In the first UIC Innovation Awards ceremony Macroplan Consulting received positive recognition for its contribution to the global railway system. Macroplan together with German IZT (Institute for future studies and technology assessment) and IT developer join and share has received a certificate for their joint development of the Railenergy Calculator within the EU project Railenergy.
I am particularly happy and proud that this tool has now received recognition by the international railway research board, IRRB, but what is even more thrilling is the fact that with more than 500 unique users per month the ideas coming from Railenergy are spreading in a proactive way throughout the global railway communities says Macroplan Director Mads Bergendorff.
This tool is simple yet powerful for a first analysis of any railway system, so even non-experts can make a short and transparent assessment with regards to energy and CO2 savings as well as life cycle economic evaluation and sensitivity analysis. Check out the tool yourself here: www.railenergy.eu. Contact Mads Bergendorff for more information.
The team behind this tool are from Macroplan Consulting Laszlo Cikajlo (technical engineer) and director Mads Bergendorff (idea and concept). From IZT, Roland Nolte (director) and Christian Kamburow (technician) made dedicated contributions. The tool was programmed and finally implemented by join and share based on invaluable efforts from Sabine Fass (web layout and user experience) and director Thomas Gross (programming).