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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2016-INEA
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Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 884 207,50

Participants (11)

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

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Sweden
EU contribution
€ 241 888,06
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 984 750
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 720 206,25
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 1 398 941,25
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 788,75
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 992 485
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROLE MOTEUR SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 268 500
Address
Avenue Des Beguines 14
95800 Cergy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALEO EQUIPEMENTS ELECTRIQUES MOTEUR SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 328 500
Address
2 Rue Andre Boulle
94000 Creteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)