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Deriving effective least-cost policy strategies for alternative automotive concepts and alternative fuels (ALTER-MOTIVE)
Title: Deriving effective least-cost policy strategies for alternative automotive concepts and alternative fuels (ALTER-MOTIVE)
Funding: European Commission, "Intelligent Energy - Europe" Programme
Budget: 1 364 475 EUR
Timeframe: Oct. 2008 - Mar. 2011

The core objective of the project was to derive an action plan for implementing effective least-cost policy strategies for the EU, specific countries & regions, to achieve a significant increase in innovative alternative fuels (AF) and corresponding alternative more efficient automotive technologies (AAMT) to head towards a sustainable individual & public transport system.

The derived objectives included:

  • Documentation of lessons learned from historic & current developments of AF & AAMT by means of assessing a broad set of case studies of pilot projects at national & local level;
  • A critical analysis of AF & AAMT from an ecological, economic & energetic viewpoint;
  • Assessment of potentials & cost for AF and perspectives for technological improvements of AAMT;
  • Identification of drivers in currently implemented successful local concepts & national policies;
  • Recommendations for a successful transfer & dissemination of these initiatives to other regions;
  • Derivation of least-cost scenarios up to 2020 for meeting EU targets (e.g. 10% biofuels).

Vienna University of Technology, Energy Economics Group (EEG), Austria; ECN, The Netherlands; Eni Corporate University S.P.A. (ENI), Italy; Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies, Germany; Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie, Germany; AEOLIKI Ltd, (AEOLIKI), Cyprus; Black Sea Regional Energy Centre (BSREC), Bulgaria; Rhônalpénergie-Environnement, France; Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Greece; The Krakow Institute for Sustainable Energy (KISE), Poland; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; Austrian Mobility Research Mobility Telematics & Clean Propuslion Systems, Austria; CEEETA-ECO, Portugal; The Ecological Council, Denmark.