As European engine manufacturers and suppliers are acting in harsh global competition, it is necessary to increase their competitiveness. This could be achieved not only by reducing emissions, but also by offering significantly lower fuel consumption. The LEMCOTEC project aims to decrease aviation engine emissions beyond the ACARE 2020 strategic research agenda. This targets a 50% reduction of CO2 per passenger, per kilometre. The project's main objective is to improve the core-engine thermal efficiency and combustion technology.
The COMCIS project aims to improve the performance of door-to-door container transport chains by consolidating data, systems and interoperability standards. It addresses the e-freight concept introduced by the European Commission in its Freight Logistics Action Plan. This states that Europe's transport system needs to be logistically advanced to overcome current and future transport problems. Demonstrations will be held on existing cargo flows and logistic chains in the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam.