Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in rail and road freight transport in Spain: a case study of car carriers and bulk petrochemicals

García Álvarez, Antonio and Pérez Martínez, Pedro and González Franco, Ignacio (2013). Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in rail and road freight transport in Spain: a case study of car carriers and bulk petrochemicals. "Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems : Technology, Planning, and Operations", v. 17 (n. 3); pp. 233-244. ISSN 1547-2450. https://doi.org/10.1080/15472450.2012.719456.

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Title: Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in rail and road freight transport in Spain: a case study of car carriers and bulk petrochemicals
Author/s:
  • García Álvarez, Antonio
  • Pérez Martínez, Pedro
  • González Franco, Ignacio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems : Technology, Planning, and Operations
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1547-2450
Volume: 17
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Consumption equation, energy efficiency, equivalent tons, Spain
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article provides a new methodology for estimating fuel consumption and emissions by enabling a correct comparison between freight transportation modes. The approach is developed and integrated as a part of an intelligent transportation system dealing with goods movement. A key issue is related to energy consumption ratios and consequent CO2 emissions. Energy consumption ratios are often used based on transport demand. However, including other ratios based on transport supply can be useful. Furthermore, it is important to indicate which factors are associated with variations in energy consumption and emissions; especially of interest are parameters that have a higher incidence and order of magnitude, in order to fairly compare and understand the difference between transport modes and sub-modes. The study finds that the use of an energy consumption equation can improve the quality of the estimates. The study proposes that coefficients that define the energy consumption equation should be tested to determine market niches and sources of improvement in energy consumption according to the category of vehicles, fuel types used, and classes of products transported.

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Item ID: 22486
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/22486/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:22486
DOI: 10.1080/15472450.2012.719456
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15472450.2012.719456
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Feb 2014 15:23
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 14:38
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