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High efficiency engine r&d on combustion with ultra low emissions for ships (Hercules)

Objective

The HERCULES I.P. will develop new technologies to drastically reduce gaseous and particulate emissions from marine engines and concurrently increase engine efficiency and reliability, hence reduce specific fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and engine lifecy cle costs. Successive objectives for improvements to be available onboard ships are set for the years 2010 and 2020. These objectives will be attained through interrelated developments in thermodynamics and mechanics of "extreme" parameter engines, advance d combustion concepts, multistage intelligent turbocharging, "hot" engines with energy recovery and compounding, internal emission reduction methods and advanced aftertreatment techniques, new sensors for emissions and performance monitoring, adaptive cont rol for intelligent engines. Advanced process models and engineering software tools will be developed, to assist in component design. Prototype components will be manufactured and rig-tested. Engine experimental designs will be assessed on testbeds to vali date the new technologies and confirm the achieved objectives. Full-scale shipboard testing of chosen systems will demonstrate the potential benefits of next-generation marine engines. The work is structured in 9 Workpackages, with 18 Tasks and 54 Subproje cts. The Consortium includes engine makers, component suppliers and equipment manufacturers, compounded by renowned universities and research institutions, as well as, world-class shipping companies. The partners hold 80% of the world market in marine engi nes and hence are the keepers of today's best-available-technology.'

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/thermodynamics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TRANSPORT-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ULEME E.E.I.G
Address
Stadtbachstrasse, 1
Augburg
Germany

Participants (43)

ABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY
Finland
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
Turku
AALBORG INDUSTRIES A/S
Denmark
Address
Gasvaerksvej 24
Aalborg
ABB TURBO SYSTEMS LTD.
Switzerland
Address
Bruggestrasse 71A
Baden
ADAPTIVE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY OY
Finland
Address
Yrityspiha 5
Helsinki
BODYCOTE H.I.P. LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Carlisle Close, Sheepbridge
Chesterfield
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
Sven Hultinsgata 2
Gothenburg
DAIDO INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL BEARINGS EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Winterhay Lane
Ilminster
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich
FEDERAL MOGUL FRIEDBERG GMBH
Germany
Address
Engelschalkstrasse 1
Fredberg
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 32-35
Hamburg
HAPAG-LLOYD CONTAINER LINIE GMBH.
Germany
Address
Ballingdamm 25
Hamburg
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
Espoo
INDUSTRIALE SRL
Italy
Address
Via San Quirico 19
Genova
IST INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUR STRUKTURANALYSE UND TRIBOLOGIE MBH
Germany
Address
Roermonderstrasse 395
Aachen
JOWA GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address

Hohen Luckow
KEMMERICH GUMMERSBBACH ELEKTROMOTOREN
Germany
Address
Hueckeswagenestr. 120
Gummersbbach
KRISTEN NAVIGATION INC.
Greece
Address
Syngrou Ave. 354
Athens
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
Lund
M. JURGENSEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Markschell 3
D-24966 Sorup
MAHLE GMBH
Germany
Address
Pragstrasse 26-46
Stuttgart
MAN B&W DIESEL A/S
Denmark
Address
Teglholmsgade 41
Copenhagen
MAN B&W DIESEL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Stadtbachstraase 1
Augsburg
MIBA GLEITLAGER GMBH
Austria
Address
Dr.-mitterbauer - Str 3
Laarkirchen
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9
Zografos
O.M.T.-OFFICINE MECCANICHE TORINO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Assarotti 10
Torino
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

Villigen Psi
PBS TURBO S.R.O. VELKA BITES
Czechia
Address

Velka Bites
PETER BROTHERHOOD LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Werrington Parkway
Peterborough
A.P. MOLLER-MAERSK A/S
Denmark
Address
Esplanaden 50
Copenhagen
SICK MAIHAK GMBH
Germany
Address
Dr.-zimmermann-strasse 18
Meersburg
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Tampere
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
Espoo
WALLENIUS MARINE AB
Sweden
Address
Swedenborgsgaten 19
Stockholm
WAERTSILAE CORPORATION OY
Finland
Address
John Stenbergin Ranta 2
Helsinki
WARTSILA SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Zurcherstrasse 12
Winterthur
WOODWARD INTERNATIONAL, INC.
United States
Address
306 South State Street
Dover/delaware
BODYCOTE VARMEBEHANDLING A/S
Denmark
Address
Herlev Hovedgade 15 A
Herlev
METSO POWDERMET AB
Sweden
Address
Kontorsvagen, Brukskontoret
Surahammar
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstr. 12
Karlsruhe
DAROS PISTON RINGS AB
Sweden
Address
Teknologivagen 5
Molnlycke