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AADE project: New results for the transformation of the transport sector


As part of the 1st BMK Mobility Conference, the first insights into the wide range of project results from the AADE Alternative Drive Systems and their energy supply research project were presented. 

The AADE project (Alternative Drive Systems and their Energy Supply) represents a significant step towards a sustainable transport future in Austria. The project pursued an innovative approach by investigating future energy requirements in the transport sector along the Austrian high-ranking road and rail network and developing suitable solutions for energy supply.

The special feature of AADE lies in the comprehensive consideration of developments and technologies in both the transport and energy sectors. The aim was to create reliable future scenarios and models for the transport sector up to the year 2040.

Impact of the results: Pioneering findings for sustainable mobility

The results of the project provide valuable insights, particularly into the needs along ASFINAG's high-level transport network.

"We were able to determine exactly where and to what extent e-charging stations and hydrogen refueling systems will be needed in the future. We also determined the additional energy requirements for ÖBB in 2040 and precisely localized the requirements for the electrification of local railroads," explains project manager Martin Reinthaler.

A comprehensive cost and sensitivity analysis of the scenarios, together with the derivation of specific recommendations for action, rounds off the project. The main result is a solid knowledge base that serves as a guide for infrastructure operators when planning the energy supply of transport with alternative drives from renewable energy sources.

Information about the project: https://www.ait.ac.at/en/research-topics/transport-optimisation-energy-logistics/projects/aade


Project partners:

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Lead), Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, HERRY Consult GmbH, Umweltbundesamt GmbH