Transport Energy Network

Solving the future fuel challenges collaboratively

The Transport Energy Network (TEN) is a collaborative network designed to develop a consensus view of pathways to net-zero emissions for challenging applications with high journey energy requirements like heavy-duty trucks and off-highway machines.

Run by our Thermal Propulsion Systems – Thermal Efficiency Spoke, located at the University of Brighton, LowCVP 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 within clean, efficient thermal powertrains
  • Enhance collaboration between fuel and thermal powertrain developers in industry and academia to support the delivery of these priorities
  • Develop links to the energy systems community
How does it work?

The Network is working to initiate conversations around low carbon and carbon-negative fuels, as well as developments in thermal propulsion technology to run efficiently and cleanly with these fuels. It is open to all those who are involved in the transport, fuel and energy sectors who would like to engage in discussions, research and R&D projects supporting the transition to a net-zero carbon transport future.

Download the Transport Energy Network Report

The Transport Energy Network Report ‘A collaborative approach to understanding decarbonised transport in 2050’ shares key insights into how UK net zero emission ambitions can be realised.

The findings were based on a series of workshops hosted by the APC, LowCVP and the University of Brighton which included cross sector participants from industry, academia, consultancies, as well as government and non-government organisations.

Download report
How to get involved?

TEN runs a regular programme of workshops to understand community priorities and promote collaboration. The Network is planning to publish a report in 2020, addressing roadmaps to a zero-carbon future based on a consensus view from the community. Network activities also include a programme of Feasibility Studies to address future internal combustion engine technology.

To keep up to date with everything that is happening in the Transport Energy Network, join the TEN mailing list.

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Want to know more?
If you'd like to know more about TEN, get in touch with Penny Atkins, Thermal Propulsion Systems - Thermal Efficiency Spoke Lead, University of Brighton
Email Penny