What are the options for de-fossilisation of heavy-duty engines?
In this lunch lecture, the EIRES institute will give an overview of the options to de-fossilise heavy-duty (and marine) Internal Combustion Engines. To put it in perspective, first the two main representatives of Combustion Engines and their respective fuels are introduced. After that the many different sustainable fuels that emerge are presented and discussed in how they can be used in engines. However, there exist pathways that create a win-win situation with respect to local and global emissions. Several of these sustainable fuels are excellent candidates to be applied in so-called advanced combustion concepts: Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) and Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC). Extensive literature is available that report ultra-low emission levels of NOx and Soot in combination with a superior thermal efficiency (up to 59%) creating this win-win situation. These concepts have been a focal point of research and some results obtained will be shown in the upcoming lunch lecture.
The keynote speaker of this lecture in Bart Somers. Bart is associate professor in the field of Internal Combustion Engines and leads the Zero-Emission laboratory, a joint initiative of the TU/e, DAF, TNO, Shell and the province of North-Brabant. Bart Somers is also Board Member of The Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels.
The programme is as follows:
- 12h00-12h05: Welcome by Niels Deen (TU/e, EIRES)
- 12h05-12h35: Overview of de-fossilisation options for heavy-duty engines (Bart Somers, TU/e | Mechanical engineering)
- 12h35-12h55: Questions & Answers, led by Niels Deen
- 12h55-13h00: Wrap up & Announcements, led by Mark Boneschanser
This lunch lecture is organised by Niels Deen and John van der Schaaf, principal scientists at EIRES Focus Area - Engineering for Sustainable Energy.