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CO2 REduction for long distance transport

CO2 REduction for long distance transport

Objective

"The project proposal CORE (CO2 REduction for long distance transport) is a collaborative large-scale integrating project for a call within FP7-SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT (SST)-2011-RTD-1. The project consortium consists of three truck manufactures in Europe, Volvo, Daimler and IVECO, together with 13 other partners in the automotive industry and universities.
The objective is to demonstrate a substantial reduction of CO2 emissions, 15% improved fuel efficiency compared to a EURO V engine and at the same time fulfilling EURO VI emission legislation. By using novel technology and combine them in flexible engines with a high level of precise control, performance advantages will be achieved with improvements in emissions and fuel consumption. The research will focus on efficient air management, combustion and control for the diesel engine, together with optimizing the powertrain layout utilizing electric hybridization, downsizing and electrification of auxiliaries and alternative fuels.
Research to the aftertreatment system is included to further improve the powertrain efficiency. This will be combined improvements to the base engine friction for developing highly efficient drivelines for long distance transports.
CORE is divided into five sub-projects, three that will focus on different engine technologies. These activates are supported by two cross divisional projects where friction reduction and improvements to the NOx aftertreatment technologies are studied. The project results will be assessed by vehicle simulations. Results will be evaluated for legislation test cycles and in real life drive cycles. The project will demonstrate three diesel powertrains and one natural gas truck."
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Coordinator

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Address

Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg

Sweden

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 539 016

Administrative Contact

Johan Engström (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 997 300

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

DAIMLER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 026 172

FEDERAL-MOGUL BURSCHEID GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 050

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 74 640

HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGIES SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 449 953

INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUER AUTO UND VERKEHR GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 487 690

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 205 156

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 125 010

METATRON SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 209 400

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 129 698

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

RHODIA OPERATIONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 155 006

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 500

UMICORE AG & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 188 435

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284909

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 071 274

  • EU contribution

    € 8 899 026

Coordinated by:

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden