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Energy COnversion in ENGINES (ECO-ENGINES)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506520

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    31 January 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 093 100

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 000

Coordinated by:

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

France

Objective

The objective of the ECO-Engines proposal for a NoE is to set-up a Virtual Research Centre (VRC) on advanced engine combustion modes for road transport, with special emphasis on the use of alternative and renewable fuels, and to establish it as a world reference in the domain. The VRC will structure the excellence of European research on all aspects of new generations of high efficiency, low CO2 and noise, near zero emission engine combustion processes like CAI, HCCI or CCS, and other emerging high potential techniques. This will contribute to the EC objective of developing and promoting future generations of more environmental friendly powertrains and vehicle concepts for road transport, using cleaner and renewable energy sources. Addressed topics are experimental techniques (including optical diagnostics and ultra low emission measurement), combustion simulation, fuel/engine couples testing and evaluation and engine related aspects and combustion control. The VRC will result from integrating major actors' activities in the field in Europe, with the aim of durability beyond the end of EC funding. Work will lay the basis for the VRC to centrally and jointly manage knowledge, resources and research actions: set-up of a central database, internal communication via an internal web site, development of standard methodologies and procedures, exchanges of personnel, and the definition of new common high potential research actions. Emphasis will be put on the dissemination of knowledge and exploitation of results. The major action in this sense will be the set-up of a common integrated education and training programme towards students, researchers and engineers all over Europe. Other actions to spread excellence include: creation of an ECO-Engines public web site, communication of results in congresses and publications, intense collaboration and exchanges with other FP6 IPs, and specific actions towards SMEs. '

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Coordinator

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

Address

1et 4 Avenue De Bois-PrÉAu
Rueil Malmaison

France

Participants (25)

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK

Netherlands

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION AB

Sweden

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION

France

GAZ DE FRANCE

France

TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING

France

FEV MOTORENTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

REACTION ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS LTD

United Kingdom

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB

Sweden

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE

France

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

PERKINS ENGINES CO LTD

United Kingdom

META MOTOREN UND ENERGIE TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

RENAULT SOCIÉTÉ PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIÉE, REPRESENTED BY GIE REGIENOV

France

VALEO SYSTÈMES DE CONTRÔLE MOTEUR

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506520

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    31 January 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 093 100

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 000

Coordinated by:

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

France