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Resilient railway systems

Resilient railway systems

  • Public transport

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    Public transport (mass transit) is critical to the proper functioning of any city, town or rural area. A range of transit modes offer different capacity opportunities, and therefore the potential for high or low impact on car use. Higher capacity systems cost more to put in, but offer much more potential reduction in total transport costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The social, economic and environmental costs of not having an efficient mass transit system never go away, so it is really a case of stemming these costs earlier or later.

  • Modal shift in freight transport

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    The modal split for freight transport varies greatly by region, and is largely determined by geographical and economic factors. However there is a common trend towards more use of road transport, at the expense of rail and water transport. The latter modes have a substantially better environmental profile, but are limited by longer delivery times and the necessity of pre- and post-haulage by truck, i.e. inter-modal transport. In the logistic chain used nowadays, there are small local stocks and fast on demand delivery is required.

  • Bishop Land Design

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Bishop Land Design (BLD) is a collaborative studio founded on the principle of solving environmental and ecological issues through the study of human ecology. As human ecologists the research of BLD focuses on the interaction of our species with the environment by finding ways to increase productive and hybridized living systems to create positive gain.

  • CPCS Transcom Limited

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    CPCS Transcom Limited (CTL) is a management consulting firm providing high value-added power sector advisory services to meet the needs of clients by developing structures that meet public objectives while ensuring bankable projects for investors and operators. CTL's projects typically include:

    • Restructuring and Regulatory Framework;

    • Transaction Advisory;

    • Project Development including feasibility studies;

    • Institutional Analysis – Business and Strategic Planning;

    • Due Diligence and Market Studies; and

    • GIS.

  • Electromagnetic Energy Transducer for Energy Harvesting or Mechanical Actuation

    Type: 
    Product

    Background: Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an electromagnetic transducer for converting kinetic energy to electrical energy or electrical energy to mechanical displacement. The transducer is targeted towards operation under harsh conditions such as high centrifugal acceleration high axial and radial static displacements and tilting movements.

  • Green jobs: towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date:
    Objective:

    Amidst a visible period of transition with trade unions, employers’ organisations, the private sector and the UN allying themselves to low-carbon and sustainable thinking, this paper reports on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world of work in the 21st Century. It shows for the first time at a global level that green jobs are being generated in some sectors and economies.

  • Audit et Gestion d' Energie

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Senegal
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    AGE is an organization working with enginnering, manufacturing, operation, marketing and maintenance of solar systems and new technologies related to thermodynamics and industrial refrigeration.