Opendata, web and dolomites


Greenrail: sustainability, safety and saving in the the railroad sleeper of tomorrow

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Greenrail project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the Greenrail project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "Greenrail" about.

thanks    efficiency    manteinance    resistence    ec    green    database    deterioration    maintenance    electricity    shell    rubber    generate    solution    suitable    recycled    majority    ballast    internal    2050    medium    ghg    railroad    lines    composition    weaknesses    longer    developped    energy    rail    life    2020    additional    search    noise    sustainable    passengers    economic    electric    transit    railway    helps    feasibility    goals    lack    distance    centres    local    trafficked    lateral    investors    plastic    innovative    power    track    something    benefits    outer    managers    sleeper    storage    competitors    structure    underground    share    lifespan    tires    ensures    made    vibration    finance    market    piezoelectric    internalisation    pollution    purposes    generates    sleepers    conduct    coated    offers    line    envisaged    revolutionize    network    operators    universities    lower    railways    transport    introduce    environmental    assessments    services    anti    emissions    capacity    60    displacement    urban    entry    strategies    greenrail    train    clients    usable   

Project "Greenrail" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: VIA BELSIANA 71
city: ROMA
postcode: 187
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-02-01   to  2015-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GREENRAIL SRL IT (ROMA) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Greenrail aims to introduce an innovative and sustainable railroad sleeper into the market, able to revolutionize rail transport sector for these features: sleeper composition (internal structure in concrete, coated by an outer shell made up of recycled plastic and rubber from end of life tires usable in any rail lines; sleeper capacity to generate green power during train transit thanks to an integrated piezoelectric system. Compared to traditional concrete sleeper, our product does not share its weaknesses (high ballast deterioration, low resistence to track lateral displacement, high noise and low anti-vibration properties, high manteinance costs, lack of a piezoelectric system that generates electricity). Our users are: railway network operators; energy operators/managers in trafficked railways areas/underground/urban railway network operators. Their needs are: a railroad sleeper that ensures longer lifespan, lower maintenance costs and greater efficiency, is suitable for all railway lines operators, offers additional benefits; a urban solution that helps improve their services, through an energy storage to be used for other purposes. The feasibility study aims to: analyse the European railroad sleepers market and identify opportunities and entry strategies; conduct a comparative analysis with the main competitors; evaluate the environmental, electric and economic assessments of the envisaged solution; search for partners, investors, end-users, clients, universities/research centres and build a database for Phase II and to reach the market. Greenrail product offers something new to Europe, in line with EU challenges and strategies. It represents a project Europe can finance today to achieve its goals - 60% reduction of GHG emissions from transport needed by 2050; majority of medium-distance passengers expected to go by rail by 2050; common approach for the internalisation of noise and local pollution costs on the rail network developped by the EC before 2020.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "GREENRAIL" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "GREENRAIL" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.4.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.)

SEA FOAM (2015)

innovative Steering-triangles rEAlized with Aluminum FOAM technology for motorcycle industry

Read More  

SmaRMS COM (2015)

Smart Road Modular Sensor (SmaRMS) Prototype Testing and Commercialization Viability

Read More  

NedraEV (2016)

A lightweight, fast charging, EV platform to be utilised on Car Share and Urban Mobility Systems

Read More