SCCER Mobility White Paper – March 2021

March 12, 2021 9:49 AM

The global mobility system is very important for the economy and the well-being of society. In parallel, passenger and freight transport exhibit a high demand for space, infrastructure and energy ...

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New funding opportunities for mobility research!

December 15, 2020 10:42 AM

As the SCCER program is coming to an end, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) continues to provide support and funding for the energy research community in Switzerland. ...

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New structure and module MAS | CAS ETH in Future Transport Systems

December 11, 2020 12:05 PM

Each semester the MAS ETH in Future Transport Systems will start with either the CAS Systems Aspects, Technology Potentials or New Business Models. ...

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Seven years SCCER Mobility

December 7, 2020 2:02 PM

In the Executive Committee meeting at the beginning of 2020, the SCCER Mobility management decided to publish a synthesis book of the 7 years of operation of SCCER Mobility. ...

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LCA study by the Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines

November 30, 2020 12:29 PM

Life cycle analyses (LCA) provide evidence of how climate-friendly new powertrain technologies really are. ...

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CAS System Aspects of Future Mobility

November 24, 2020 11:57 AM

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) System Aspects part of the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Future Transport Systems will kick off its third round in the spring semester 2021. ...

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Light, strong, and affordable

November 19, 2020 9:55 AM

Sustainable high-tech materials are expensive. However, this may soon change. Through his ETH Pioneer Fellowship, Christoph Schneeberger is developing a process that enables more efficient ...

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ETH Mobility Initiative gaining momentum

November 13, 2020 1:41 PM

The mobility initiative launched in 2018 is gaining momentum. Konstantinos Boulouchos, the driving force behind the project, explains how far things have come since then and in which direction ...

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Alternative powertrains on the test bench

November 2, 2020 5:24 PM

Energy consumption of passenger cars usually lies well above manufacturer indications. This also holds true for electric and other alternative powertrains as was shown by a study from ETH Zurich ...

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EU Hydrogen Strategy

October 27, 2020 12:06 PM

Hydrogen is an important alternative for sectors that are stuck in the fossil fuel economy. As national governments and European parliamentarians negotiate the EU’s hydrogen strategy, EASAC ...

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SCCER interview with Mireia Roca Riu

August 19, 2020 10:00 AM

Mireia Roca Riu joined the team of the Learning Lab - Future Transport Systems at SCCER Mobility in November 2019. ...

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Transferring research on novel composite materials into practice

July 22, 2020 12:03 PM

SCCER Mobility Capacity Area A3 and Composites United Switzerland are organizing a joint workshop to present the outcome of the research performed within SCCER Mobility in the last eight years to ...

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Learn to develop and implement solutions for sustainable mobility

July 6, 2020 11:19 AM

The MAS | CAS ETH in Future Transport Systems is a practice-oriented advanced degree program for professionals working in the transport sector. ...

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SWEET: first call for proposals

June 29, 2020 5:08 PM

SWEET (SWiss Energy research for the Energy Transition) is a new funding program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). ...

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Key performance indicators of the Swiss mobility system

June 16, 2020 11:30 AM

Research activities within the SCCER Mobility network constitute different solutions pathways that could promote the sustainable transition of the Swiss mobility system. ...

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Public consultation new Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call

May 26, 2020 10:08 AM

The European Commission (EC) is preparing an additional call for research proposals with pre-defined topics under Horizon 2020, dedicated to priorities of the Green Deal policy. ...

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Life cycle assessment of cars

May 18, 2020 9:01 AM

Decision support for car buyers: Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute have developed a web tool called the Carculator that can be used to compare the environmental performance of passenger ...

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New cooperation models for the energy market transition

April 22, 2020 10:32 AM

The electricity sector is in a state of accelerated development and disruptive change. Wind and solar energy have become low-cost alternatives, electric vehicles are increasing and more and more ...

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SCCER Mobility Mission Report

March 25, 2020 2:39 PM

SCCER Mobility recently completed a Mission Report identifying and outlining important topics for mobility research in Switzerland post 2020. ...

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Environmental impacts of passenger cars

March 11, 2020 2:22 PM

What are the environmental impacts of passenger cars with different powertrains today and in the future? ...

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How can we fly less?

