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, Zemo Partnershipand 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. Network activities also include a programme of Feasibility Studies to address future internal combustion engine technology.

Interested in learning more about the work being done to bring together fuel and thermal powertrain developers in industry and academia, to answer the bigger challenges? You can download the report at the link below.


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, Zemo Partnership and the University of Brighton which included cross sector participants from industry, academia, consultancies, as well as government and non-government organisations.

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

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