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CO2 reduction through automotive biocomponent enabling and sustainable step changes in fuels and lubricants performance

Objective

EU environmental policies on local air quality, climate change and sustainability are continually bringing changes to fuel and lubricant products via Fuel Directives. This proposed industry-academia interchange addresses key step changes necessary to reali se EU targets by enabling the use of bio-components and by improving combustion and lubrication efficiency. The optimization of fuel composition (including effective biofuel introduction) is critical for automotive engine and catalyst technologies for the period 2010-2020. Understanding lubricant oxidation behaviour is key to improving engine and machine efficiency. The modeling of oxidation kinetics, the thread that underpins this proposal, is the common scientific fundamental for fuel and lubricant scien ce. Long-term collaborative relationships will be established between Shell Global Solutions, the coordinating host organisation (at their two research sites in Chester and Hamburg) and eight partner universities (Dublin, Eindhoven, Heidelberg, Istanbul, L ulea, Napoli, Stockholm and Thessaloniki). This will link their collective combustion and lubrication scientific knowledge directly with Shell GS' longstanding R and D capability in fuel and lubricant formulation. In the first two years, experienced univer sity researchers will participate in multi-disciplinary R and D projectscarried out at Shell GS. An annual one-week workshop will bring together all the participants (researchers, industrial and university supervisors, and an advisory board), enabling new technical synergies to be established. Industry approaches to the commercialization of knowledge will be conveyed to each university via an annual two-week visit by a senior Shell researcher. To demonstrate commitment to a durable collaboration, Shell GS w ill pay for services equivalent to the cost of the researchers' reintegration year. This will assist the universities in the provision of future research services in this field

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Coordinator

SHELL RESEARCH LTD

Address

Shell Centre
London

United Kingdom

Participants (9)

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

Ireland

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 509777

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    30 April 2009

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 390 669

  • EU contribution

    € 19 331 900

Coordinated by:

SHELL RESEARCH LTD

United Kingdom