March 3, 2020 9:51 AM

ETH Zurich has launched a university- wide project to reduce CO2 emissions from business air travel. ...

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Funding program “SWEET”

February 27, 2020 11:28 AM

On 26 February 2020, the Swiss Federal Council passed the dispatch for the new energy research program “Swiss Energy Research for the Energy Transition” (SWEET) to the Swiss Parliament for ...

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Morphing composite drone

February 24, 2020 1:00 PM

A team at Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMASLab) at ETH Zurich collaborated with the ETH Spin-off 9T Labs to develop and manufacture a 3D printed morphing composite ...

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SCCER interview with Olga Weiss

February 20, 2020 12:00 PM

Olga Weiss is a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Systems Group in the Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich. ...

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Technology options for future mobility

February 5, 2020 4:28 PM

The MAS “Future Transport Systems” is currently in its second round and 13 students participated in the CAS “Technology Potentials” last fall semester. ...

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Moving into the future with real-time and predictive traffic management

January 29, 2020 1:49 PM

HERE Technologies, named number one location platform this year by Strategy Analytics, focusses on stepping beyond maps to building a digital representation of reality. ...

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SCCER interview with Stephanie Wegmann

January 24, 2020 4:43 PM

Since April 2019 Stephanie Wegmann is a researcher at the Institute of Polymer Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). ...

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SCCER interview with Nicole Aegerter

December 5, 2019 4:14 PM

Nicole Aegerter is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMASLab) at ETH Zurich. ...

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SCCER Digitalization Action Plan

November 28, 2019 11:40 AM

Last year, the Swiss Federal Council allocated funding to strengthen research in the field of digitalization for three SCCERs. ...

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Initiative on the Decarbonization of Aviation

November 11, 2019 9:36 AM

The ETH Initiative on the Decarbonization of Aviation is a call for establishing more research at ETH Zurich towards decarbonizing aviation, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and thus its ...

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ETH Week 2019: Rethinking Mobility

October 16, 2019 3:10 PM

At ETH Week 2019, 200 students embarked on a challenging and exciting journey. Under the motto of “Rethinking Mobility”, they developed new solution pathways in interdisciplinary teams on the ...

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Nothing works on its own – synthesis on the main topic of “Mobility Behaviour”

September 23, 2019 12:09 PM

Mobility in Switzerland is characterised by a high degree of motorisation and widespread multimodality. ...

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"This is incredibly ambitious"

September 11, 2019 4:40 PM

Every three years, the World Energy Council explores possible developments of the global energy system under different scenarios. ...

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World Energy Scenarios 2019 launched

September 9, 2019 5:38 PM

New World Energy Scenarios discuss three plausible pathways to 2040 focusing on the impact of “disruptive innovation” on energy system. ...

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Research & Innovation for unlocking the decarbonisation of transport

July 31, 2019 4:06 PM

In November 2018, the High-Level Panel (HLP) of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative published a final report on research and innovation (R&I) needs in Europe towards the achievement ...

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Energy research concept 2020+

July 22, 2019 2:32 PM

How will future national coordinated energy research look like when the eight Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER) and the two National Research Programs NFP 70 and NFP 71 ...

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Power-to-product – perspectives for Switzerland

July 15, 2019 9:00 AM

The Swiss energy system is in transition and will face related challenges. While nuclear power plants will be phased out stepwise, electricity generation from sun and wind energy should partially ...

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Dynamics and options for future mobility systems

July 10, 2019 11:56 AM

On 4 July 2019, the sixteen students of the CAS “System Aspects” presented their final projects. ...

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Discharged: what happens to old batteries from electric vehicles?

July 2, 2019 10:01 AM

Electric mobility is advancing fast. It promises mobility that is less resource-intensive with lower CO2 emissions. ...

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Record efficiency for a gas engine

June 20, 2019 3:50 PM

At the end of May, the final meeting of the "Horizon 2020" project "GasOn" with the EU Commission took place in Brussels. ...

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Electric mobility: is it environment-friendly or not?

June 18, 2019 10:07 AM

Electric mobility could be one of the solutions leading to a more sustainable future at least for passenger cars. ...

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MAS “Future Transport Systems” – final thesis presentations

June 6, 2019 3:20 PM

On 10 May 2019, the first class received the degree Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) “Future Transport Systems”. ...

