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Engine Waste Heat Recovery and Re-Use

Objetivo

The reduction of CO2 emissions from road vehicles is a strategic goal of the EU, and heavy duty vehicles are required to contribute to this objective in a significant way.
One very promising solution is the re-use of the waste heat, which represents approx. the 60% of the combustion energy, by transforming it into mechanical or electrical energy thus increasing the overall vehicle energy efficiency directly. Depending on the operational conditions, fuel consumption and hence CO2 emissions can be reduced by between 10% and 15%. Such benefits can be higher in the case of a hybrid or hybrid-like powertrain where it is possible to store and then use the generated energy subsequently when most convenient.
Heat re-use can be performed by means of a thermodynamic cycle (e.g. organic or non-organic Rankine cycles) using the waste heat as a source of energy, as is already being developed for application in large stationary applications. The adoption of such technology in the automotive domain requires specific R&D activities to develop the components and identify the most appropriate system architectures and level of integration in order to achieve sustainable costs and the required level of reliability.
Objectives
The NoWaste Project aims to develop such an engine waste hear recovery and re-use system for automotive applications and demonstrate its feasibility within both a purpose-built test rig and a vehicle demonstrator.
The key points of the NoWaste Project are:
• definition of a reference mission
• selection of the most appropriate architecture following an in-depth technology screening
• innovative heat rejection system minimizing the cooling drag and the impact on the front end
• development of specific heat exchangers to maximize the heat recuperation efficiency
• integration with the exhaust system
• validation of the developed system initially on a test rig and then on vehicle demonstrator based on a hybrid powertrain
• evaluation of the system applicability on various power-trains for heavy duty trucks via simulation
Target Performance:
• Fuel Economy: >12% fuel consumption reduction at vehicle level on a reference mission
• Cost (for the OEM): < 4500 Euro/system
• Weight: < 150 kg

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Régimen de financiación

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinador

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Dirección
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 847 162
Contacto administrativo
Maria Onida (Dr.)

Participantes (5)

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 752 630
Dirección
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Thomas Reiche (Mr.)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Aportación de la UE
€ 483 919
Dirección
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Alexander Holleis (Mr.)
FAURECIA SYSTEMES D ECHAPPEMENT SAS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 198 636
Dirección
23-27 Avenue Des Champs Pierreux
92000 Nanterre
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Delgado Frederique (Ms.)
DELL'ORTO SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 202 434
Dirección
Via Raffaello Sanzio 2
20038 Seregno
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Giuseppe Berlusconi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 234 780
Dirección
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)