Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Green transport solutions". 23 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems
Date:
Nov 2011
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This joint publication links the sectors of energy and transport due to the current challenge of shifting the energy and transport sectors to sustainable practices. It requires integrated efforts and the implementation of new practices, both in energy and transport. Therefore, some technical topics like bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, hydrogen, are of common interest in energy and transport whereas others are more sector specific.
Project:
Title:
EcoRegion_findings: Results from the Baltic 21 EcoRegion project
Date:
Nov 2011
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The publication shall provide a reflection on the lessons learned by all involved parties within the EcoRegion process. The authors present those lessons from the perspective of each individual project partner in order to show the variety of conclusions which can be drawn from such an integrated approach, where regions, sectors as well as transnational and national policy makers engage in a mutual exchange of experience.
Project:
Title:
Eco-Region Good Practice Database
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
During the EcoRegion project (2009-2011) partners have collected good practices and fed them into this database. In the database you can find a selected set of good practices for regional initiatives towards sustainable development, which have already been applied in one or more regions all over the Baltic Sea area. To date, the database comprises almost 200 good practice examples.
Project:
Title:
Scandria Investment Strategy
Date:
Jun 2012
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The investement strategy provides an understanding of the infrastructure system in the Scandria corridor and of development priorities concerning investments into intermodal nodes, railway infrastructure as well as road based infrastructure for heavy goods vehicle transport. Special emphasize has been laid to reducing environmental impacts like CO2-emissions through modal shift or replacement of fossile fuels in road transport.
Project:
Title:
Logistics Business Development Strategy
Date:
Jun 2012
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The logistics business development strategy is a description of logistics potentials in the Scandria corridor and its development opportunities. Bringing together national / regional logistics strategies and defining six goals for logistics development in the Scandria Corridor: Goal 1: Improved competitiveness and marketing Goal 2: Development of “value-added services” Goal 3: Reduced climatic and environmental impact Goal 4: Promotion of innovative transport technologies Goal 5:Improved competitiveness of rail and combined transport Goal 6: Higher logistics competence
Project:
Title:
Scandria Action Program
Date:
Nov 2013
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The Scandria Action Program defines the vision of the Scandria Corridor aiming at: - smart, green and inclusive innovation and growth, - a modern, competitive and sustainable transport system, - a corridor of cooperation. For each of these thematic pillars, concrete action proposals were agreed. The Scandria Action Program contains the proposal to set up a Scandria.Alliance that fosters further development of the Scandria Corridor.
Project:
Title:
Macroregional Transport Action Plan
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
An action plan document prepared by TransBaltic in cooperation with umbrella projects (available at: www.transbaltic.eu/). The MTAP is a 2012 edition document (will be regularly updated by ongoing projects), which contains policy actions needed to create better interfaces between national transport networks and to make the BSR transport system more resilient to future changes. Recipient: national and regional authorities; pan-Baltic organisations; ECOM, transnational and cross-border projects in the BSR and other macroregions
Project:
Title:
BSR transport blueprints
Date:
Sep 2012
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set of 5 brochures presenting generalised results of pilot business solutions tested in WP5 (www.transbaltic.eu/reports-results/); the concepts on one hand contribute to a better transport co-modality, with more integrated road, rail and waterway infrastructures, and on the other – stimulate sustainable regional growth. Content: introduction to the task, background and challenges, objectives, key activities, key results, actions to bring the results further Recipient: COM, nat/reg authorities, business stakeholders, other macroregions
Project:
Title:
Vision and optimum path to achieve an integrated transport system in the BSR
Date:
Jan 2012
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2030 vision of the integrated transport system in the BSR consolidated of past proposals by several pan-Baltic organisations, and the green transport scenario as an optimum path for the public and private stakeholders in the BSR. The concepts are available in documentation from TransBaltic Conference 2011 and TransBaltic Policy Report 2011 (www.transbaltic.eu/reports-results/). Recipient: pan-Baltic organisations; national and regional authorities
Title:
The "Baltic Biogas Foresight": Biogas production options and potential for the Baltic Sea Region.
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
Without stable and secure biogas supply, no transport company will commit to invest in biogas as fuel. Studies show that the production potential is often more than ten times as high as actual production. Traditionally, biogas is produced from wastewater treatment plants and landfills, since investment costs in these sectors are relatively low. Other possibilities to produce biogas are also examined to meet the increasing demand in the region, largest potential exists in the agricultural sector. Technical improvements in order to improve energy efficiency have been studied.
Title:
Biogas bus use and operational experiences
Date:
Mar 2013
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The paper covers operational experiences from biogas bus use, evaluation of technological development and verification of biogas emissions. The Baltic Biogas Bus project has specified the requirements for producers to meet high expectations from biogas bus producers. Emission measurements provide clear evidence of the positive environmental benefits of using biogas as transport fuel. Technological development among producers and improved knowledge among end users show that the cost of using biogas buses is now at par with conventional diesel buses.
Project:
Title:
The BGLC strategy
Date:
Mar 2014
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The BGLC strategy for future work in developing the transport connections. The focus is on Green Corridor Concepts, regional economic factors, business models, pilots and last but not least – how to form a stakeholders forum. Include goals, measures and time plan for each area. The Strategy represents the views of both project partners as well as representatives from the industry and stakeholders from the logistic sectors and is of both short-term and in a long-term perspective. To be used for developing the area. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/BGLC_Boken_20140317_2.pdf
Project:
Title:
Green Corridor Manual
Date:
Sep 2012
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The Green Corridor Manual guides to and identifies the basic elements, which constitute a green and efficient transport corridor compared to a traditional transport corridor. This identification will assist in improving existing corridors, as well as establishing new corridors. Therefore the manual can be seen as both an instrument for checking existing corridors, as well as a tool to improve or implement new green and efficient transport corridors.
