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Green Heavy Duty Engine

Objective

The development of HD engines undergoes a rapid step in its evolution. Increased demand for fuel efficiency, emissions and global competition are driving forces. The HD (Heavy-Duty) engines operate under constraints much more severe than those of passenger cars such as:
-higher durability (up to 1.000.000 km) of the engine and of the related aftertreatment,
-higher mechanical and thermal stress of the engine (heavier load factor)
-higher pressure on reliability, investment and fuel economy

The above constraints characterize the HD engines for their more general applications: not only trucks and urban vehicles but also the rail traction and the inland waterway vessels of the directive 2002/765.New technologies will help us meeting future emission and fuel consumption targets by:
-a new combustion process enabled by variable components;
-new control strategies
-considering the engine and the exhaust after treatment as ONE system;
-considering sustainable fuels

The main objective of GREEN is to perform research leading to sub-systems for a heavy-duty engine. The objectives should be achieved with strict boundary conditions for: i) a competitive cost base, ii) highest fuel conversion efficiency of the Diesel cycle, to achieve near-zero real world pollutant emissions and significant reduction of CO2.The project put emphasis on diesel engines for trucks and rail applications and on natural gas engines for city transport applications. The combination of innovation and durability is strongly supported. The research targets have been chosen to look beyond all legislation known today. Targeting possible sharpening after year 2010 with focus on near zero real world emission (for Diesel NOx 0.5 g/kWh, PM 0.002g/kWh ETC Cycle BSFC=204 g/kWh and for natural gas corresponding targets are set).

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Coordinator

VOLVO POWERTRAIN AKTIEBOLAG
Address

Gothenburg
Sweden

Participants (26)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
Graz
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
106050 Gerlingen-schillerhöhe
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address

Gothenburg
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino, 50
Orbassano (Torino)
CESKÉ VYSOKÉ UCENÍ TECHNICKÉ V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Praha 6
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
Stuttgart
DELPHI DIESEL SYSTEMS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate Street
London
DEUTZ AG
Germany
Address
Deutz-muehlheimer Str. 147-149
Koeln (Cologne)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Zentrum
Zürich
FEV MOTORENTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
Aachen
CUMMINS TURBO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
St. Andrews Rd.
Huddersfield
IVECO SPA
Italy
Address
Via Puglia, 35
1371 Ferrovia Torino
IVECO MOTORENFORSCHUNG AG.
Switzerland
Address
Schlossgasse 2
Arbon
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
2-4 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square
London
METATRON S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Dei Lapidari 3
Bologna
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou 9
Athens
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino
RICARDO UK LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Bridge Works
Shoreham By Sea
RHEINISCH-WESTFLISCHE-TECHNISCHE-HOCHSCHULE AACHE
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
UNIVERSIDAD POLITCNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera S/n
Valencia
FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI A.S.
Turkey
Address
Fatih Mah. Hasan Basri Cad. Samandira
Kartal, Istanbul
NONOX BV
Netherlands
Address
Economiestraat 39
Hoensbroek
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU PÉTROLE
France
Address
1 Et 4 Avenue De Bois-préau
Rueil-malmaison
MTU FRIEDRICHSFHAFEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Maybachplatz 1
Friedrichshafen
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
Address
16, Rue Jean Rey
Paris
UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES
Belgium
Address
221 Avenue Louise
Brussels