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UNSW Canberra research team lead by Professor Elizabeth Chang received $270,198 for an ARC Linkage Project Grant to explore green logistics and economic efficiency of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy duty vehicles.
The three-years project titled Economically Efficient Green Logistics through Cyber Physical Systems aims to investigate how to run diesel-powered heavy-duty milk trucks economically and efficiently on LNG and demonstrate to logistics companies that LNG conversion will reduce operating costs and emissions.
“The ARC Linkage Grant will allow us to provide practical proof and data evidence about LNG being a better alternative fuel for Australian transport industry because the theoretical research shows that LNG is significant lower in emission, significant lower in running cost and significant higher in performance”, said Professor Chang. “This project sits in the intersection between advanced information engineering, logistics engineering and mechanical engineering and I look forward to continue working with my colleagues on this project.”
“One of key government objectives is to reduce emissions. Transportation is one of the major contributors of CO2 and other noxious emissions, particularly diesel-powered engine. However 80% of Australian road logistics are diesel powered transportation”, said professor Chang. “The outcomes of the project will provide vital data on the performance and cost of LNG vs Diesel, and provide advice to both domestic and global logistics providers on alternative economically efficient fuel solutions.”
This Grant is one of 25 industry-linked research projects awarded to UNSW researchers ranging from cancer care and refugee health, to water treatment and automated vehicles.
Professor Chang will work with UNSW Canberra researchers Dr Omar Hussain, Dr Naeem Janjua and A/Prof Cliff Woodward on this project.
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