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A multidisciplinary research project focusing on decarbonising freight transport

Like energy and automotive before it, UK freight transport is now on the cusp of a socio-technical transition away from fossil fuel dependency. This transition will require major investment to fleet and infrastructure, cause disruption to assets and business models, and will trigger significant reconfiguration. Whilst the scaling up of fossil phase-out is most likely to occur from the 2030s onwards, the next 10 years of investments are critical to enabling the transition, and to mitigating transition risks to the “hard to abate” freight sectors, and by association UK trade.
Decarbonising UK Freight Transport is a network of forty academic and industry partners funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The network is exploring the questions that need to be answered in order to enable the decarbonisation of energy/propulsion across the road, rail, sea and air freight modes.

Small project funding call: Successful applications

Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (DUKFT) is pleased to announce the funding of four projects following our Small Project funding call. The call, which closed on 30 April, received twenty-one applications, these were whittled down to four by a three-stage review process consisting of academic and industry stakeholders and a panel of experts. All the applications…

Tristan Smith speaking at DUKFT event

Financing decarbonisation of the freight transport sector event report

On the 18th February DUKFT held an industry engagement event in London’s County Hall, with almost 90 people in attendance the event was a great success. The event featured 3 panels made up of industry veterans, government regulators and the third sector, discussing key topics that will help facilitate investment in the decarbonisation of UK…

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