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Whole space combustion for diesel light duty vehicles

Objective

The aim of SPACE LIGHT is the RTD of a new homogenous combustion process (HCCI) for passenger cars diesel engine. The innovative combination of several engine and injection technologies will be investigated and implemented on single-cylinder engine concepts up to final economic and technical assessment of the in-vehicle on the road potential. The main technical objectives are to meet EURO 4 emissions limits without fuel sensitive after treatment for NOx and/or particulates while maintaining low well to wheel CO2 emissions advantage of the best state of the art diesel engines. The main tasks will start from research study of HCCI combustion specifications before to perform design analysis, manufacturing, development testing and final technical/economic assessment of the selected engine concepts. The undertaking of these tasks will rely on the combined multidisciplinary expertise of partners from 4 member states and one associated member state.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GROUPEMENT EUROPÉEN DE RECHERCHES TECHNOLOGIQUES SUR LES HYDROCARBURES
Address
Avenue Napoléon Bonaparte 232
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France

Participants (7)

ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
Address
42-58,Ipc 42-58
65423 Ruesselsheim
Brunel University
United Kingdom
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
CRT COMMON RAIL TECHNOLOGIES A.G.
Switzerland
Address
Industrieplatz 1
8212 Neuhausen Am Rheinfall
Lotus Cars Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Potash Lane Hethel
NR14 8EZ Norwich
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
France
Address
Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe