The GREEN project is a prestigious pan-European Framework 6-funded programme that aims to research the development of clean and efficient Heavy Duty Diesel engines. The 26 collaborating partners include leading engineering companies and research institutes across Europe.
The main objective of GREEN is to perform research leading to sub-systems for a heavy-duty engine. The objectives should be achieved with strict boundary conditions for: i) a competitive cost base, ii) highest fuel conversion efficiency of the Diesel cycle, to achieve near-zero real world pollutant emissions and significant reduction of CO2.
The project put emphasis on diesel engines for trucks and rail applications and on natural gas engines for city transport applications. The combination of innovation and durability is strongly supported. The research targets have been chosen to look beyond all legislation known today. Targeting possible sharpening after year 2010 with focus on near zero real world emission (for Diesel NOx 0.5 g/kWh, PM 0.002g/kWh, ETC Cycle BSFC=204 g/kWh and for natural gas corresponding targets are set).
Brighton was chosen to carry out the single cylinder engine testing using a novel EUI system, with flexible, multiple fuel injection capabilities, that enabled the investigation of a wide range of combustion modes. The results have highlighted important operating strategies, especially through fuel injection control, that can be utilised to achieve realistic emissions and efficiency gains.
FP6 project details: GREEN
Single Cylinder Ricardo Proteus Heavy Duty Diesel Engine
Dr Steven Begg
Dr Nicolas Miché
Delphi Diesel Systems
22 other partners
Total project value: €21.75 million for 39 months
SHRL funding from FP6: £95,800 for 9 months