Background and Challenge
The Transport Energy Network (TEN) is a collaboration working to develop a consensus view of pathways to net zero emissions for challenging applications with high journey energy requirements such as heavy duty trucks and off-highway machines. Run by the Thermal Propulsion Systems – Thermal Efficiency Spoke, located at the University of Brighton, Zemo Partnership and the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the Network has three key objectives:
- To develop a consensus view of long-term R&D priorities for low and negative carbon fuels for use in clean, efficient thermal powertrains.
- To enhance collaboration between fuel and thermal powertrain developers in industry and academia to support the delivery of these priorities.
- To develop links to the energy systems community.
This year’s work stream will focus on the following objectives:
- To investigate collaborative activities that could accelerate decarbonisation.
- To update the Automotive Council Energy and Fuels roadmap, working alongside the APC.
- To work to understand fuels and feedstocks needed to provide energy for 2050 transport.
Actions and Outputs
- Host 3 stakeholder webinars.
- Produce an updated Automotive Council Energy and Fuels Roadmap.
May 2021 – February 2022