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High efficient Particulate free Gasoline Engines

High efficient Particulate free Gasoline Engines

Objective

The UPGRADE project aims to support the transition to a high efficient, cleaner and affordable powertrain technology systems, based on Spark Ignited GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) approach, suitable for future Light Duty applications. The project also includes a deep analysis of the phenomenon of the formation of the nanoparticles in relationship to the engine design and its operating conditions and, with regard to the after-treatment solutions, the study and development of new Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) technologies.
To increase the engine efficiency under Real Driving conditions, the following steps will be carried out:
- address stoichiometric combustion approach on the “small” size engine and lean-burn combustion approach on the “medium” size one
- study and develop the best combinations of technologies, including advanced VVA/VVT capabilities, advanced boosting system (including electrically assisted booster operations), EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and thermal management systems
- Explore and implement advanced fuel injection (direct) and ignition system supported by new dedicated control strategies that will be integrated in the ECU (Engine Control Unit) software.
In order to demonstrate the call overall targets (15% improvement on CO2 emissions based on the WLTP cycle and compliancy with post Euro 6 RDE standards) the project will see the realization of two full demonstrator vehicles: one B-segment vehicle, equipped with the small downsized stoichiometric engine, and one D/E vehicle equipped with the medium size lean-burn engine. The vehicle will be fully calibrated and assessed by independent testing, according to on road test procedures, using the available best representative PEMS (Portable Emission Measurement System) technology and considering also PN measurement below 23 nm diameter.

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Address

Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 884 207,50

Participants (11)

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VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 602 531

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 984 750

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 803 018,75

IFP Energies nouvelles

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 398 941,25

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,75

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 992 485

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 500

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 365 000

VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROLE MOTEUR SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 268 500

VALEO EQUIPEMENTS ELECTRIQUES MOTEUR SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 328 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 724036

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 563 222,50

  • EU contribution

    € 9 563 222,25

Coordinated by:

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy