Decarbomile project at ALICE Innovation Village


Project Information

  • Dates: 1st September 2022 – 31 August 2026 (4 years)
  • Funded by Horizon Europe, under the topic: HORIZON-CL5-2021-D6-01: Safe, Resilient Transport and Smart Mobility services for passengers and goods


Gathering 31 partners from 10 different countries, DECARBOMILE aims to trigger an unprecedented improvement of the green last mile logistics in Europe. To reach that goal, DECARBOMILE relies on a strong experience of decarbonating urban logistics through European initiatives such as CIVITAS. Partners will build upon all previous results to develop improved delivery methods, tools and methodologies, and implement them across Europe. The solutions developed in DECARBOMILE will demonstrate the full potential of decarbonised last mile logistics in four living labs (in Logrono – Spain, Nantes -France, Hamburg – Germany and Istanbul – Turkey) and 4 satellites (Tallinn – Estonia, Getafe – Spain, Ghent – Belgium and Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina) will be involved at a smaller scale to test and study the solution in their own local contexts.

To be successful in its implementation, DECARBOMILE will rely on developed methodologies to implement the new solutions and delivery methods in collaboration with all relevant local stakeholders, based on their needs and behaviours. The relation with and between stakeholders will be facilitated by the creation of a collaborative urban consolidation logistics framework that will include a digital platform, methodologies for collaboration, and ICT and IoT tools. This common framework, along with tailored innovative business models and recommendations on local policies, will allow for a strong collaboration during the project, allow to learn more about the end-users’ needs and behaviours. The delivery methods will be strongly improved with urban consolidation centres, micro urban consolidation centres including smart lockers, innovations on cargo bikes and how they can be used with load pooling for instance, electric barge and more. The goal is to use and improve existing solutions and allow their interoperability and modularity to improve their efficiency and use their complementarity.


DECARBOMILE Living Labs are currently engaging with external stakeholders to involve them in the use-cases definition and implementation roadmap. The ongoing workshops allow DECARBOMILE partners to consult local stakeholders’ needs and interest and discuss about the feasibility of the use cases defined in each Living Labs, based on the local contexts. ICT tool needs are being identified for all Living Labs to develop tailored tracking and optimisation algorithms and tools. The real-life testing of the developed tools will start in the coming months.

Innovative hardware equipments are also being developed and getting ready for deployment: an electric barge, cargo-bikes and micro containers, micro hubs and smart lockers, which will be implemented in the different Living Labs and Satellite Cities.

Presentation of the Living Labs


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No.101069806.


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