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Portugal - Transport

Recovering power from transport and motion
30/05/2016
Capturing kinetic energy, or the energy generated by an object in motion, could prove to be an alternative to energy from traditional sources, such as fossil fuels, in energy efficient systems. Kinetic energy recovery is already used in, for example, Formula 1 motor racing, where the energy...
Waste not, want not
10/12/2012
A Portuguese company has been recognised for its waste management software – an example of how modern technology can make environmental services more efficient. Compta Emerging Business, headquartered in historic Évora in southern-central Portugal, received in September a Green Projects Award...
New business model for sustainable freight  
26/11/2012
TRI-VIZOR encourages companies to pool their transport and logistics capacities, generating both environmental and financial benefits. Freight transportation in Europe is massively inefficient. Less than half of the cargo capacity trundling along European roads each day is actually utilised....
Let the train take the strain
14/09/2012
The Dutch railway operator is retrofitting its intercity train fleet to make it more efficient. Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the railway operator in the Netherlands, is improving the environmental performance of 50 of its intercity trains through a retrofitting programme that will be completed...
One eco-innovation enables another
14/04/2012
The scaling-up of sustainable, high-tech dyeing technology is the focus of an ongoing European Commission funded project aimed at strengthening SMEs in the colour textile industry. A consortium of universities, small companies and large players in the energy and transport sectors from five...
End-of-life aircraft recycling offers high grade materials
24/06/2011
TARMAC Aerosave is exploiting an innovative system for the smart dismantling and recycling of end-of-life aircraft. It targets the 6,000 aircraft due to retire over the next 15 years. The launch of the Airbus A300 in the early 1970s revolutionised aircraft manufacturing, demonstrating cost and...
On the road to sustainable vehicles
20/07/2010
Global carmakers are increasing efforts to improve the sustainability of their vehicles by incorporating recycled materials to meet environmental regulations and consumer demands. Car manufacturers have recognised the importance of improving the sustainability of their vehicles, both in terms...