ERTRAC workshop on “Emissions from road transport”


Emissions from road transport:
From exhaust to non-exhaust emissions – what challenges lie ahead to improve air quality?

Until today, debates on vehicle emissions, their environmental impacts and their regulatory frameworks were focused on tailpipe emissions. But, for a holistic approach, the road transport sector requires a new perspective on the emissions from future mobility technologies, looking now also at (but not exclusively) particles from tyres, brakes or other friction partners, and electromagnetic radiation. The workshop aims to detect the white spots in our knowledge and identify which topics require research activities, to improve air quality further.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 13 June, from 10:00 to 16:00 (Brussels time). It will be hosted at ACE (avenue d'Auderghem 22, 1040 Brussels) in a hybrid format. Participation on site in Brussels is encouraged, for the quality of the discussions among experts and the networking. But the event will be also hosted online, allowing remote participation. Connection details will be sent to the registered participants. Registration vie email to xavier.aertsens@ertrac.org

The event is free of charge. It is open to experts from industry, universities, research institutes, and relevant associations.

Draft agenda:

10:00-10:15 Introduction to the workshop: Stephan Neugebauer, ERTRAC Chairman, BMW Group, Director Global Research Cooperation; and Simon Edwards, ERTRAC Vice-Chairman, Ricardo, Global Director, Technology.

Morning session moderator: Roland Dauphin, Science Executive, Fuels Quality and Emissions, CONCAWE, ERTRAC Energy & Environment WG Leader.

10:15-11:15 Overview of emission types in road transport: sources, relevance for health, current regulations. Presentation by CONCAWE: “finding the right solutions to improve air quality - lessons learnt from CONCAWE studies”. Giuseppe Valastro, Science executive Air Quality; and Athanasios Megaritis, Science associate Air Quality.

11:15-11:45 Brake particles: emission levels, mitigation technologies, research needs and industry challenges. Presentation by Brembo: Guido Perricone, Project Financing & Institutional Relations Manager.

11:45-12:15 Tyre particles: Status TIP Research, TIP Evolution and Future Research needs. Presentation by TIP (Tire Industry Project): Domenico La Camera, Scientific Director.

12:15-13:15 Lunch break

Afternoon session moderator: Michael Weissner, Group Innovation, Mobility Solutions, Volkswagen AG, ERTRAC Energy & Environment WG Leader.

13:15-13:45 Noise emissions: overview of sources, and impacts. Presentation by AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology): Manfred Haider, Senior Research Engineer, Transportation Infrastructure Technologies.

13:45-14:15 Emissions from road infrastructure: "Inventorying methods for traffic-generated road-wear particles". Presentation by LAT/Emisia: Prof. Leonidas Ntziachristos, University of Thessaloniki, Co-Chair Transport Expert Panel UNECE Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections (TFEIP).

14:15-14:45 Particles from ERS (Electrified Road Systems): “Dynamic charging catenary trucks: non-tailpipe emissions”. Presentation by Siemens: Patrik Akerman, Head of eHighway Business Development.

14:45-15:45 Electromagnetic radiation: “Challenges for EMC Simulation and Testing in modern BEV’s”. Presentation by AVL List: Horst Pfluegl, Global Research Coordinator.

15:45-16:00 Conclusions: Prof. Zissis Samaras, ERTRAC Vice-Chairman, Director LAT, University of Thessaloniki.