Identification:
Project proposal:
EMO/1160/2015
Commission decision:
EMO/1822/2015

Project planning:
Starting date: 4th January 2016
End date: February 2020
Status: On-going

Participants:
Project leader:
Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona
Socis del projecte:
Applus IDIADA Group, Escola d'Enginyeria Barcelona Est, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping, Dimsport Spain S.L., Renewable Technical Consulting S.L., Naturgy Iberia, Associació de Transportistes Empresaris de Contenidors, Transmar logística CTC

States involved:
Spain

Budget:
Costs EcoMobility Community:
7,092,478.97€
Total eligible costs RePort:
1,610,884.41€
RIS3CAT contribution:
689,899.50€
em>RIS3CAT funding:
42.83%
APB funding:
32,696.14€
Support Program:

This project has been cofinanced by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.

Links of interest:
RIS3 EU Website
FEDER in Catalonia





Project description:

EcoMobility, one of the five RIS3CAT communities granted in 2015, is a cluster of companies and research institutions, created with the purpose of reducing contamination caused by transport. Within the EcoMobility Community, the Port of Barcelona is the leader of the RePort Project.

The RePort project aims at reducing the air pollutant and acoustic emissions at the Port, in order to improve the air quality of Barcelona.

The main goal of the RePort project is to develop an innovative technology to convert Diesel engines into Dual-Fuel ones, making it possible for them to run on gas, which is more sustainable.

Contributing to the consolidation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a real, efficient and sustainable. Thus, making it possible to develop a logistics hub within the Port area where the trucks run on these alternative fuels. Hence, reducing contamination and paving the way for a new and more sustainable industrial transportation sector to emerge.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the RePort action are:

· To reduce CO, HC, NOx and PM emissions, as well as acoustic emissions, caused by truck transportation of goods from the Port to the distribution areas.
· To gather information on these emissions.
· To improve the existent technology in Dual-Fuel engines.
· Share the results obtained in order to promote the usage of natural gas, as a standard fuel, in the supply chain of goods.

RePort activities:

· Develop the technology base necessary to transform Diesel vehicles into Dual-Fuel ones.
· Study the methodology to apply which maximizes the benefits of the Dual-Fuel system, as well as reducing the pollutant emissions.
· Pilot tests with LNG on vehicles.
· The systems will be developed so that they can be installed in Euro IV and Euro V vehicles.
· Define and establish the logistics supply chain for LNG and CNG, in order to fulfill future demand of natural gas for vehicles.

The Barcelona Port Authority coordinates the different activities within the project to ensure the correct development and cohesion of the Action.

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