The main objective of GREEN is to develop an intelligent flexible HD engine system able to achieve a maximum fuel conversion efficiency of 45%, while complying with a zero-impact emission level

Project Summary

The main objective of GREEN is to develop an intelligent flexible HD engine system able to achieve a maximum fuel conversion efficiency of 45%, while complying with a zero-impact emission level. As fallout of the achieved knowledge and realised technologies of such an integrated combustion system, innovative HD diesel and gas engines, to be considered as by-products of the GREEN research, are developed. These by-products will allow Europe to maintain the leadership in the production of internal combustion engines in the years 2012 2016, while allowing the completion of the integrated combustion system in an innovative powertrain.

    The future GREEN engine will consist of:
  • Flexible components
  • A new combustion process
  • Closed loop emissions control
  • High power density
  • Suitability for renewable fuels
  • Integrated exhaust after-treatment system

In this project, the railway sector is represented by UIC, UNIFE and MTU following up the work performed by the big road engine manufacturers as Volvo, Iveco, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, FIAT and Bosch.

The role of UIC, UNIFE and MTU is to explore the possibility of transferring this new technology to railway applications, responding to the demand of minor emissions from diesel locomotives.