1. E-Atomium - http://www.e-atomium.org

Training manuals can be downloaded containing information on alternative fuels and vehicles, as well as on Mobility Management, demand management, awareness raising, communication campaigns. Specific link on alternative fuels and vehicles:

2. Treatise - http://www.treatise.eu.com

The EC-funded TREATISE project ran from January 2005 to June 2007 providing free training in environmental transport for energy, environmental and fleet professionals in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. TREATISE also produced training manuals on Cleaner Fuels & Vehicles, Ecodriving, and Mobility Management and created a pc-based ecodriving simulator, a green fleet management tool and a CO2 Calculator to encourage people to choose less carbon-intensive modes.

The link to the English version of the manual on alternative fuel and vehicles (manual also available in other languages):

3. PROCURA - http://www.procura-fleets.eu

The Procura project, a General Action of the Intelligent Energy for Europe Programme sponsored by the European Union, is developing joint procurement models, fleet scan tools and manuals to facilitate the acquisition and maintenance of AFV vehicles for private and public fleets. Several training manuals are available, the following specifically for alternative fuels and vehicles:

- training guidelines for maintenance and support of AFVs

- User manual for fleet owners concercning AFVs

4. e-TREAM -  http://etream.team-red.net

e-TREAM is a STEER project of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Commission. e-TREAM offers a programme of education and training, more specifically through the employment of an e-learning platform consisting of several modules. E-learning modules covering a wide range of topics are available at the e-learning platform, on all relevant aspects:
  • Fundamentals of transport and energy (introduction)
  • Production and utilisation of bio-fuels
  • Alternative fuels and vehicles (excluding bio-fuels)
  • Driving style and in-car devices
  • Mobility management for municipalities
  • Mobility management for companies and public authorities
  • Mobility management for schools
  • Demand management (urban planning and transport, access management, telematics, parking management)
  • Mobility marketing (transport information, awareness raising, marketing, participation and change management)
In addition to the training modules, the students will receive comprehensive support from the project consortium of e-TREAM, especially from the knowledge pool of the Expert Board, which is part of the project and consists of more than 20 highly qualified experts from different European countries.
In addition to the Expert Board the students will be supported by a user secretariat, which provides additional information on request.

5. COMPETENCE - http://www.transportlearning.net

COMPETENCE - "Strengthening the knowledge of local management agencies in the transport field” is a 30-months project co-financed by the European Commission within STEER within the framework of the Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme EIE. The main activities in COMPETENCE are the design and implementation of international and national training and know how transfer activities, the design of training materials and the implementation of case studies as part of a training-on-the-job-program. The beneficiaries of the project are mainly local and regional energy agencies but also other organisations like environmental agencies, health bureaus etc. interested in enhancing their knowledge and skill base in the topic of urban transport. COMMERCE offers training manuals on:
  • Fundamentals on transport & energy
  • Vehicle technology & alternative fuels
  • Public transport (quality, benchmarking, intermodality)
  • Mobility management & Travel Awareness
  • Walking and cycling
  • Energy Conservation through Urban Design
  • Telematics for energy efficient transport
  • Pricing and parking space management
  • Driving Style and In Car Devices
  • EU policies and programmes
  • Change management
  • Information platforms and websites
  • Preparation and submission of proposals
  • Citizen participation process
6. SUGRE - http://www.sugre.info

SUGRE (Sustainable Green Fleets) is an accompanying measure promoting alternative propulsion and mainly focuses on fleets, but not only with regards to land transport. The main objective is to promote and support the conversion of fleets to alternative propulsion (ranging from bio-fuels, methane as fuel to hybrid systems comprised of combustion engines and electric propulsion systems) and the energy efficient usage of them. Sugre is a knowledge hub, implemented as an internet based communication and information platform, tools supporting the procurement and localisation of refuelling sites (mobile phone based), and a support desk.

7. REFUEL - http://www.refuel.eu

The refuel project is designated to encourage a greater market penetration of biofuels. To help achieve this goal, we will develop a biofuels road map, consistent with EU biofuels policies and supported by stakeholder involved in the biofuels field. Starting early 2006, the project involve seven renowned partners and will take 24 months to complete. The actions’ project who will undertake will concern on conversion technology, biofuels production chains, biomass feedstock, stakeholders and their motivation, incentives and reduction of the actual market barriers.

8. COMPRO - http://www.compro-eu.org

The development of the clean vehicles market is well recognised to be a key factor able to reduce the high level of energy consumption, pollutant emissions and dependence on oil of the transport sector. The current difficulties faced by the clean vehicles market could be solved if a common European market was established. Fragmentation, caused by market and regulation protection, delivers unbalanced commercialisation of products, uneven technical standards across Europe and different definitions. In the absence of European or national legislation, COMPRO aims at contributing to the development of a common European market of clean vehicles, taking action on the demand side in order to homogenize the products technical requirements and creating a buyer consortium of local authorities to pool up together and reach the critical mass needed to ensure a swift market development. In concrete terms, COMPRO will analyse the conditions for a common procurement of clean collective and public service transport vehicles at European scale and, as a result, will provide for the identification of homogeneous terms and conditions for achieving common standards and sales and significantly reduce the prices of such vehicles in the open market.

9. STARBUS - http://www.starbus-project.eu

Urban buses reduce individual transport, reinforce attractiveness for public transport and enhance city’s image. However, choosing between all energetic pathways like Biofuels, NGV, LPG, Diesel... with their specific advantages (pollutions, GHG, noise) and their inconveniences (costs, practise & expertise changes), presents barriers to decision makers. The project aims at overcoming these barriers and promoting renewable energy sources by proposing an integrated tool that will valorise pollutants emissions in economics terms, add the "classical" economic costs, and will unit all relevant criteria in one easy-to-use tool adapted to local conditions.
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