The COOEE project held a successful Green Road Infrastructure workshop
on November 2014 with 50 international experts discussing C02
emissions from road transport related to rolling resistance.
The Danish Innovation Fund granted
in 2011 13.8 million DKK
(approx. 2 million EUR) to the Cooee project (CO2
Energy Efficiency) to reduce road transport emissions of CO2
and nitrogen. The Cooee project is a collaboration between the Danish Road
Directorate, Roskilde University, the Technical University of Denmark and NCC Roads.
The overall scientific coordinator is Professor Jeppe Dyre, Roskilde University, and the project manager is
Bjarne Schmidt, Danish Road Directorate.
It is estimated that 25 percent of the CO2
emitted on the roads is caused by rolling resistance. It is expected that
3-5% on fuel consumption can be saved, equivalent to at least 48 million
litre of fuel annually. That will provide 45,000 tons less greenhouse gases
as CO2 and 76 tons less nitrogen oxides