Applied research

It was recently started the Clair-City project (Citizen Led Air pollution Reduction in Cities) funded by the European Community in the framework of Horizon 2020 with over € 6.5 million and conducted by a consortium of universities (University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom; Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark), research centers (Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning NILU, Norway), government agencies (Ministerie van Infrastrutture en Milieu, Netherlands, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistic, Netherlands), international organizations (Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary) and SMEs (Trinomics, Netherlands, Techne Consulting, Italy, Transport & Mobility Leven, Belgium).

The project follows the Research and Innovation actions type of funding scheme and addresses the Topic SC5-04-2015 - “Improving the Air Quality and Reducing the Carbon Footprint of European Cities”, its starting date is May 2016 and its duration is 48 months.

In the following the applied research activities carried out by Techne Consulting are listed:

  • Subcontract from European Topic Centre for Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation (ETC/ACM) task 1.1.3.1 for Support on review of updated chapters of EMEP/EEA Emission Inventory Guidebook 
    RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and Environment, 2012
     
  • Update of the maritime Guidebook chapter 
    Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 2010
     
  • Update of emission factors for maritime navigation 
    Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 2009
     
  • Revision of the EMEP/EEA Emission Inventory Guidebook chapter on navigation (1A3d) 
    Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 2008
     
  • MEET Project “Methodologies for estimating air pollutant emissions from transport” within the specific Transport programme under 4th Research and Technology Development Framework Programme of the European Commission. (extension of contract) 
    European Communities, 1998 
     
  • MEET project "Methodologies for estimating air pollutant emissions from transport" within the specific Transport programme under 4th Research and Technology Development Framework Programme of the European Commission. 
    European Communities, 1996
     
  • Research in the framework of "ENEL-CNR convention on the interaction of the energy systems with the health of man and with the environment" having as subject the "evaluation of the pollutant loads in areas concerning energy poles" - Implementation of a case study related to the area of Piombino 
    ENEL SpA, 1993
     
  • Research within the "ENEL-CNR convention on the interaction of the energy systems with the health of man and with the environment" having as subject the "evaluation of the pollutant loads in areas concerning energy poles" - Setup of a methodology for the cartographic representation of the emissions and of air quality data 
    ENEL SpA, 1992
     
  • Research within "ENEL-CNR convention on the interaction of the energy systems with the health of man and with the environment" having as subject the "evaluation of the pollutant loads in areas concerning energy poles" - Setup of a methodology for the quick compilation of the emissions inventory and for spatial - temporal disaggregation
    ENEL SpA, 1990
     
  • Research related to the development of the Energy Project of CNR/ENEA (subproject “ Energy Models and Databases”) having as subject: "Integration of databases internal and external to S.I.N.E. (National Energy Informative System)”" 
    ENEA-CNR, 1988

Furthermore, our technical director coordinates several chapters of the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016 and he coordinated in the past several chapters of the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2009EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2007 and EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2006