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SCCER interview with Kasia Arturi

May 17, 2019 11:31 AM

Kasia Arturi is a postdoctoral researcher in the Catalytic Process Engineering group at PSI and member of SCCER BIOSWEET. ...

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Production of fiber reinforced plastics made easy

May 6, 2019 2:50 PM

3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry as objects of almost any shape can be rapidly fabricated locally. ...

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Carbon-neutral mobility: challenges and policy options

April 9, 2019 4:28 PM

The recently published report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) entitled “Decarbonisation of transport: options and challenges” was presented at the Swiss Academies of ...

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Environmental impacts of current and future mobility technologies

April 3, 2019 11:30 AM

What are the environmental impacts of current and future mobility technologies and how severe are they? ...

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ETH Week 2019 “Rethinking Mobility”

March 15, 2019 9:00 AM

Mobility and transport have become key traits of our globalized society and it is hard to imagine a world in which we do not commute to work, travel to distant countries for holidays or eat ...

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Political measures to reduce the energy efficiency gap

March 11, 2019 11:48 AM

Households contribute about 50% of the total energy demand in Switzerland and are thus an important target group for energy saving strategies. ...

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SCCER interview with Shelly Arreguin

March 4, 2019 9:10 AM

Shelly Arreguin is a researcher in the Composite Materials and Processing group within CMASLab at ETH Zurich and member of Capacity Area A3. ...

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Centralize, decentralize or coordinate?

February 21, 2019 10:21 AM

In Switzerland, regulatory powers in the field of energy policy are divided between the federal government, the cantons and the municipalities. ...

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More news on nacre-inspired materials

February 12, 2019 8:45 AM

Researchers in the Complex Materials Group (ETH Zurich) investigated the design principles of tough biological materials by studying nacre-inspired composites structured across three length ...

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ETH Mobility Initiative – new partner on board

February 4, 2019 8:59 AM

Siemens Mobility AG is the first industry partner to join the “Mobility Initiative”, which ETH Zurich initiated together with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in 2018. ...

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Law fulfilled, but still a long way from the target

January 28, 2019 10:11 AM

The EU plans to lower emission limits and require car manufacturers to decrease emissions from new vehicles by 37.5% between 2021 and 2030. Switzerland is likely to adopt this regulation as well. ...

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Nature-inspired super stiff and tough composites

December 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Researchers in the Complex Materials Group (ETH Zurich) have developed a novel material based on biological structures found in nature that are as stiff and tough as the highest performance ...

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Optimizing bus routes with the e-MIP cockpit

December 4, 2018 9:38 AM

Researchers of the Dencity program at Bern University of Applied Sciences set out to develop a tool to optimize, reroute or implement new bus routes in collaboration with the bus manufacturer ...

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CMASLab and 9T Labs at ITHEC 2018

November 22, 2018 9:01 AM

CMASLab and its youngest spin-off company 9T Labs were present with an exhibition booth and presentations at the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC ...

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3D printing inspired by nature – next steps for lightweight materials

October 15, 2018 9:40 AM

3D printing is a promising technology in manufacturing industry, as objects with almost any shape and geometry can be designed. ...

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Capacity Area A3 at ECCM in Athens

October 1, 2018 10:12 AM

The European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM) is Europe‘s leading conference on composite materials. This year it took place from 24-28 June 2018 in Athens, Greece (ECCM18). ...

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Energy savings through optimizing rail freight operation

September 24, 2018 9:38 AM

Rail transportation in Switzerland is powered almost exclusively by hydropower, so it is not only low-emission, but due to its capacity to carry large loads over long distances, it is also very ...

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SwissEnergy fact sheet on passenger car technologies

September 17, 2018 6:14 PM

One obvious advantage of new passenger car technologies that are powered by batteries or fuel cells is that there are no local emissions. ...

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Mobility on the move – how will Switzerland drive into the future?

September 3, 2018 9:24 AM

More traffic jams, crowded trains and traffic bottlenecks: mobility needs jeopardize the Swiss energy and climate goals. ...

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Smart Energy Portal

August 20, 2018 9:23 AM

The Smart Energy Portal is the new portal for content and information about the digitalization of energy. ...

