Business & Environment focuses on sustainable transportation and energy systems. We collaborate with interested parties in the community and the business sector to identify and initiate demo and developmental projects. This facilitates the testing of new technology and provides local references for export.
The BiMe Trucks demo project, for example, will put 100 new liquid methane gas-powered Volvo trucks with a new methane diesel engine technology onto the roads in spring 2011. A nation-wide infrastructure with liquid gas filling stations will be developed concurrently.
Another example is Climate Smart City Distribution, a collaborative project between transportation companies, vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and public organizations, with the overall goal of reducing the climatic impact from distribution traffic within the city of Göteborg's environmental zone by 50 percent (for the participating shipping company vehicle fleets).
This objective will be realized in part through the introduction of energy-efficient vehicle technology, renewable fuels and new solutions for freight coordination and consolidated shipment.