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

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BelAZ (based in Belarus) wanted this to not only be the biggest truck in the world but also to carry 25% more payload than the world’s biggest dump truck at the time.

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 Land blighted by the nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster could be cleaned up by growing biofuel crops, scientists say.

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. An innovative solution for managing traffic queues at international borders is the winner of the 2015 Transport Achievement Award offered by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.

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

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The UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy has approved a proposal to align the requirements on emissions from heavy-duty vehicle engines to the Euro VI legislation (EC Regulations 595/2009 and 582/2011), which enter into force in the European Union (EU) in January 2013.

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.