Energy efficient diesel traction Best practices in diesel traction efficiency

Moderator : Roland Nolte, Director, IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment

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Diesel traction plays a major role at World level and a significant one in Europe and a significant one in providing rail services. In Europe, total emissions of NOX and PM have already decreased by about 20% from 2005 to 2010 and absolute energy consumption decreased from 50 to 41 PJ from 2005 to 2009 for passengers and from 23 to 27 PJ for freight; but where improvements in Energy Efficiency are still possible? The workshop will explore the impact of the introduction of cleaner Technologies (Biofuel and Others...) but also the best current practices in operating regimes such as less idling or higher load factor...

Keywords: DIesel, Idling, Modular Trains, Thermal Traction Chain.

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  • Introduction
    Roland Nolte, Director, IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment
  • The future of European Diesel Traction - Fleet Scenarios, Emission Reduction & Energy Efficiency Potentials
    Roland Nolte, Director, IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment
  • Energy Efficient Diesel Traction – GB Mainline Rail Initiatives
    Neil Ovenden, ATOC
  • Modeling of Diesel Traction Chain
    Frederic Chauvet, diesel traction expert, SNCF
  • Questions & Answers and debate
  • Wrap up & conclusions
    Roland Nolte, Director, IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment