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Four Siemens 1200 kW electric motors power world’s largest truck; all-wheel drive

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The electricity is provided by two generators, each of which is driven by a 16-cylinder diesel engine with an output of approximately 1,700 kW. Brief

Biofuels to help clean up Chernobyl land

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The Belarus government has teamed up with Irish firm Greenfield to build one of Europe’s largest bioethanol plants which would convert crops grown on contaminated land into fuel. Tags: Biofuels Belarus bio-ethanol biofuel Chernobyl crop Edie Greenfield plant According to online resource, the Environmental Data [.].

Estonian PPP GoSwift wins global Transport Award for smart border crossing point service; traffic queue management

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Following the success of the Estonian project, the same queuing service has been implemented at five Lithuanian border crossing points and at one Finnish border point on crossings to Russia and Belarus. The Award recognizes demonstrated achievement of excellence in transport provision that has improved, enabled or facilitated tourism.

UNECE to align heavy-duty vehicle engine emissions requirements with Euro VI

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The proposal will be submitted to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) in June 2012 for its final adoption. Source: UNECE.

European consortium investigating graphene-based materials for lightweight cars; energy-efficient and safe vehicles

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The 66 new partners come from 19 countries, six of which are new to the consortium: Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Israel.