The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight is a collaboration between Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities and organizations in the freight and logistics sectors, with a major 5-year grant from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Its purpose is to research engineering and organizational solutions to make road freight economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. The centre has a £5.8 million funding for the first 5 years.
The centre believes that the best way to achieve the required reductions in CO2, and other, emissions from the road freight sector is to combine highly-focussed vehicle engineering with systematic improvements to freight distribution systems: optimizing vehicles in parallel with logistical tasks.
The engineers at Cambridge are collaborating with the UK’s foremost freight logistics research centre at Heriot-Watt University and with a set of industrial partners. The partners include Vehicle Manufacturers, Technology Suppliers, and major Logistics Organisations.
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