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Gas-Only internal combustion engines

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).

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Address

Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 791 000

Participants (18)

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FORD-WERKE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 622 250

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 907 026,74

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 289 301,13

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 015 306,25

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 299 375

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 3 016 545,01

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 199 775

DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 555 176,13

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

FEV EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 265 250

IFP Energies nouvelles

France

EU Contribution

€ 925 011

PIERBURG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 486 675

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 213 234

SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 219 051,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 652816

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 23 370 548,91

  • EU contribution

    € 16 704 977,14

Coordinated by:

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy