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Economically Efficient Green Logistics through Cyber Physical Systems

Funding: 2016: $30,000
2017: $30,000
2018: $30,000

Project Member(s): Hussain, F.

Funding or Partner Organisation: JR Bulk Liquid Transport (JR Bulk Liquid Transport pty Ltd)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2016

Summary: The project aims to realize green logistics by determining (a) how to run diesel powered heavy duty trucks economically and efficient on LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) for specific operating conditions and (b) how to demonstrate to logistics companies the benefits they will realise in terms of operating costs and emissions profiles as a result of such conversion. Transportation systems account for 18% of Australia's carbon emissions and diesel powered logistics vehicles are a major contributor. However, converting these trucks to LNG requires strong evidence to convince logistics companies of the benefits of shifting to green logistics. We develop techniques in this evidence-based project by utilizing actual field data collected in situ.

Keywords: Improved logistics, modelling and regulation: urban design, autonomous vehicles, electrified transport, sensor technologies, real time data and spatial analysis.

FOR Codes: Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities, Road Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining, Decision Making