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Efficient Additivated Gasoline Lean Engine

Objective

The decrease of CO2 & particulates emissions is a main challenge of the automotive sector. European OEMs and automotive manufacturers need new long term technologies, still to be implemented by 2030. Currently, hybrid powertrains are considered as the main trend to achieve clean and efficient vehicles. EAGLE project is to improve energy efficiency of road transport vehicles by developing an ultra-lean Spark Ignition gasoline engine, adapted to future electrified powertrains. This new concept using a conventional engine architecture will demonstrate more than 50% peak brake thermal efficiency while reducing particulate and NOx emissions. It will also reach real driving Euro 6 values with no conformity factor. This innovative approach will consequently support the achievement of long term fleet targets of 50 g/km CO2 by providing affordable hybrid solution.
EAGLE will tackle several challenges focusing on:
• Reducing engine thermal losses through a smart coating approach to lower volumetric specific heat capacity under 1.5 MJ/m3K
• Reaching ultra-lean combustion (lambda > 2) with very low particulate (down to 10 nm) emission by innovative hydrogen boosting
• Developing breakthrough ignition system for ultra-lean combustion
• Investigating a close loop combustion control for extreme lean limit stabilization
• Addressing and investigating NOx emissions reduction technologies based on a tailor made NOx storage catalyst and using H2 as a reducing agent for SCR.
A strong engine modeling approach will allow to predict thermal and combustion performances to support development and assess engine performances prior to single and multi-cylinder test bench application. An interdisciplinary consortium made of nine partners from four different countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain) will share its cutting-edge know-how in new combustion process, sensing, control, engine manufacturing, ignition system, simulation & modeling, advanced coating, as well as after-treatment systems.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2016-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IFP Energies nouvelles
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 400 626,25

Participants (10)

FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 591 937,50
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 390 612,50
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 142 565
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 393 000
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 626 717,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN
France
EU contribution
€ 665 833,75
Address
12 Place De L'iris Tour Saint-gobain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 392,54
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 40 038,33
Address
Avenue Paul Ourliac 1
31036 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 34 253,34
Address
44 Avenue Du General De Croutte
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 416 086,03
Address
Vahrenwalder Str. 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)