Green Transport Delta – Electrification (GTD-E)
1 October 2021 – 31 December 2024
In cooperation with
Ministery EZK, Brainport, VDL, DAF, NXP, Heliox, ELEO, Cleantron, Airborne, TU/e, UM.
To achieve climate goals, significant transitions are required both nationally and internationally in the field of sustainable transportation. The Green Transport Delta (GTD) - Electrification project has been initiated for this purpose. The project aims to develop a robust battery ecosystem in the Netherlands.
The primary focus of the GTD-E project is to accelerate the transition to climate-neutral mobility, promote a circular economy, and further develop a strong Dutch (manufacturing) industry that is internationally competitive and contributes to the future earning power of the Netherlands.
How do we achieve this?
This is achieved by taking more activities in development, production, and application of batteries and charging solutions in-house and developing a unique R&D position in the field of battery-electric transportation. This is accomplished through in-depth and multi-year cross-sectoral collaboration at value chain level.
Who do we cooperate with?
Each consortium partner is a leader in the market and domain in which they are active. This includes both the international domain (e.g., VDL, DAF, NXP) and the innovative SME domain (e.g., Heliox, ELEO, Cleantron, Airborne). Additionally, the consortium includes research institutes such as TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Maastricht University (UM). VDL acts as the lead partner, with support from Brainport and TNO in coordinating the project.
For broader application and implementation of R&D developments, the consortium also involves cross-sectoral collaboration with the maritime sector (e.g., ESTFloattech, NPS Diesel) and the aviation sector (e.g., Eflight, DEAC). Bringing together the collective technological expertise and experience of the consortium partners is crucial for this project.
The battery chain is highly complex, with significant interdependencies during battery production from cell to modules to package, and during application between the vehicle, charger, and the energy grid. Only by bringing together the right players from the entire value chain can a unique R&D position and competitive position be achieved.
Impact on sustainability and digitalisation
Establishing an innovative and competitive Dutch battery value chain can significantly accelerate the growth of battery-electric transportation in the Netherlands. The introduction of a modular, bi-directional energy system, where vehicle, charger, storage, and generation are interconnected, provides a solution to seamlessly integrate electric transportation into an overloaded energy grid.
Optimisation tools will be used for energy and fleet planning. This project supports the growing demand and ambition of the Dutch mobility sector, including the automotive, maritime, and aviation sectors, to strive for sustainable transport and reduce dependence on international suppliers.
The project Green Transport Delta – Electrification is made possible with the support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK).
Project Period: October 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024
Project Budget: €36,082,844