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LeaNOx Development for Lean Burn Cars and Diesel Trucks

Objective



Objectives and content


In the search for vehicle power sources with low fuel consumption, the lack of an effective after-treatment device for NOx hinders the full exploitation of fuel efficient diesel and lean-burn engines. The reduction of NOx in large oxygen excess using a reducing agent such as hydrocarbons from the fuel and a selective catalyst will possibly provide an effective solution. The on-going LeaNOx program indicates a high potential for such systems.

In the proposed project three demonstrator vehicles and targeted basic research will be performed. The main objectives are:

- to realise a lean-burn car for the Euro 3 standards, simultaneously addressing the C02 emission issue.
- to realise a DI HD truck engine for the Euro 3 standards, simultaneously addressing the C02 emission issue.

The key issues (novel catalyst materials, mechanistics, reducing agent, ageing, design criteria, HC-level strategy) will all be linked together in the program to enable design of the complete system.

In order to reach the objectives, basic research performed at some of the leading European Universities (Leuven, Reading, Mulhouse, Bochum, Lund and Abo) will provide an indispensable platform for further development in the vehicle industry (Volvo, BMW, VW, Daimler-Benz, Renault) together with the catalyst manufacturing partner (Heraeus-Asalmaz). Reducing agent injection and mixing for DI diesel engines will be analysed and developed by AVL. The results will be directly implemented in the demonstrators.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AB Volvo Technological Development
Address

412 88 Göteborg
Sweden

Participants (14)

AABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY
Finland
Address
8,Biskopsgatan 8
20500 Turku / Abo
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
BMW Technik GmbH
Germany
Address
46,Hanauer Strasse
80992 München
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
Germany
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 München
Daimler-Benz AG
Germany
Address
225,Epplestraße
70567 Stuttgart
Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH
Germany
Address
31,An Der Bundesstrasse
88090 Immenstaad
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC (TRADING AS SYNETIX)
United Kingdom
Address
Orchard Road
SG8 5HE Royston,herts
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
92,Kardinaal Mercierlaan 92
3001 Heverlee
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Ole Roemers Vaeg 1
221 00 Lund
REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
France
Address
9,Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Germany
Address
150,Universitätsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
4,Rue Becquerel 25
67087 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITÉ DE HAUTE ALSACE
France
Address
25,Rue De Chemnitz 25
68200 Mulhouse
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Address
Ezfm 1785
38436 Wolfsburg