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Another five years agreed for Triple F

The set-up phase of Triple F has been evaluated and the five-year implementation phase is now starting. This means that the work of Triple F can continue with the aim of making the transition to a fossil-free freight transport system.

-“We are proud and pleased that our work during the set-up phase has led to continued confidence in us,” said Maria Oscott, programme manager for Triple F. “During the two years we have spent developing the programme, we have significantly increased the size of the consortium and it is great to see how many companies want to join us and bring about change.”

More than 20 research and innovation projects involving businesses and the public sector have been launched during the set-up phase of Triple F and a number of new partners have joined the programme. So far seven PhD students have been recruited and another six are expected to start their research during the coming year.

- “The programme management team evaluated Triple F on the basis of four criteria: relevance, effectiveness, results and benefits. We identified that the work was going according to plan,” said Susanne Skovgaard, director of strategic development and spokesperson for the programme management team for Triple F at the Swedish Transport Administration.

Concrete steps towards the goal of a fossil-free freight transport system

In order to achieve a fossil-free freight transport system, which is a complex challenge, Triple F has focused on projects that cover the entire system and address the technology, logistics and policy. These aim, among other things, to increase the utilisation level of transport, to establish a circular flow for recycling and to create models showing how long, heavy-duty trucks (HCT or high-capacity transport) can support and complement the rail system by transporting goods between multimodal terminals and warehouses.

-“We support the project proposals that we judge to have the greatest potential of producing practicable effects, bringing benefits for society and contributing to Sweden’s competitiveness,” continued Susanne.

Electrification

During the spring of 2002, organisations in the field of electrification were invited to submit proposals for new electrification projects. Each proposal is expected to contain concrete steps that take us closer to our goal of a fossil-free freight transport system and that have the potential to be implemented quickly in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

“By providing part of the funding for Triple F, the Swedish Transport Administration is helping to bring about a faster transition to fossil-free transport,” explained Susanne.