Jan 24, 2012

Hybrid buses - Research for environmentally friendly and energy-efficient mobility


As part of the “Model Region Electromobility” initiative, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, PE INTERNATIONAL has spearheaded research work for the platform "Innovative Drive Bus" which deals with the marketability of hybrid buses and their contribution to environmentally friendly and energy-efficient mobility.

Aside from the detailed operational data acquisition and analysis of 59 hybrid buses operating in seven model regions using SoFi software, life cycle analyses and acceptance surveys among drivers, passengers and pedestrians were performed.

The platform "Innovative Drive Bus" reflects the cooperation of 40 partners, including 21 transport companies, 6 bus manufacturers, 4 component manufacturers, 4 research institutes and 5 consultancies.

This final report provides insights on practicality, operational readiness, fuel consumption, climate change effects and the acceptance of hybrid buses.

Download the full report with the results from 2011 here (German language)

Jan 13, 2012

Water Wisdom - Make every drop count in your organisation

PE INTERNATIONAL and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) support you in understanding the value of corporate water management and stewardship, enabling your company to benefit from the opportunities of water sustainability and transparency in reporting.

Watch the recorded webinar and download the presentation!

  • Chris Hedemann (CDP Water Disclosure) talked about what action companies in the Global 500  have taken on water this year and what risks and opportunities they are facing (the 2011 CDP Water Disclosure Report will be published Nov 16). You will also gain an understanding of how corporate responses to risk, given the immediacy of water issues, vary across different sectors.  
  • Get an insight into real situations and hear from Annette Koehler (PE INTERNATIONAL) about water sustainability, corporate water management and how this relates to your business.  She provides actionable ideas, whether you are taking your first steps or consolidating your current activities, supporting you to address your most pressing water management challenges.

Jan 12, 2012

LCA Young Scientist Award 2012 sponsored by PE INTERNATIONAL

The SETAC Europe Young Scientist LCA Award recognizes exceptional achievements by a young scientist in the field of life cycle assessment, e.g., an extraordinary PhD thesis that provides a significant contribution to LCA development and implementation.

In 2012 the award will be sponsored by PE INTERNATIONAL.

More information about applying for this award can be found here: