DUKFT award funding to projects to drive decarbonisation of freight transport in the UK

Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (DUKFT) have announced the success of four projects in their latest funding call.

DUKFT award funding to projects to drive decarbonisation of freight transport in the UK

DUKFT, a network of over forty industry and academic partners funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and hosted by UCL Energy Institute, selected four successful projects in a three-stage review process consisting of academic and industry stakeholders and a panel of experts.

The outcomes of these projects will feed into the work of DUKFT and contribute to unlocking investment in the decarbonisation of freight transport in the UK.

DUKFT will be launching a call for a second round of funding later in 2020.

  • Understanding Freight Decarbonisation Investment Decisions

Led by Fraser McLeod from University of Southampton, this project will identify the current factors that influence investment decisions for different actors in freight transport by road, rail or sea, as well as the alignment between these and climate emergency, energy and transport policies.

  • Transport Investment Decisions (TIDE): An exploration of climate alignment in freight related investment decisions

Led by Nadia Ameli, from UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, this project seeks to understand the approaches investors and financiers used for screening investments for climate alignment to gain a deeper understanding of climate alignment methodologies, and will recommend a way forward for climate alignment on freight transport related investments and areas for further research and development.

  • An Integrated System and Service Design Approach for Decarbonisation of UK Freight Transportation (INSTINCT)

Led by Alok Choudhary from Loughborough University, this project will map UK freight transportation to characterise and benchmark logistics activity and its carbon footprint for decarbonisation of freight transportation, identifying key drivers and barriers, key decision points and key decision-makers in the supply chain.

  • Co-produced Route-mapping to Accelerate Freight Decarbonisation: A Transdisciplinary Learning and Decision Framework

Led by Graham Parkhurst, University of the West of England, this project will co-produce a route-map to joined-up thinking, learning, innovation and adaptive practice in decarbonisation, behaviour and practice shift amongst UK freight stakeholders.