Overview of de-fossilization options for heavy-duty engines

EIRES Lunch lecture

Friday June 11, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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EIRES - Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems kindly invites you to join the 15th EIRES Lunch lecture.

Lecture by Bart Somers | TU/e - Mechanical Engineering

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Friday 11 June 2021

12h00 - 13h00 CET

Overview of de-fossilization options for heavy-duty engines

The lecture of Bart Somers will give an overview of the options to de-fossilize 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. Hence these concepts have been a focal point of our research and some results obtained with on our research engines will be shown.

Niels Deen - TU/e | EIRES

Bart Somers - TU/e | Mechanical Engineering

Bart Somers obtained his MSc in Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. After his graduation he joined the Mechanical Engineering department and obtained his PhD on modelling flames using detailed chemical models. He then became an assistant professor and later an associate professor in the field of Internal Combustion Engines. He is also leading the Zero-Emission laboratory, a joint initiative of the TU/e, DAF, TNO, SHELL and the province of North-Brabant.

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EIRES Lunch lectures are open for anyone interested in the latest developments in energy storage and conversion. Different keynote speakers from academia and industry will present their views, solutions and outlooks on the topic. The lectures leave plenty of room for discussion. We value your input. Looking forward meeting you!

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