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Transportation 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 EST - May 23, 2016 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 EDT
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 EDT
What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?

Transportation contributes about 5% to gross domestic product and is an enabler of the global, connected economy. However, the increase in activity has caused energy demand to rise, and due to this sector’s oil dependence, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to increase.  Transportation sector GHG emissions are growing at the highest rate among those from all end-use sectors. Globally, transportation currently accounts for about 25% of energy use related CO2 emissions and around 60% of those emissions are coming from road transport.

This contest seeks proposals that offer innovative ideas, or build upon existing ones, to significantly reduce GHG emissions in transportation around the world.


5  Proposals

Proposal name

Mini Elevated cTrains (caterpillar trains)Emil Jacob and 1 other

Sep 8, 2017 Team only
A comprehensive solution-mass transit for all: MINI ELEVATED cTrains: seating room only - minimal height/width/length - visibly acceptable.

External Combustion, Closed loop Steam EngineKevin Vonmoses

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
Cars, trucks, busses could reduce total combustion by 90%

The Roller-coaster ("Rampways") : The Perfect Transportation SystemHugh Loebner

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
Roller-coasters (Rampways): The optimal transport system. Roll down-no motors; roll up-no brakes & energy captured. The Hyperloop is toast!

Blast from the Past: A Water-Powered Acetylene EngineBlast from the Past

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
A refreshing new way to reactivate an old technology while enabling CO2 capture within cars.

Reducing non-exhaust pollution from transportation.Filip Za???ny

May 19, 2016 Team only
Reducing non-exhaust pollution from transportation is another step in vehicles sustainability.