On the Road to Climate Neutral Freight Transportation

The transport industry is facing its biggest challenge ever. Climate-impacting emissions from traffic must be drastically reduced from today’s levels. And that work has to forge ahead right now. Within the framework of KNEG (Climate Neutral Freight Transportation) a large number of companies, researchers, organisations and public authorities have joined forces to work towards a shared goal: to reduce the climate impact of goods transport on Swedish roads.


At the end of 2006, Preem, Schenker, Volvo Trucks, the Swedish Road Administration and the Center for Environment and Sustainability, GMV at Chalmers and Göteborg University, adopted a joint initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Sweden’s goods transport industry. An analysis of possible measures showed that it is perfectly feasible to halve emissions from the typical Swedish long-haul transport operation by 2020 compared with 2005. Although goods transport will in all likelihood continue to increase and thus dilute part of the improvement, we now have a fantastic opportunity to create an important and lasting breakthrough, reversing the current trend. Today we are 12 participants in this project.


The report entitled “On the Road to Climate Neutral Freight Transportation” gives a detailed picture of our cooperative network. The scientific foundations of this project consist partly of a preliminary study carried out by Fredrik Hedenus of the Physical Resource Theory faculty, Chalmers University of Technology.

» On the Road to Climate Neutral Freight Transportation, a scientific feasibility study (publication 2008:92)
» KNEG presentation (PDF-fil, 484 kB)