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FUEL FLEXIBLE, NEAR -ZERO EMISSIONS, ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE MARINE ENGINE

FUEL FLEXIBLE, NEAR -ZERO EMISSIONS, ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE MARINE ENGINE

Objective

The project HERCULES-2 is targeting at a fuel-flexible large marine engine, optimally adaptive to its operating environment.
The objectives of the HERCULES-2 project are associated to 4 areas of engine integrated R&D:
• Improving fuel flexibility for seamless switching between different fuel types, including non-conventional fuels.
• Formulating new materials to support high temperature component applications.
• Developing adaptive control methodologies to retain performance over the powerplant lifetime.
• Achieving near-zero emissions, via combined integrated aftertreatment of exhaust gases.
The HERCULES-2 is the next phase of the R&D programme HERCULES on large engine technologies, which was initiated in 2004 as a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturer groups MAN and WARTSILA. Three consecutive projects namely HERCULES - A, -B, -C spanned the years 2004-2014. These three projects produced exceptional results and received worldwide acclaim.
The targets of HERCULES-2 build upon and surpass the targets of the previous HERCULES projects, going beyond the limits set by the regulatory authorities. By combining cutting-edge technologies, the Project overall aims at significant fuel consumption and emission reduction targets using integrated solutions, which can quickly mature into commercially available products. Focusing on the applications, the project includes several full-scale prototypes and shipboard demonstrators.
The project HERCULES-2 comprises 4 R&D Work Package Groups (WPG):
- WPG I: Fuel flexible engine
- WPG II: New Materials (Applications in engines)
- WPG III: Adaptive Powerplant for Lifetime Performance
- WPG IV: Near-Zero Emissions Engine

The consortium comprises 32 partners of which 30% are Industrial and 70% are Universities / Research Institutes. The Budget share is 63% Industry and 37% Universities.
The HERCULES-2 proposal covers with authority and in full the Work Programme scope B1 of MG.4.1-2014.
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 000 000

Participants (32)

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AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 200 000

ABB Turbo Systems AG

Switzerland

AVENTICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 315 000

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 920 000

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 265 000

HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 129 500

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 230 000

DELORO WEAR SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 98 000

UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 000

O.M.T. - OFFICINE MECCANICHE TORINO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 5 880 499,63

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 830 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

WARTSILA FINLAND OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 990 900

WAERTSILA NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 94 500

WARTSILA IBERICA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL AG

Switzerland

VAASAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 500 000

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

DINEX ECOCAT OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 634135

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 25 108 685,18

  • EU contribution

    € 16 813 399,63

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece