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FUEL FLEXIBLE, NEAR -ZERO EMISSIONS, ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE MARINE ENGINE

Objective

The project HERCULES-2 is targeting at a fuel-flexible large marine engine, optimally adaptive to its operating environment.
The objectives of the HERCULES-2 project are associated to 4 areas of engine integrated R&D:
• Improving fuel flexibility for seamless switching between different fuel types, including non-conventional fuels.
• Formulating new materials to support high temperature component applications.
• Developing adaptive control methodologies to retain performance over the powerplant lifetime.
• Achieving near-zero emissions, via combined integrated aftertreatment of exhaust gases.
The HERCULES-2 is the next phase of the R&D programme HERCULES on large engine technologies, which was initiated in 2004 as a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturer groups MAN and WARTSILA. Three consecutive projects namely HERCULES - A, -B, -C spanned the years 2004-2014. These three projects produced exceptional results and received worldwide acclaim.
The targets of HERCULES-2 build upon and surpass the targets of the previous HERCULES projects, going beyond the limits set by the regulatory authorities. By combining cutting-edge technologies, the Project overall aims at significant fuel consumption and emission reduction targets using integrated solutions, which can quickly mature into commercially available products. Focusing on the applications, the project includes several full-scale prototypes and shipboard demonstrators.
The project HERCULES-2 comprises 4 R&D Work Package Groups (WPG):
- WPG I: Fuel flexible engine
- WPG II: New Materials (Applications in engines)
- WPG III: Adaptive Powerplant for Lifetime Performance
- WPG IV: Near-Zero Emissions Engine

The consortium comprises 32 partners of which 30% are Industrial and 70% are Universities / Research Institutes. The Budget share is 63% Industry and 37% Universities.
The HERCULES-2 proposal covers with authority and in full the Work Programme scope B1 of MG.4.1-2014.

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

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 000 000

Participants (32)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 200 000
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABB Turbo Systems AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bruggerstrasse 71A
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVENTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Ulmer Strasse 4
30880 Laatzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 920 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
40237 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 265 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Badstrasse 24
77652 Offenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 500
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DELORO WEAR SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 000
Address
Zur Bergpflege 51-53
56070 Koblenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
O.M.T. - OFFICINE MECCANICHE TORINO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Via Assarotti 10
10122 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 880 499,63
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 830 000
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 990 900
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WARTSILA NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Hanzelaan 95
8017 JR Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WARTSILA IBERICA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Poligono Industrial Landabaso S/n
48370 Bermeo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Schutzenstrasse 1-3
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VAASAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000
Address
Pl 700
65101 Vaasa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
DINEX ECOCAT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Vihtavuorentie 162
41330 Vihtavuori
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments