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Integrated Gas Powertrain - Low Emission, CO2 optimised and efficient CNG engines for passenger cars (PC) and light duty vehicles (LDV)

Objective

Main objective of “Integrated gas powertrain (InGas)” Collaborative Project is to deploy a custom designed engine integrated with specific aftertreatment systems applied to a light duty vehicle able to achieve a 10% higher fuel conversion efficiency than that of a corresponding 2006 diesel vehicle and complying with an emission level lower than Euro 6. Additional features are advanced storage systems and vehicle architectures, as well as multi-grade fuel tolerance and fuel flexibility. To achieve the InGas targets, three main combustion technologies will be compared: Sub-Project A1 “CNG technologies for passenger cars” will develop a natural gas car powered by a 1.4 liter displacement engine using the sequential multi-point port gas injection and following the stoichiometric approach; Sub-Project A2 “Turbo DI CNG engine” will develop a natural gas car powered by a 1.8 liter displacement engine using the direct gas in-cylinder injection and following a lean burn approach; Sub-Project A3 “Boosted lean burn gas engine” will develop a natural gas light-duty vehicle powered by a 1.9 liter displacement engine using port gas injection or low pressure direct gas injection and following the ultra-lean combustion approach. Three main enabling technologies will be compared and assessed Sub-Project B0 “Fuels for advanced CNG engines” will define / supply the gas mixture of the requested quality, conduct analysis and propose solutions in order to affect in a flexible way storage, combustion, aftertreatment and performance of the CNG vehicles; Sub-Project B1 “Gas storage for passenger car CNG engine” will develop advanced gas storage and filling systems including specific components and gas sensors; Sub-Project B2 “Aftertreatment for passenger car CNG engine” will develop an aftertreatment system for natural gas vehicles having special regards to CH4 conversion efficiency and NOx abatement under stoichiometric and lean combustion operations.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 309 939,25
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)

Participants (29)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 572 554
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josef Affenzeller (Dr.)
FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 097 801,85
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rainer Schwöbel (Dr.)
E. ON RUHRGAS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 405
Address
Brüsseler Plaz 1
45131 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anke Lindner (Ms.)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 825 372
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Kolb (Mr.)
SAAB AUTOMOBILE POWERTRAIN AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 267 424,50
Address
Saab Automobile Ab
461 80 Trollhättan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kenth Johansson (Mr.)
General Motors Powertrain - Germany GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 092
Address
Bahnhofsplatz 1
65428 Ruesselsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Winfried Hartung (Mr.)
ENGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 189 531
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Micheline Montero (Dr.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 486 800
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 100
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paola Belardini (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 161 256
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Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Gartner (Ms.)
DINEX ECOCAT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 398 325
Address
Vihtavuorentie 162
41330 Vihtavuori
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Toni Kinnunen (Dr.)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 368 006
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Christian (Ms.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 426 500
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Klaus (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Panella (Prof.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 150 120
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lill Andersson (Ms.)
HALDOR TOPSOE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Haldor Topsoes Alle 1
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Tornqvist (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 729,20
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Wittler (Mr.)
MEMS AG-MATTER ENGINEERING FOR METERING SYSTEMS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 99 900
Address
Rebmoosweg 29A
5200 Brugg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Prêtre (Dr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 148 635
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jirí Zápotocký (Dr.)
ALPHA COMPOSITES GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 400
Address
Planckstraße 15
32052 Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Kleschinski (Dr.)
VENTREX AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 411
Address
Johann Sebastian Bach Gasse 1
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Kiener (Mr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 900
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alicja Maniak (Ms.)
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 121 473
Address
Avenue De Luxembourg
4940 Bascharage
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Etienne Jacque (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 476
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Schlotz (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 100
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matilde Cambiaghi (Dr.)
INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 275 400
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30239 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Ostafin (Ms.)
Katcon Global SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 124 484
Address
Avenue De Luxembourg 21
4940 Bascharage
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Said Zidat (Dr.)
ADAM OPEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 836
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Friedrich Lutzmann Ring 1
65423 Ruesselsheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Winfried Hartung (Mr.)