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Efficient Additivated Gasoline Lean Engine

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.

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 (8)

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FEV EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 591 937,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 390 612,75

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 142 565

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 393 000

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 626 717,50

SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN

France

EU Contribution

€ 665 833,74

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 503 641,25

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 278 128,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 724084

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 993 062,74

  • EU contribution

    € 5 993 062,74

Coordinated by:

IFP Energies nouvelles

France