Research Project, 2022 – 2024

Purpose and goal
The purpose of the CoMeBust-Me project is to create applicable products through a combination of academic research and industrial development that enable cost-effective conversion of onshore and marine internal combustion engines from fossil oil-based fuels to methanol. The concrete goal of the project is to develop, install and verify products that can cost-effectively replace fossil fuels with methanol in conventional diesel engines.

Expected results and effects
The goal of the "Dual Fuel" concept is that at least 50% of the diesel fuel can be replaced with methanol, the hope is that 70% replacement rate will be achieved. The goal of the pre-chamber concept is for the engine to be able to run on 100% methanol and meet today´s emission requirements without exhaust gas after treatment


Lucien Koopmans (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Energy Conversion and Propulsion Systems



Göteborg, Sweden

The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

Norrköping, Sweden



Project ID: 2022-00637
Funding Chalmers participation during 2022–2024

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