavy duty vehicles’ CO2 emissions and their costs
Summary:
The European Commission intends to propose HDV CO2 certification, monitoring and reporting legislation in 2016. As regards monitoring and reporting, it started working on an Impact Assessment to fully assess and compare the identified monitoring and reporting options. To this aim the project objectives are (a) to re-assess the TNO report’s options by carrying out an analysis of the feasibility, robustness, effectiveness, representativeness and pros and cons of the options identified by TNO et al. (2015) and any other relevant monitoring options identified in this study, (b) to assess options’ costs for the main stakeholders and (c) further assistance of the Commission in assessing data monitoring and management needs and costs at EU level. The first two objectives of the project will inform the Impact Assessment to be developed by the Commission services, underpinning legislation on monitoring and reporting of HDV CO2.
Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Clima
Contractor:
EMISIA, CE Delft, TU Graz
Duration:
2015-05 to 2016-01
Impact of fleet renewal strategies on NOx and PM emissions from light duty vehicles within the context of the upcoming RDE legislation
Summary:
The objectives of this study are (a) to formulate alternative fleet renewal scenarios for light duty and heavy duty vehicles in SIBYL with projections up to 2040 and to (b) to properly justify the results in a short report and a presentation.
Sponsor:
ACEA
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2015-05 to 2015-06
Comparison TREMOD – COPERT
Summary:
With the aim to compare TREMOD and COPERT the following steps are envisaged: (a) Description of the features and expected developments for the two models; (b) Description of the activity data used in the two models; (c) Calculations with the two models for five test cases and assessment of results.
Sponsor:
Bundesamt für Strassenwesen, Germany
Contractor:
EMISIA, INFRAS, IFEU
Duration:
2015-04 to 2016-04
Provision of Services for Quality Assurance of the Portable Emission Measuring Systems (PEMS)
Summary:
The aim of this project is to understand and review current methods, tools, and procedures for PEMS data handling in Hong Kong, recommend improvements in the process which is currently applied, collect PEMS data to confirm quality using specially developed detection algorithm(s) and finally discuss and propose future PEMS data collection strategy.
Sponsor:
Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
Contractor:
EMISIA, University of Queensland, City University of Hong Kong
Duration:
2015-01 to 2015-10
Use of COPERT for estimating evaporative emissions from fuel ethers
Summary:
This study provides to the European Fuel Oxygenates Association our comparative estimation of evaporative emissions from different fuels containing ethanol and ETBE. To this aim the main parameters of fuel ethers having an effect on evaporative emissions were investigated and modeled in COPERT, the expected evaporative VOC emissions for each of the scenarios considered were estimated and finally recommendations on the relative advantages of fuel ethers over ethanol blends were provided.
Sponsor:
European Fuel Oxygenates Association (EFOA)
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2015-01 to 2015-11
Emissions by the transport sector – Rail and Inland Waterways
Summary:

The main objective is to support Eurostat in identifying and evaluating suitable data and methods for assessing the impact of railway and inland waterways transport on GHG emissions. To this aim, the main requirements of the project are: i) assessment of the policy needs for statistical information on CO2 emissions by the rail and inland waterways transport sectors; ii) study and evaluation of methods and data used for the estimation of CO2 emissions by the rail and inland waterways transport sectors; iii) recommendation of suitable methods to be used by Eurostat; iv) feasibility study of extending Eurostat’s rail and inland waterways transport statistics system to accommodate the additional data needed for emission estimation; and v) extension of the published statistics for emissions by the rail and inland waterways transport sectors.

Sponsor:
Eurostat
Contractor:
EMISIA, Infras, IVL
Duration:
2014-12 to 2015-06
Preparation of the legal and technical background for proposing a future voluntary EU low emission standard for low emitting combustion engine driven cars
Summary:

The European Commission is considering the introduction of a voluntary emission standard for passenger cars (EULES) that will deliver real-world emission levels below the most stringent current emission limits. These emission levels will have to be verified by measuring the vehicle according to the measurement protocol foreseen in the framework of the Real Drive Emissions (RDE) regulations. This project aims at developing a first understanding on the potential of EULES as well as developing the technical and legal ground for its implementation. It consists of two major objectives: i) assess the market response to such a standard, and ii) verify and demonstrate whether state-of-the-art Euro 6 cars can reach RDE levels which are below the Euro 6 emission limit values, by further optimization of their emission control systems.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA, IIASA, ICCT, AVL, Open Evidence
Duration:
2014-12 to 2016-04
Literature Review of European Vehicle Emission Model
Summary:

The objectives of the study are to (a) assess the future requirements for vehicle emission modelling by EPD, which includes an examination of input data availability in Hong Kong, (b) conduct a detailed review of the existing vehicle emission models and new methodologies in Europe, and (c) recommend the best approach for the development of the new generation vehicle emission model specifically for Hong Kong, based on the European situation.