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SCCER interview with Véronique Michaud

August 13, 2018 1:07 PM

Prof. Dr. Véronique Michaud heads the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites and is Associate Dean of the School of Engineering, in charge of Education, at EPFL. ...

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Innovative business idea pitches at CAS “New Business Models”

August 8, 2018 10:27 AM

Participants of the CAS “New Business Models” pitched their business idea to a jury of experts. Dr. Nicola Blum (start-up coach and former management board member at Impact Hub Zurich), Dr. ...

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New website Energy Storage Research Centre

July 31, 2018 5:21 PM

The Energy Storage Research Center (ESReC) is a joint research infrastructure platform between Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology ...

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Electromobility and road tunnel safety

July 26, 2018 4:35 PM

The recently published report finalizing a joint research project of the Federal Roads Office analyzes the potential impacts of increased electromobility in terms of road tunnel safety. ...

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8th Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy

July 6, 2018 9:06 AM

How does the Swiss public perceive renewable energy? How do they use these technologies in their homes? What do they think about the role of politics and business in the energy transition? ...

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Intelligent paths to the mobility of the future

June 19, 2018 10:14 AM

The Zurich E-Prix took place on 10 June 2018 for the first time in Switzerland. To put the debate about electromobility into a wider context, ETH Zurich hosted a symposium on 8 June as part of ...

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SCCER interview with Judith Krautwald

June 12, 2018 9:33 AM

Dr. Judith Krautwald is a Research Associate at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Department of Environmental Biotechnology. ...

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Lighter and more energy efficient on-board batteries

May 24, 2018 3:02 PM

Even though the entire Swiss Federal Railway (Schweizerische Bundesbahn, SBB) network is equipped with power lines, each train carries one or more batteries on board. ...

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Smart paths towards future mobility – ETH eDays Symposium

May 7, 2018 9:18 AM

The Formula E, a race for battery electric cars, is coming to Switzerland. The Zurich E-Prix will take place for the first time on 10 June 2018. ...

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SBB launches new Green Class combined mobility

April 23, 2018 3:35 PM

Based on the success of the first pilot project “SBB Green Class E-Car”, SBB has now developed a new Green Class combined mobility package in collaboration with its partners. ...

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Hypes about energy carriers have come and gone – what’s here to stay?

April 16, 2018 2:34 PM

The long-lasting paradigm that cars run on gasoline and trucks run on diesel has been challenged by various hypes over the past two decades. ...

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Mobility Platform to reduce ETH carbon footprint

March 20, 2018 9:43 AM

The ETH Mobility Platform launched in spring 2016 is the main point of contact for everything surrounding mobility at ETH Zurich. ...

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Wanted: innovative projects in mobility

March 8, 2018 11:35 AM

KOMO (“Koordinationsstelle für nachhaltige Mobilität”) is the Swiss federal coordination office for sustainable mobility, supported by the federal offices for spatial development (ARE), roads ...

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New SCCER Mobility flyer

February 20, 2018 11:20 AM

An updated version of the SCCER Mobility flyer is available now. This new edition gives a concise overview of SCCER Mobility, its mission and research activities. ...

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CAS “Technology Potentials” concluded successfully at Villa Hatt

February 14, 2018 10:18 AM

On 2 February at ETH’s Villa Hatt, participating students concluded the second CAS “Technology Potentials”, part of a series of three in the MAS ETH “Future Transport Systems”. ...

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4th SCCER CREST White Paper

January 16, 2018 3:39 PM

Although energy efficiency has increased in recent decades, there is still a lot to be done to reach emission targets put forth Swiss Energy Strategy. ...

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Hydrogen, Scaling up - a strategy for a sustainable energy future

January 9, 2018 4:05 PM

The Hydrogen Council, a global industry coalition promoting the development of a hydrogen economy, recently released a comprehensive report entitled Hydrogen, Scaling up. ...

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SCCER interview with Francesca Cellina

December 15, 2017 10:03 AM

Francesca Cellina leads the Sustainability and Society research group at the Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern ...

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eDumper wins European eMove 360° award

November 17, 2017 10:18 AM

On 16 October 2017, eMining AG won the eMove 360° award for their eDumper. Along with being the biggest electric vehicle with tires, it is equipped with the largest battery (710 kWh) manufactured ...

