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Gas-Only internal combustion engines

Objective

In order to realize sustainable mobility in Europe, both urban and long distance vehicles for road transport will have to be significantly more efficient by 2020+ and a considerable contribution will have to come from the energy efficiency improvement of the powertrain. Moreover, together with the progressive efficiency increase coming from the engine technology evolution, the use of Low-Carbon Alternative Fuels, such as Natural Gas, will play a fundamental role to accelerate the process of decarbonization of the transportation sector that in Europe is targeted for the 2050 time horizon. In this context, being well-known the benefits of the Natural Gas Vehicles adoption in Europe, this proposal aims to exploit the main benefits of gas-powered engines developing CNG-only, mono-fuel-engines able to comply with:
• post Euro 6 noxious emissions
• 2020+ CO2 emissions targets
• new homologation cycle and Real Driving conditions and simultaneously improving engine efficiency and vehicle performance also with regard to its CNG range capability.

These engines, based on new combustion processes, require also dedicated technological solutions for:
• Innovative injection, ignition and boosting system concepts
• Advanced exhaust gas aftertreatment system
• Detecting the gas-quality and its composition

The results obtained from the experimental activities on the demonstration vehicles and engines will be harmonized and analysed throughout a final overall assessment of the different approaches. The demonstrator vehicles will be assessed in terms of performance and emissions with regard to NEDC, WLTP and under real driving conditions.
Moreover, the final assessment of the vehicles will be certified, as “independent testing”, by JRC (Joint Research Centre) which will carry out additional measurements in their own testing facilities both on chassis dyno and by means of PEMS (Portable Emissions Measurement System).

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 791 000

Participants (18)

FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 622 250
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 907 026,74
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 289 301,13
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 015 306,25
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 299 375
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 016 545,01
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 199 775
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 555 176,13
Address
Avenue De Luxembourg
4940 Bascharage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 265 250
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 925 011
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
PIERBURG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 486 675
Address
Alfred-pierburg-strasse 1
41460 Neuss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Pl Marii Sklodowskiej Curie 5
60 965 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 234
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 051,88
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)