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Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (DUKFT)

Title: Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (DUKFT)

Description: Like energy and automotive before it, UK freight transport is now on the cusp of a socio-technical transition away from fossil fuel dependency. This transition will require major investment to fleet and infrastructure, cause disruption to assets and business models, and will trigger significant reconfiguration. The DUKFT Network is focused on research which can enable maritime transport in and out of the UK, as well as UK coastal and inland shipping, move to a zero-carbon future. Researchers at Newcastle are specifically investigating:

  • How logistics practices are coupled with decarbonisation.
  • What data and which models can assist decision making for freight-decarbonisation targeted investment.

Academic staff: Professor John Mangan and Dr Alan Murphy

Sponsors: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Partners: The project is partnered with over 30 organisations from industry, government, academia and the third sector.

Start Date: July 2019

End Date: June 2022