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Engine management system for hydrogen fuel

Objective



Due to its specific properties, hydrogen is the only fuel which guarantees a zero emission when properly burned in existing Internal Combustion (IC-engines. The main drawback of this fuel is that it easily causes "backfire" in the inlet manifold. To avoid this problem, the power control has to be conducted on a quantitative and qualitative base, i.e. both the throttle plate angle and the equivalence ratio are varied in combination in order to perform the power adjustment. Research required and RTD goals for this new and innovative Hydrogen-Engine-Management concept are: define for each combination of engine speed and engine torque the optimal volumetric efficiency and equivalence ratio regulate and control the optimal volumetric efficiency and equivalence ratio for each combination of engine speed and engine torque develop a fuel flow system by means of electromagnetic intermittently opened valves The research fits Area 3B.4 "Environmental Technologies" of the "Industrial & Materials Technologies" Programme, more precisely 3B.4.1S, i.e. development of advanced propulsion technologies for substantial reduction of NOx, CO, VOC and particulate emission. The action is coordinated through CLEPA, the European Association for Automotive Suppliers Industry

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

VCST-Hydrogen Systems NV
Address
3025,Schuurhovenveld
3800 Sint-truiden
Belgium

Participants (1)

Vialle N.V.
Netherlands
Address
4106,Ekkersrijt 4106
5690 AD Son