Sponsor:
Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
Contractor:
EMISIA, Infras, City University Hong Kong
Duration:
2014-03 to 2015-01
Modeling the contribution of EU emission control instruments (for fixed, mobile and diffuse sources) to future pollution reduction objectives
Summary:
The aim of the project is to provide supplementary analyses of the emission reduction scenarios developed with the GAINS model for the air quality policy package, by determining to the extent possible the contribution to emission reductions that a set of EU legislative instruments (a) will deliver in the period up to 2030, following currently adopted legislation, and (b) would additionally deliver in 2025 and 2030, in addition to the CLE baseline, as part of the set of measures needed to meet the emission reductions objectives set by the proposed air quality policy package.
Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA, IIASA, EMRC
Duration:
2014-02 to 2015-02
Simulation and testing of light commercial vehicles for the correlation of CO2 emissions values measured on NEDC and WLTP
Summary:

The main objective is to provide a technical analysis of how a representative range of N1 vehicles and technologies perform on the existing (NEDC) and the new (WLTP) type-approval procedure to enable a robust comparison of the emission values over the two tests. To this aim, approximately 8 individual vehicles will be simulated with different technology packages to model current technology variations and technology developments expected in the future. For the calibration and validation of the vehicle simulation model two representative vehicles will be tested over specific driving cycles.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Climate Action
Contractor:
EMISIA, TUG
Duration:
2014-01 to 2015-06
Development of a tool for assessing the fleet-level impacts of new road transport technologies, with emphasis in electromobility (DIONE)
Summary:

The principal objective of this project is to develop a software fleet-impact assessment tool. The tool shall be able develop scenarios in order to test new policies, develop alternative approaches and assess the impacts of technological changes in the vehicle fleets and fuels in Europe, in Member States and in individual regions.

Sponsor:
European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2013-11 to 2015-03
‘Best Available Techniques’ for mobile sources in support of a Guidance Document to the Gothenburg Protocol of the LRTAP Convention
Summary:

The main objective is the identification and evaluation of ‘Best Available Techniques’ (BAT) to control and reduce emissions from mobile sources. The project will provide the technical background in order to update the Guidance Document supporting the implementation of the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol of the UNECE LRTAP Convention. Main expected project achievements:

  • major advances in engine/exhaust control techniques
  • extend scope of pollutants (e.g. PM control)
  • extend range of mobile sources covered (e.g. sea going ships, aircrafts)
  • offer ‘best’ options from a range of proven (technical and non-technical) measures to reduce pollutant emissions from mobile sources
Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA, IIASA (AT)
Duration:
2013-11 to 2014-12
Simulation and testing of light duty vehicles with a view to ensuring the correlation of CO2 emission values measured on NEDC and WLTP
Summary:

The main objective is to provide a technical analysis of how a representative range of M1 vehicles and technologies perform on the existing (NEDC) and the new (WLTP) type-approval procedure to enable a robust comparison of the emission values over the two tests. To this aim, approximately 20 individual vehicles will be simulated with different technology packages to model current technology variations and technology developments expected in the future. For the calibration and validation of the vehicle simulation model a number of vehicles will be tested over specific driving cycles.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Climate Action
Contractor:
EMISIA, TNO, LAT/AUTh
Duration:
2013-09 to 2014-12
Technical support in the framework of the environmental study referred to in COM(2010)542
Summary:

The European Commission Proposal COM (2010) 542 will form the basis of a new regulation introducing emission standards for L-category vehicles. This Communication Document introduces the need of an environmental study to be conducted in order to ‘confirm’ or, even possibly, review the emission standard requirements foreseen for the 2020/2021 emission step. Thus, the main objective of this study was to assist ACEM in providing technical input in the process of such an environmental study so that the planning, execution, and outcome of this environmental study offer reliable and unprejudiced conclusions related to a fair regulation of future L-category vehicles.

Sponsor:
ACEM
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2012-11 to 2013-06
TRansport ANalysis and Scenario evaluation Model for the UTilisation of Electricity-based vehicle technologies (TRANSMUTE)
Summary:

The objective is to develop an integrated application with a built-in road transport model for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, capable of evaluating different fleet structure scenarios in order to reach specific CO2 targets and estimate related costs, while emphasizing on electrification approaches.