Project:
Title:
Information Broker System
Date:
Mar 2012
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Description:
The Information Broker; an actor and a common information exchange, facilitating and promoting efficient information sharing for the benefit of the stakeholders in the EWTC and the environment, was developed and tested. It is primarily to be regarded as a switchboard – it enables access to data sources and services provided by data providers and service providers, but should neither collect data nor develop services. The technical design and requirements of the broker function has been laid out in the process of the work.
Project:
Title:
Establishment of the East West Transport Corridor Association
Date:
Sep 2012
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The first step towards establishing this structure in order to secure cooperation within the EWTC was to form an initiative group in December 2009. Then, in June 2010 at the Constitutive Conference, the East West Transport Corridor Association was officially established. Today, the EWTC Association is a successful triple-helix organization of stakeholders from the public, private, and the academic sector acting to promote the EWTC concept.
Project:
Title:
Joint railway concept in the EWTC
Date:
Mar 2012
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The aim of the creation of the Joint Rail Concept of the East-West Transport Corridor rail concept is broadening of business opportunities in the field of railway transport, achieving declared by the EWTC II project changes in transportation between the European and Asian markets and assuring smooth and seamless flow of goods along the corridor. The aim of the work was to comprehensively identify the principles and methods of the co-operation along the corridor.
Project:
Title:
Sulphur regulation in the baltic sea -scenarios for the Mid Nordic Region, threats and opportunities
Date:
Jan 2013
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A study of the consequences of the stricter sulphur limits in northern Sweden, Finland and Norway. The study is based on known facts but also on analyses and estimates from academy, industry and authorities. The report covers three perspectives, Maritime, Industry and Logistics. The consequences, threats, and opportunities are elaborated with the time scenarios 2020 and 2030, but starting in the current situation 2012 and what most likely will happen in 2015; lowering the limit of Sulphur emission from 1% to 0,1% in northern Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Project:
Title:
Public transport service SWOT-analysis studies
Date:
Oct 2013
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Analysis enables regions/airports to improve intermodal connectivity giving the PP precise look on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) regarding current/future linkage of their airports with PTS. With the help of the analysis usage of PTS for accessing BSR airports can be increased; individual traffic lowered. So reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases per departing/arriving passenger can be achieved (ecological sustainability). Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/services/documents/category/55-results?download=423:swot-analysis-final-version.
Title:
Applying multi-level governance in transport planning and management in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Oct 2014
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A methodological framework (with challenges, key findings, steps to achieve the goal) for the macroregional cooperation based on the project showcases. It present solutions how to pool together the strategic transport initiatives and make use of their individual strengths; how to deploy the potential of territorial cooperation projects better and to ensure their results are incorporated in the national transport planning process). A methodological framework (with challenges, key findings, steps to achieve the goal) for the passenger and freight management based on the project showcases. It present solutions how to organise new cross-border infrastructure projects; to manage the dynamic transport development without a fixed link in place; to succeed with a corridor context in the national infrastructure planning process; and to stimulate the functional integration of cities served by a single ferry line. A methodological framework (with challenges, key findings, steps to achieve the goal) for the passenger and freight management based on the project showcases. It present solutions how to stimulate the commercial development of a multimodal freight corridor; to enhance sustainable regional growth along the TEN-T Core Network Corridors; and to ensure that intermodal terminals are strategically located in the transport network.
Project:
Title:
Short Sea Shipping in the Baltic Sea Region: Freight volumes and the potential of 45' containers
Date:
May 2014
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A pioneer study presenting an overview of the feeder and short sea market in the BSR, importance of the short sea shipping (SSS) for the EU transport policy goals, consequences of the Sulphur Directive, main actors in the SSS market and competitiveness factors. The study serves as a background for the discussions with stakeholders on the short sea shipping tendencies and policy/market enhancement. It was quoted in several media channels.
Project:
Title:
A short sea shipping model for the Germany – Finland supply chain
Date:
Oct 2014
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A short sea shipping model developed in cooperation with the market and public players from the two countries. It presents how to integrate deep sea and short sea layers on relatively long distances (as exemplified by the Germany – Finland supply chain) to save transport costs and reduce CO2 emissions, with the same logistics services.
Project:
Title:
Business plan to boost intermodal services in the ACE Green Corridor
Date:
Oct 2014
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Description:
A business plan to establish an eco-friendly and efficient corridor for intermodal transport of seafood, consumer goods and industrial products from Northern Norway to markets and processing industry in Continental Europe. The plan presents measures to boost intermodal services in the ACE Green Corridor along the route Bodø-Trondheim-Hallsberg/Örebro-Alvesta-Karlskrona (found the best alternative for today’s road logistics solutions).
Project:
Title:
Macroregional Transport Action Plan (2014/2015 update)
Date:
Oct 2014
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Description:
Update of the MTAP document (2014/2015) with adjusted policy actions no. 2, 6, 7, 10 and a new measure (No. 21, on fostering the short sea shipping in sea-crossing transport corridors in the BSR), based on results of the testing/validation actions in the public-market environment. The document presents also new transport policy developments (e.g. on core network corridors) and their consequences for the BSR.