The new MAMCA software is released!
Good promesses for the new year? Involving others in your decision making: check out the new version of the MAMCA software! With this upgrade, we hope to engage even more stakeholders in 2020. With this upgrade, we hope to engage even more stakeholders in 2020. Do you have to deal with complex projects where several stakeholders are involved? They are discussing about different possible options,
Citizen-centred energy trading market launched in Eemnes
Last 28th of November a first-of-its-kind citizen-centred energy trading market was launched in Eemnes. Eemnes municipality invited citizens, associations and local enterpreneurs to participate to the on-boarding event where all energy actors at stake could explain how the Local Energy Community will operate. After the introductory keynotes an open Q&A session offered the audience a chance to
ALICE launches the Roadmap Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050
In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations and businesses are setting bold climate targets. The European Commission presented the European Green Deal yesterday with the ambition for Europe to be the first climate-neutrzl continent in the world by 2050. This will be achieved with a two-step approach, designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 50%, if not 55%, by no later
VUB calculates its own climate impact
During the fifth edition of "Sustainable Tuesday" on November 5th, the VUB sustainability core group announced the CO2 measurement figures. Between 2016 and 2018, the carbon footprint of the VUB increased from 34,869 to 41,909 tons of CO2 on an annual basis. This wake-up call reinforces the determination of the VUB sustainability advisory board for a radically sustainable university: becoming
NEW PROJECT! InterConnect: Towards a digitalisation of the European electricity sector
In the InterConnect (Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids) project 51 European entities gather to develop and demonstrate advanced solutions for the digitalisation of the electricity sector. Seven large-scale pilots will be installed in seven European countries, among which Belgium. The project was approved by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.
VUB scientist develops innovative computer model to optimise freight traffic
The increasing transport of goods is an important engine for economic growth, but it also creates a lot of traffic jams and environmental pollution. As part of his doctoral research, carried out at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UHasselt, Dr Tomas Ambra developed SYMBIT, a new computer model that maps the currently fragmented freight transport process in real time and proposes better solutions
Kickoff DISpATch project
DISpATch (Digital twIn for SynchromodAl Transport) :Implementing synchromodal transport in Flanders The DISpATch project kicked off on the 18th of November 2019 with its first project meeting. Synchromodal transport employs multiple transport modes in a flexible and dynamic way in order to induce a modal shift towards more environmentally friendly transport modes without compromising on
VUB app allows cyclists to measure time wasted waiting for green lights
A VUB-led campaign has been launched in Ghent to find out how much time cyclists waste standing in front of red lights. Until 15 November, cyclists in Gent can use the Ist Al Gruun app to find out how much time they spend waiting for the light to turn green. Interested? The app is available for iOS and Android. Although cycling is often the fastest and most sustainable way of moving through a
VUB scientists lead EU-Horizon 2020 energy grid project
Scientists from VUB’s MOBI research group are leading an EU consortium that’s spearheading the transition to renewable energy sources and could ultimately reduce costs for consumers. RENAISSANCE, supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme, is a community-driven and scalable approach seeking innovative ways to optimise the efficiency of local power grids. As the Project coordinator
800km with an electric car?
VUB builds dry room for developing & producing batteries for electric vehicles MOBI’s new dry room, as part of our advanced battery manufacturing pilot line, will demonstrate how to upscale breakthrough battery developments in industrial innovations. The MOBI research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is investing in a high-tech pilot line for the development and production of
Kickoff SPROUT Project
The SPROUT Project: Cities leading the urban mobility transition through the development of innovative policy responses The new EU-funded project SPROUT kicked off on the 18th and 19th of September 2019 with its first project meeting in Zaragoza. The rapidly changing urban mobility environment - characterized by emerging business models, new technologies, and disruptive innovation
Shipit realizes modal shift between Ghent and port Brussels
Multimodal operator Shipit started at the beginning of this year the Brussels Construction Consolidation Center (BCCC), a transshipment center along Havenlaan and Vergote dock in the harbor of Brussels. The project is running in collaboration with the Scientific and Technical Center for the Construction Company (WTCB), the VUB, Urbantz and the Brussels Construction Confederation. Shipit's crane