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RE-BREATH project

‘RE-BREATH’ is an ambitious project funded by European Commission’s LIFE Programme in the field of sustainable urban mobility.
In particular the challenge of ‘RE BREATH’ project, acronym for REduction of Brake weaR Emissions in the Transport sector is to improve
knowledge of the emissions of non exhaust micro particles generated by Local Public Transport mobility braking systems to assess their
impact on people’s quality of life and the environment and, finally, to design and develop an innovative and more environmentally friendly bus braking system as well as to intervene with green mitigation works.

For a sustainable mobility

Through the shared commitment of all the realities involved, the ‘RE-BREATH’ project intends not only to measure and demonstrate the reduction of PM 10 emissions, related to the braking system of buses at bus stops and other hot spots, but also to support national authorities in the estimation of non exhaust emissions (to be calculated in the EMEP/SEE emission inventory, according to Directive 2016 2284) to demonstrate the decrease in the brake wear rate and the consequent increase in the life of the braking system compared to traditional solutions, contributing to the construction of more sustainable models.

Project partners

The project is coordinated by Brembo, a world leader in the development and production of braking systems, and involves important partners from the public and private sectors such as the Municipality of Bergamo, which has long promoted and supported both local and international initiatives on sustainability issues Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (which will participate with the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR IIA) and the Institute of Nanostructured Materials (CNR ISMN) Arriva Italia and Arriva Slovakia.

Brembo SpA is a world leader and recognized innovator in disc brake system technology for vehicles.

It is a supplier to the world’s most prestigious manufacturers – of passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles – of high-performance braking systems, as well as clutches and other components for the racing industry.

Brembo also has undisputed supremacy in the sports sector with more than 500 world championships won to date.

The city council is the representative public assembly of the citizens of a municipality, who directly appoint it by electing its mayor and 32 councilors.
The council has planning, policy-making and political-administrative control functions. Its matters of competence are defined by law, and among the main ones are the statute of the entity, the budget, the final account, the municipal urban plan, the public works plan, and conventions between local authorities.

Cnr-Iia is the Institute on Atmospheric Pollution of the National Research Council. It is mainly concerned with the study and monitoring of air quality, emissions, pollution, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability.

Established on September 13, 2000, and operational since 2002, the Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials was born from the union of five former Institution’s organs with many years of experience in the field of Innovative Materials.
ISMN is one of the one hundred and four Institutes belonging to the National Research Council and has achieved important scientific achievements and established significant interaction with the National and International Research System and the business world.

Arriva Italia is the Arriva Group’s italian branch. Present on the Italian market since 2002, managing around 5% of the market shares, it provides both urban and extra-urban transport services mainly in Northern Italy, as well as shuttle services to Turin and Milan airports.

It provides public transport connections and suburban lines in the regions of Bratislava, Nitra, Košice, Žilina, and Trnava. In 2016 the company operated a rail link between Nitra and Prague and since 2017 a shared bicycle service, so-called bikesharing comes bike in the city of Nitra and from March 2019 BikeKIA in the city of Žilina.

This project has received funds by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.