Manufacturers of heavy-duty equipment such as terminal equipment, trucks, shunting locomotives etc., or producers of specific components needed for carbon neutral operation.
Companies conducting business around port operation, for example port authorities, terminal operators or empty container depots.
Heavy duty logistics
Companies involved in heavy cargo logistics, such as freight forwarding companies and warehousing companies.
Companies working in the field of infrastructure including hydrogen- and electrical-grid operators as well as manufacturers of charging stations or hydrogen refueling systems.
Suppliers of carbon neutral energy needed for port operation and heavy-duty logistics such as hydrogen and electricity suppliers.
Scientific institutions, consultancies and other companies that add value with their experience, scientific research capabilities and alike.
Robust foundations for decision-making:
Current discussions on climate-neutral heavy duty vehicles remain largely theoretical. Yet, companies lack the certainty that the vehicles can effectively fulfill real-world operational needs and are to be operated economically. Our data and simulations conducted in our test fields by our scientific partners enable us to create practical tools. These tools empower operators to confidently chart their fleet conversion journey based on empirical evidence.
Rapid market maturity of technologies:
Today, operators seeking alternative powertrains for heavy duty equipment often struggle to find reliable zero-emission devices in the market. Leveraging direct feedback from our test fields and insights from working groups to manufacturers, our cluster expedites the development of zero-emission devices. We identify and address market hurdles early, fostering accelerated market maturity for these technologies.
Lively marketplace with swift solutions:
Transitioning to decarbonized heavy duty equipment inevitably brings unforeseen challenges during implementation. Our cluster provides a dynamic network where challenges are met with solutions and difficulties serve as opportunities for innovative business ventures. This environment facilitates the rapid adoption of solutions within the marketplace.
The learnings are intended to be shared within the cluster members using the so called “Outcome Cards.” For different key areas ‑infrastructure, terminal layout, and equipment- unique sets of “virtual cards” will be developed. These sets will summarize crucial information, illustrate the current market situation and trends, and provide a summary of simulation results, economic tipping points for different use cases and technologies, experiences from practical testing, while also addressing overarching topics such as safety, maintenance, and training.
Conducting tests, employing specialized equipment, and gathering practical data to navigate the nuances of new powertrains stand as a crucial pillar in meeting our objectives. Explore further insights here.
The working groups serve as forums to discuss the initial values for the simulations, which include vehicle data, infrastructure assumptions and operating parameters. These groups also facilitate the exchange of results and experiences from the test fields. Discover more information here.
We work with scientific partners to construct simulation models that use validated parameters from real-world scenarios and allow us to perform extrapolations for different use cases. Find out more here.
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