Sponsor:
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2012-09 to 2015-08
Technical support for the use of COPERT in the context of the review of the European evaporative emission test procedure
Summary:

The main objective was to provide technical support to JRC/IET for the use of COPERT in the context of the review of the European evaporative emission test procedure. The work performed included: the modifications introduced to the COPERT model for estimating the benefits of a revised procedure, provision of assistance to JRC for defining the different scenarios, running of the model.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG JRC, IES
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2012-06 to 2012-12
Effects of ageing commercial biodiesel fuels on engine components
Summary:

A measurement programme will be carried out to assess the effects of ageing commercial biodiesel fuels on engine components.

Sponsor:
Toyota Motor Europe
Contractor:
EMISIA, Aristotle University Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas / Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute
Duration:
2012-05 to 2013-02
Maintenance of the air pollutant emissions database and the air quality management system
Summary:

The objective is to maintain and update the air pollutant emissions database and the air quality management system (AQMS) that have been developed in the framework of a previous contract. To this aim, the relevant activity data will be collected in order to create the 2011 inventory and to enable the temporal and spatial allocation of emissions in the web GIS application. Output of the AQMS will be validated on a daily basis against measurements from monitoring stations. Emission reduction scenarios for the years 2020, 2030 and 2050 will be also created. Training of the DLI personnel on the use of the above tools is also foreseen.

Sponsor:
Department of Labour Inspection, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, Cyprus
Contractor:
Aristotle University Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, EMISIA
Duration:
2012-01 to 2012-12
Inspection and Maintenance fine Particle Sensor
Summary:

The aim of the project is developing a fine particle sensor suitable for use as a test probe for diesel-powered vehicles in inspection and maintenance facilities. It will incorporate a data interface with a software application to acquire, store and process collected information and output a result.

Sponsor:
EUREKA Office, C/o General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Contractor:
EMISIA, Pegasor
Duration:
2012-01 to 2013-12
Transport data collection supporting the quantitative analysis of measures relating to transport and climate change
Summary:

The principal objective of this project is to supply DG CLIMA with a general update of the historical transport data for use in the various modelling tools used by the European Commission for policy assessment purposes. The economic conditions in Europe have changed considerably in recent years, and some of the assumptions implicit in these datasets (e.g. economic growth, turnover of stock, etc.) may no longer be valid and should also therefore be re-examined. The main requirement is collection of country-specific data on the various transport modes for each of the EU27 Member States, as well as for Norway, Switzerland and the EU candidate countries (Croatia, FYROM, Iceland and Turkey).

Website: http://traccs.emisia.com/download.php

Final Report

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Climate Action
Contractor:
EMISIA, INFRAS, IVL
Duration:
2011-12 to 2013-12
Monitoring and assessment of sectorial implementation actions (notably related to transport, energy and agriculture)
Summary:

This project aims to support the European Commission in the review of the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution and its related legal instruments on ambient air quality and national emission ceilings through modelling of emission baselines and scenarios for different policy options and their related impacts.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
IIASA, VITO, INERIS, EMISIA, ICCS, met.no, ALTERRA, RIVM, EMRC
Duration:
2011-09 to 2013-09
Development of a system for traffic, environmental and energy data from the road network of Thessaloniki
Summary:

The objective is to develop an innovative product focusing on the road transport sector and more specifically on intelligent transport systems. To this aim, a software tool will be developed which will estimate pollutant emission levels and the energy consumption for the road network of Thessaloniki in real-time. The results will be integrated on geographical layers in order to be displayed in GPS navigation systems and in web-based applications.

Sponsor:
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Contractor:
EMISIA, Aristotle University Thessaloniki / Transport Engineering Laboratory, Radiotaxi Association "White Tower"
Duration:
2011-08 to 2014-07
Development of a method for the measurement and monitoring of CO2 emissions for N1 multi-stage vehicles
Summary:

The goal of the project is to assess options and to develop a method to measure and monitor the CO2 emissions of N1 multi-stage vehicles (MSV).

