E4tech is part of a consortium providing specialist acceleration support to up to 200 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), under the UK government’s £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.
E4tech supported EVET and the Commercial EV Fleet Working Group to develop the newly-launched Commercial EV Fleet Charging Requirements report. The following are some of the key findings:
Both private and public charging solutions are required to support the wide range of all commercial vehicle use cases The greatest barriers to commercial EV fleet charging are where it is out of control of the vehicle operators: on-street, en-route and at destinations Collaboration and co-ordination de-risk investment by fleets and charge point operators, encouraging growth of electrification of transport for all The findings will become recommendations to Government and industry to accelerate the electrification of commercial vehicle fleets.
E4tech was pleased to work with Houlder and the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project to develop and deliver two virtual 4-day training workshops on Alternative Fuels and Energy Carriers for Shipping. The energy transition is lapping at the shores of the shipping industry, with large-scale transformation in fuel-use needed to achieve the International Maritime Organisation’s decarbonisation targets. The recently-completed workshops equipped participants from China, Georgia, India and South Africa with the knowledge to understand and shape this transition in their own countries, whilst also recognising the opportunities alternative fuels may bring.
Momentum behind a wide range of alternative fuels in different transport modes is growing, and E4tech has been working with the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) on a major 13 month study to assess opportunities in low carbon fuel value chains and their potential development and deployment across road, marine and aviation transport. The study evaluated a range of reformulated fuels, biofuels, e-fuels and hydrogen with CCS for use in existing, modified or new engines and infrastructure. The later stages of the study focused increasingly on marine and aviation, as transport sectors more difficult to decarbonise through electrification.
Aviation fuel demand is expected to continue to grow over the next decades and continue to rely heavily on kerosene fuel for use in jet engines.