Projects and articles of Kris Vanherle

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    Kris Vanherle

    Kris Vanherle is a biochemical engineer and holds a master degree in environmental sciences. Kris has broad expertise in the environmental aspects of transport and has managed several studies for European national governments on behalf of TML. A key research field in which Kris is active, is the quantification of emissions emitted by the various transport modes. To this end he developed and managed various emission models (EMMOSS, TREMOVE, ...). In relation to this, Kris is regularly involved in impact analysis of various measures to reduce environmental impact of transport (eco-taxation, CO2 standards, subsidies for new green technologies, scrappage schemes, ...) based on quantitative model studies. More recently Kris works with citizen science techniques as a new method for the impact analysis of air quality and mobility. In that context he had co-developed Telraam (, and is CEO of TML's daughter company Rear Window.
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decarbonising the Belgian maritime sector

Preparatory research on decarbonising the Belgian maritime sector

The maritime shipping sector is responsible for the highest CO2 emissions in Belgian waters. Decarbonising this sector requires many technical and operational measures. TML carried out a preparatory study.

Estimated share of electric vehicles in the fleet in 2050

Impact of electric vehicle growth on the electricity grid

Transport models for air quality

Transport models for air quality

This project is a testcase to investigate if an alternative approach to generate transport volumes can deliver sufficient quality to feed air quality models.

city commuters


Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators

CO2 evolution

Impact analysis: shift from public means to public transport and active transport

What is the potential of a shift from public means to active & public transport?

non-combustion particulate matter emissions

Review of recent studies and policies addressing non-combustion particulate matter emissions from break, tyre and road wear

urban transport


Development of a toolkit for the modeling of emerging transport solutions.

Isle of Java

Greening Freight Transport in Indonesia

Support CO2 mitigation measures in freight transport in Java

ClairCity poster


Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities.

wecount window graphic


Citizens Observing UrbaN Transport

electric car

EPOC 2030-2050

Research and development of energy transition models, whereby TML will focus on the relation between energy and transport.


Electrification Status of Passenger Cars

Assessing the status of electrification of passenger cars and potential future implications for the environment and the European energy system


Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) of transport beyond 2020


Second opinion impact of EV-uptake scenario’s

Small ad hoc analysis and verification of assumptions.

Investments in the EU energy sector

Energy costs, taxes and the impact of government interventions on investments



Impact of Transport Infrastructure on the International Competitiveness of Europe


ETS Flemish Ports

The implementation of international transport in the European emission trading scheme: 'completing modalities from the perspective of Flemish ports'

freighttrain waterways

EMMOSS model

Flemish emission model for inland shipping, maritime transport and rail

Telraam project image


Development and implementation of crowd-sourced, automatic traffic counts with low-cost equipment.


Short Sea Shipping

Short Sea Shipping as an alternative for road transport over long distances


Competitiveness of Short Sea Shipping

Analysis of the competitiveness of European Short Sea Shipping compared to road and rail transport

green highways

Potential of transport infrastructure in curbing CO2-emissions

Exploratory assessment of the potential of road transport infrastructure policy measures to reduce transport CO2 emissions.

highway Belgium

Report on opportunities of smart/sustainable mobility in Belgium

Opportunities smart mobility at the Belgian market


Regional Fleet Composition Belgium

Development of an approach for harmonized fleet composition statistics for the Belgian regions for use in emission modelling

Reyersplein Brussel

Projection Model for Brussels Road Traffic

Update of the projection model for energy consumption and air pollution of road traffic in the Brussels-Capital Region.

car fueling

Impact of higher LPG market share

Assessing the impact of a higher LPG-uptake worldwide

clean power

National Policy Frameworks for the Market Development of Alternative Fuels and their Infrastructure

Guidelines and assessment of national policy frameworks


Study on LPG Cars Penetration

Benefits estimation of increased shares of LPG cars in the EU car-fleet

Energy Use and Emission Reductions in Brussels

TML built a transparent transport simulation model for the BIM-IBGE


Market-based Instruments for Reducing Air Pollution

Assessment of policy options to reduce air pollution from shipping


External Costs of Maritime Transport

Evaluation of the consequences of the revised MARPOL Annex VI in 2015



Integrated transport and energy baseline until 2030


The Future of ISVAG

Consideration of future scenarios for the waste incineration plant ISVAG



TREMOVE training for Duke University of North Carolina


Focus Report MIRA-T 2007

The emissions of international shipping and aviation


MIRA-S 2009

Evolution of emissions of inland waterways, rail, air and maritime transport


New TREMOVE Baseline

Development of a new TREMOVE baseline for the impact assessment of the EC White Paper on transport

powerplant <Pixabay

Extensions for the POLES Model

Development of modules for power distribution and capacity planning for the POLES model

E40 - Haspengouw

SCBA analysis connection Sint-Truiden (Haspengouw) - E40

The Federal Government as "Launching Customer" of Electric Mobility

Roadmap for the transition of the federal government fleet and the fleets of autonomous public enterprises to electric mobility



Support for a Joint Task Force of Europe, Japan and the USA on setting a common research agenda for assessing the impact of ITS on emissions

Second-Hand Cars

European second-hand-car market analysis

A Study on Co-modality and Eco Driving Mobility

Data enrichment applied to detailed mobility data

Second-Hand-Car Market

European survey on the second-hand-car market

underground passenger with smartphone


Electric vehicles sharing services based on a B2B service platform

map IPTS electricity model

An Integrated Electricity Market Model

Development of an integrated electricity market model for Western Europe


Potential of EV in the Government Fleet

Potential and economic and environmental impact of the replacement of conventional vehicles by electric vehicles within the fleet of the Flemish government

car fueling

Environmental Objectives for Brussels Vehicle Fleets

Determination of environmental objectives for fleet owners based on the analysis of some Brussels vehicle fleets and the best available technologies


Maritime Emission Control Areas

A new EU maritime emission baseline up to 2050, including the costs of reducing emissions

ship canal


Effects of climate change on inland waterways and inland shipping competitiveness

second-hand cars

Understanding the Second-Hand Car Market in the EU

Analysis of the pricing mechanisms and the trade patterns of second-hand cars and light commercial vehicles

green taxi symbol

Electric Taxis

Research on Clean Power for Taxis.



Accelerating change of air traffic management by regional forerunners

simulation train scheduling tool

Train Scheduling: The Game

Optimisation of train scheduling in a pc simulation game environment


The founding of Rear Window

Telraam actively works with citizens to provide good traffic counts. After a year of preparatory work, the notary established on 27 January this year Rear Window BV, which will carry on the Telraam idea. We spoke briefly with Kris Vanherle, researcher at TML, co-founder and managing director of the new company.

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