Seminar im Bereich Gasmotoren-Entwicklung - ETH Zürich

  • 1/26/15 2:00 PM
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Technology Trends for Gas Engines: R&D at Istituto Motori, CNR - Naples - Italy

Gerne machen wir Sie auf ein Seminar im Bereich Gasmotoren-Entwicklung aufmerksam an der ETH Zürich, Laboratorium für Aerothermochemie und Verbrennungssysteme am Montag, 26. Januar 2015 von 14:00 bis 15:15 im ML E13.

Das Seminar findet statt im Rahmen einer Seminar Series des Gas Engine Collaborative Task im Implementing Agreement on Emission Reduction in Combustion der International Energy Agency, gefördert vom Bundesamt fuer Energie.

Technology Trends for Gas Engines: R&D at Istituto Motori
Gerardo Valentino, Michele Gambino, Sabato Iannaccone
Istituto Motori, CNR - Naples - Italy

Natural gas vehicles were introduced on the market more than 15 years ago but today’s market share of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles is relatively small but fast increasing. Today’s gas engines have the drawback of being developed as multi-fuel engines from the conventional gasoline spark ignited engines. Optimized gas technology suffers under the inadequate infrastructure of filling stations resulting in a clear reduced operation field of CNG mono-fuel vehicles also restricted by the challenging storage requirements for gaseous fuels.

The potential to put on the market dedicated (mono-fuel) CNG vehicles requires the development of technologies able to solve problems concerning gas storage, combustion system and after-treatment and the property of natural gas.

From the point of the security of energy supply, natural gas (NG) represents a real alternative to crude oil being available in large quantities that are appropriate to allow significant use of NG to power transportation vehicles.

Istituto Motori started research activities on natural gas engines since 1980 with a first conversion to NG of a light duty gasoline engine achieving significant reduction on THC and CO. The current mission is the need to develop new technologies to further contain the pollutant emissions and increase the power density and efficiency of both solutions currently investigated: mono-fuel and dual fuel.

Further, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) by solving the problem of limited autonomy of vehicles fueled with NG (CNG) opens the prospect of the use of the GN also to heavy vehicles for long-distance transport in the certainty of the environmental improvement and the reduction of CO2.

The main results and a possible road-map for the use of NG and an analysis of technical feasibility considering related barriers and opportunities will be presented.

Besten Dank im Voraus für Ihr Interesse. Da bei zahlreichem Erscheinen die Räumlichkeiten allenfalls angepasst werden müssten, wären wir für eine kurze Mitteilung der Teilnahme dankbar bis Ende 2014 (Tel. 044 632 46 16).

Im Voraus besten Dank.

Dr. Yuri M. Wright

Associate Senior Scientist, Head of engine CRFD group
Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Laboratory

Operating Agent for the Gas Engine Collaborative Task in the
Implementing Agreement on Emission Reduction in Combustion
of the International Energy Agency.