IFPEN can rely on traverse-functional skills in terms of engine technologies and fuel development. On the base of this knowledge, its main objective is to optimize fuels and engines matching (conventional and alternative fuels).
IFPEN combines the expertise of its engine technology specialists with know-how in the field of refining process development, an area in which it is a world leader. This integrated offer gives IFP Energies nouvelles a unique competitive edge when it comes to pairing engines with fuels:
Influence of the formulation of gas oils on the CO emissions of a diesel common rail engine (New European Driving Cycle)
Effects obtained on pollutant emissions by the addition of innovative oxygenated compounds (20% in vol.) to diesel fuel
IFPEN organizes consortiums that are open to any partners interested in the future challenges represented by these new concepts.
Through international Consortiums bringing together car manufacturers, OEMs, oil and refining companies, IFPEN leads research programs on innovative fuel formulations compatible with new combustion modes.
IFPEN runs the international consortium E4D whose purpose is to study the feasibility and the potential of using ethanol for the formulation of diesel fuels. The work focuses on the impact of using this type of fuels on the combustion process and on the optimization of engine behaviour in terms of performance and of regulated and unregulated emissions. This consortium is made up of a panel of industrial companies representing all the players involved in this domain (O2Diesel, Petrobras, Renault, Total and Volvo Powertrain) and it remains open to any new partners eager to join in. E4D's 1st year ends with results centred on the understanding of spray and combustion processes. The consortium will allow to construct a solid experimental database that may represent the first step towards the direct introduction of ethanol into the diesel oil pool.
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New International Consortium - Launching in the end of 2010:
CODE-I - Cold Operation Diesel Emissions - Improvement
"Improving cold operation and emissions for Diesel engines complying with future standards"
This new program aims at improving cold operation and emissions for Diesel engines. Today, a clearer visibility on the emissions for Diesel engines complying with future standards emphasizes the need to investigate further the whole cold operation issue.
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Thanks to IFPEN's dual expertise in engines and fuels, research has been carried out on new combustion modes within the framework of consortiums. Two of these programs have now been brought to completion, with a first project notably on the following issue: "Effect of fuel and additives on Diesel HCCI engines". This work has allowed promising results to be reached, so as to envisage an application close to industrialization. A second program, "Effect of fuel and additives on CAI gasoline engines", has allowed to underline the physico-chemical properties of the fuels best suited for CAI combustion and to select the best fuels possible under various conditions of use by means of a characterization methodology.
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