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
Contractor:
TNO, EMISIA
Duration:
2011-06 to 2011-12
Support for Preparation of reports under Article 9.1 (c and j) of Directive 98/70/EC and on the quality of petrol and diesel fuels
Summary:

The main objective of the task 2 (permitted summer petrol vapour pressure) of this study was to investigate the implications of producing petrol to a lower vapour pressure. To this aim, (a) the technical, commercial, environmental and operational implications were identified, (b) the costs and benefits throughout the lifecycle of the fuel were assessed (c) the compatibility of lower summer vapour pressure petrol with the operation of the petrol vehicle fleet has been assessed, (d) the practical and technical obstacles to the supply, storage and use of petrol with lower vapour pressure have been assessed, (e) a comprehensive cost-benefit assessment of a lowering of the maximum summer vapour pressure for petrol has been carried out, and (f) recommendations as to whether there is a summer petrol vapour pressure lower than the present value that can be considered more optimal were provided.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Climate Action
Contractor:
EMISIA, LAT/AUTh, AMEC
Duration:
2010-12 to 2012-02
Parameterisation of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of passenger cars and LDV for modelling purposes
Summary:

The main objective of this study is to parameterize the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of passenger cars and light-duty vehicles and all possible fuels in relation to the main influencing factors, like vehicle weight, engine power, aerodynamics, etc. To this aim, the database on which the analyses will be performed will be selected, an appropriate methodology and calculation tool will be developed and validated and the parameterisation results will be made available for use in emission inventorying tools.

Report: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/111111111/22474

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Contractor:
EMISIA, TU Graz, INFRAS
Duration:
2009-12 to 2010-10
Graphical User Interface for the European Transport Model TREMOVE
Summary:

An evaluation of the current TREMOVE Graphical User Interface functionalities will be performed. Additional functionalities will be designed and integrated in the model and the model core, currently based on TREMOVE v.3.1, will be updated to v.3.3.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA, APEnvEcon
Duration:
2009-12 to 2010-06
Framework Contract for Expert Assistance in Transport and Environment
Summary:

The main objectives of this framework contract are to develop and maintain transport and environment indicators and best practices; assess the environmental constraints and benefits of clean/low carbon transport technologies; provide regular updates on transport and environment indicators, including transport subsidies and fiscal instruments; assess the pressures associated with the demand for transport on the environment including energy efficiency and demand-side policies, choice of fuels, climate change mitigation, air pollution, noise and the costs, benefits and tradeoffs concerning environmental aspects, such as water and biodiversity, of these pathways.

Sponsor:
European Environment Agency
Contractor:
AEA, COWI, EMISIA, KTI, Acustica, Extrium
Duration:
2009-12 to 2011-12
Air pollution consequences of postponing the implementation date of EURO VI standards for heavy duty vehicles
Summary:

Appropriate scenarios were setup using version 3.1 of the TREMOVE model, to assess the consequences on emissions and costs of postponing the implementation date of EURO VI emission limit values for Heavy Duty Vehicles by two years, i.e. from 2013 to 2015.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2009-09 to 2009-11
Report :
Uncertainty/Sensitivity analysis of the transport model TREMOVE
Summary:

The aim of this project was to estimate the uncertainty of the TREMOVE output and its sensitivity to the input variables. For the analysis, United Kingdom was examined as a test case and TREMOVE v3.3.1 was used. The study identified 14 variables that were found to be most important for the uncertainty of the model output. It also identified linear associations between output and input variables in several instances. Elasticities between intermodal shifts and other choices (vehicle types, fuels, etc.) appeared limited. Choices to decrease model uncertainty include better estimates for key input variables and simplification of the model structure.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA, LWA
Duration:
2009-09 to 2011-03
Report :
Recalculation of PTW emissions in accordance with the ACEM scenario
Summary:

Four scenarios requested by ACEM on future emission standards for mopeds and motorcycles were simulated. Scenario 1 assumes the introduction of Euro 4 (2012) and Euro 5 (2015) motorcycles. Scenario 2 in addition considers the introduction of Euro 4 mopeds in 2015. Finally, two scenarios were executed where all conventional motorcycles and mopeds are replaced with new ones in the year 2012. The simulations showed that significant reductions may be achieved with the scenarios proposed. However, stabilization of PTW contribution to the 2007 level can be only achieved with old vehicle replacement.

