Methane Powered Heavy Duty Engine With Low Fuel Consumption and EuroVI Emission Compliance

Driven by increasing energy prices, decreasing availability of liquid petroleum-based fuels, political uncertainty and an increasing concern for global warming, there is a strong and increasing demand for competitive powertrains which combine reduced energy consumption, reduced contribution to global warming with very low emissions of toxic pollutants. Chiefly as a result of these factors, there is an interest for internal combustion engines powered by biogas.. The scope of the present project proposal is to explore how the next generation of emission control catalyst technology shall be optimized for the exhaust conditions which result from different combustion control strategies of a state-of-the art methane engine. In addition, kinetic models will be developed that can describe the activity and selectivity of the different components. In precise terms, our goal is to demonstrate EuroVI emission levels at minimum fuel consumption, starting from a EuroV compliant engine.

Partner organizations

  • Johnson Matthey AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Scania CV AB (Private, Sweden)
  • AVL MTC Motortestcenter (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/04/2013
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2017

Published: Fri 11 Nov 2016. Modified: Thu 31 May 2018