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Alternative fuel for heavy duty (AFFORHD)

Objective

DME from natural gas will soon be a major fuel for power generation. DME can also be made from biomass for CO2 reduction. DME is suitable for both Diesel engines and Fuel Cells, providing a solution for the medium and the long-term. In addition there are no soot emissions, enabling EEV urban emission levels. All this will be proven in the AFForHD project by a well-balanced consortium. Anew and reliable DME fuel system is designed and developed by a leading R&D organisation. This development will benefit from fundamental wear research of a university. For prototyping the very demanding parts, the expertise of a subcontractor is hired. In parallel the injection and combustion of DME is optimised to exploit all the DME potential. Next an engine is tuned for EEVemissions and this technology is evaluated in a truck.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VOLVO POWERTRAIN CORPORATION
Address
Gropegaerdsgatan
40508 Goeteborg
Sweden

Participants (6)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
AVL POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
United States
Address
47519 Halyard Drive
48170-2438 Plymouth, Michigan
BP P.L.C.
United Kingdom
Address
Chertsey Road
TW16 7LN Sunbury-on-thames
MUNICIPALITY OF VAEXJOE
Sweden
Address
Vaestra Esplanaden 18
351 12 Vaexjoe
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat 97
2600 JA Delft
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Dtu Building 101A
2800 Lyngby