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HERMES Project

HERMES Project

Development of smart and flexible freight wagons and facilities for improved transport of granular multimaterials

Kick-off meeting

Kick-off meeting

The 5th of May 2015 took place the kick-off meeting of the HERMES project at the headquarters of Kiruna Wagon, in Sweden and more than 20 technicians and researchers were present.

Welcome to Hermes Project

Development of smart and flexible freight wagons and facilities for improved transport of granular multimaterials

Hermes is an european research project leaded by Iberpotash - ICL Iberia and funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme. The project has a duration of 36 months, a total budget of 6.7M € and is developed by 9 partners from France, Denmark, Spain and Sweden.

The main objective of HERMES is to holistically address the aspects that may improve freight wagon performance at competitive prices: enhanced logistics operations, higher wagon load capacity, optimised loading/discharging processes and increase wagons flexibility in order to foster intermodality and allow a diversification of carried goods.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The HERMES project is aligned with the objectives of SHIFT²RAIL and will ensure that the results can be used in further research in this programme.


H2020 Research Programme

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 636520.

Project Coordinator

Dr. Ingrid Picas

www.icliberia.com