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CO2-free mobility: (how) is that possible?

November 9, 2017 10:00 AM

SCCER Mobility addresses the issue of shaping a future Swiss transport sector without a CO2 footprint. ...

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SWISSMEM Symposium - Electromobility

November 3, 2017 3:40 PM

Gil Georges confronts the question: does electromobility reduce CO2 emissions?

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Prizes for best research projects in energy and sustainability - apply today!

October 11, 2017 4:14 PM

Since 2007, the Eni Award distinguishes scientists and researchers from around the world for their outstanding research projects in the field of energy and sustainability. ...

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SCCER Mobility at ICCM21 in Xi’an, China

October 6, 2017 2:52 PM

The International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), held for the first time in 1975, is the largest scientific congress surrounding composite materials. ...

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SCCER Mobility’s first white paper

September 11, 2017 4:01 PM

SCCER Mobility’s first white paper is a synthesis of its working paper Towards an Energy Efficient and Climate Compatible Future Swiss Transportation System and bears the same title in German. ...

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Congratulations to the first “Future Transport Systems” graduates!

July 19, 2017 10:15 AM

Final presentations of the first CAS “Systemic Aspects of Future Transport”, part of the MAS ETH “Future Transport Systems”, took place on 13 July at Villa Hatt, ETH Zurich. ...

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Adaptricity AG on board

July 14, 2017 4:37 PM

Adaptricity is an ETH spin-off company of the Power System Laboratory. The company specializes in developing software tools to simulate and analyze distribution grids. ...

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New study on lithium-ion batteries available now

July 7, 2017 11:04 AM

Recently, the CSEM Energy Storage Research Centre at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) completed a technology assessment of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), a study funded by armasuisse ...

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First SCCER Mobility working paper now completed and available online!

May 17, 2017 6:30 AM

The working paper entitled Towards an Energy Efficient and Climate Compatible Future Swiss Transportation System presents some of the results from the first funding period of the SCCER Mobility ...

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Joint Activity CEDA kick-off meeting a success!

March 28, 2017 12:57 PM

The Joint Activity Coherent Energy Demonstrator Assessment (CEDA) started successfully with a kick-off meeting on February 7 at EMPA, Dübendorf. The joint project, led by Dr. ...

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The study program MAS ETH in «Future Transport Systems» premiered successfully!

March 21, 2017 4:40 PM

Registration for the next CAS in «Technology Potential» is still possible.

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High-efficiency hybrid electric buses will soon hit the streets of Zurich

March 7, 2017 12:05 PM

Swiss Trolley plus, a collaborative project between the public transportation services of Zurich (VBZ), HESS AG, BFH and ETHZ, has developed a 15%-more-efficient hybrid electric bus. ...

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Opportunities and challenges for electric mobility

December 6, 2016 2:41 PM

THELMA: An interdisciplinary assessment of passenger vehicles

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Swiss Mobility Days 2016

April 22, 2016 4:30 PM

SCCER Mobility was well represented at the Swiss Mobility Days 2016 by Andrea Vezzini and Véronique Michaud. Prof. Dr. ...

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Swiss Energy Research Conference 2016

April 22, 2016 4:01 PM

Last April, the 10th edition of the Swiss Energy Research Conference took place in Lucerne under the heading “From Invention to Innovation”. ...

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Special CTI Measures for export-oriented SMEs conducting CTI R&D projects

April 22, 2016 3:59 PM

CTI has announced special measures to facilitate conditions for export-oriented SMEs conducting CTI R&D projects.

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DZM - new KOMO "Koordinationsstelle für nachhaltige Mobilität"

March 8, 2016 11:25 AM

DZM - new KOMO "Koordinationsstelle für nachhaltige Mobilität" - renews his support to innovative projects in sustainable mobility. ...

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Handy-App GoEco! - Article in Tages-Anzeiger

March 3, 2016 3:18 PM

Playful on the way Scientists at ETH want to motivate motorists to switch to public transport and bicycle by attracting their attention to the handy-app «Go Eco!». ...

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GAS ON started

December 11, 2015 2:58 PM

A European consortium with 4 car manufacturers and 20 industrial and academic partners funded by EU H2020 joined forces towards the development of dedicated Gas-Only internal combustion engine ...

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