Sponsor:
European Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (ACEM)
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2009-06
Uncertainty estimates and guidance for road transport emission calculations
Summary:

The main objectives of this project was to evaluate the uncertainty linked with the various input parameters of the COPERT 4 model, assess the uncertainty of road transport emissions in two test cases at national level and include these uncertainty estimates in the COPERT 4 model. Furthermore, this information has been used to prepare guidance on the assessment of uncertainty for the Tier 3 methods (COPERT 4) and to provide uncertainty estimates for the Tier 2 method, to be included in the road transport chapter of the Atmospheric Emissions Inventory Guidebook.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2009-01 to 2009-10
Euro 6 light duty vehicle OBD
Summary:

The main objectives of the project is to critically review and assess the technical feasibility of positive-ignition and compression-ignition OBD monitoring techniques and hardware availability to establish by end-2010 and collect driving data from EU and US vehicles in order to provide a database of in-field OBD failures and frequency of such OBD failures. Based on the assessment of technical feasibility, likely scenarios for Euro 6 OBD thresholds will be developed and an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of various OBD threshold scenarios will be conducted.

Sponsor:
European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2009-01 to 2011-08
Feasibility study for the development of evaporative emission factors from diesel vehicles and inclusion in the COPERT software
Summary:

New emission factors for evaporative emissions from diesel vehicles have been developed based on the results of relevant mini-SHED tests. An emissions calculation tool based on the COPERT 4 methodology has been developed, which enables the calculation of evaporative emissions from the entire European vehicle fleet (ALL) and thus the assessment of the contribution of diesel vehicles to total evaporative emissions.

Sponsor:
EVAL Europe N.V.
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2008-12 to 2009-02
Update and further development of transport model TREMOVE
Summary:

The aim of this project is to update and further improve the transport model TREMOVE with the latest available data (vehicle stock, fuel prices, taxation, mileages, v-km, p-km, t-km, …) and provide new baseline scenarios that would be in line with the involvement of TREMOVE in different projects (iTREN-2030 and EC4MACS).

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG Environment
Contractor:
EMISIA, TML, TRT, IFEU
Duration:
2008-11 to 2010-01
Development and application of a demonstrator for vehicle emissions calculation
Summary:

In order to assess the environmental performance of vehicles equipped with the 'Clear Box', an emissions calculation tool based on the COPERT 4 software has been developed. Detailed trip and parking information in a high temporal resolution are used to calculate the pollutant and CO2 emissions and fuel consumption per vehicle and per trip. Emission results from vehicles equipped with PEMS (Portable Emissions Measurement Systems) were utilised for the validation of the demonstrator.

Sponsor:
Octo Telematics srl
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2008-09 to 2009-03
Application of TREMOVE to study the effects of CO2 regulations on technological improvements
Summary:

The aim of the project was to assess the evolution of the road transport stock, assuming different costs for the technology options foreseen to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars. Αn updated baseline of the TREMOVE model version 2.52 has been prepared in order to incorporate the latest fuel prices for the EU countries. The scenarios considered differed on the expected CO2 reductions from different technologies, the extent of penetration of new technologies and the corresponding additional costs to be applied on diesel and gasoline passenger cars for all countries.

Sponsor:
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2008-09 to 2008-10
Validation and Improvement of CORINAIR's Emission Factors for Road Transport using Real-World Emissions Measurements
Summary:

Existing emission factors and methodologies included in COPERT will be reviewed and those in need of revision and/or validation will be identified. An experimental campaign will be set-up, in order to address the identified priorities in methodology and emission factor improvements. A calculation tool to collect and screen the measured data from the experimental campaign will then be developed. The calculation tool will include a methodology, which will be used to convert the collected data into useful emission factors and will be applied to develop relevant emission factors from a case-study.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Contractor:
EMISIA, LAT/AUTh, TU Graz
Duration:
2008-09 to 2009-07
Application of TREMOVE to study the effect of excise duties minima on road transport development
Summary:

The aim of this exercise was to assess the impact of possible revision of the minimum levels of taxation for motor fuels to take into account their energy and carbon content. The effect on activity, emissions and road transport cost of applying 2 scenarios over the baseline development was calculated. The scenarios were determined by the European Commissions, were provided to the study team and were executed with TREMOVE version 2.52.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG TAXUD
Contractor:
EMISIA
Duration:
2008-06 to 2008-07
Development of a Graphical User Interface for the TREMOVE model
Summary:

A Graphical User Interface was developed as a MS Windows software tool to simplify and automate the use of the TREMOVE model. The TREMOVE GUI provides the user with an interface to create scenarios with the TREMOVE model and execute them. It provides a link between the input and output data and means to filter and export them from the TREMOVE database to an easy-to-use MS Excel file. It also allows the user to change the input data in order to create a new TREMOVE baseline.

Sponsor:
European Commission, DG JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
Contractor:
EMISIA, LAT/AUTh
Duration:
2007-12 to 2008-11