Methane Powered Heavy Duty Engine With Low Fuel Consumption and EuroVI Emission Compliance
Research Project , 2013 – 2017

Driven by increasing energy prices, decreasing availability of liquid petroleum-based fuels, political uncertainty and an increasing concern for global warming, there is a strong and increasing demand for competitive powertrains which combine reduced energy consumption, reduced contribution to global warming with very low emissions of toxic pollutants. Chiefly as a result of these factors, there is an interest for internal combustion engines powered by biogas.. The scope of the present project proposal is to explore how the next generation of emission control catalyst technology shall be optimized for the exhaust conditions which result from different combustion control strategies of a state-of-the art methane engine. In addition, kinetic models will be developed that can describe the activity and selectivity of the different components. In precise terms, our goal is to demonstrate EuroVI emission levels at minimum fuel consumption, starting from a EuroV compliant engine.


Louise Olsson (contact)

Full Professor at Chemical Reaction Engineering


AVL MTC Motortestcenter

Haninge, Sweden

Johnson Matthey AB

Västra Frölunda, Sweden

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 37179-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2015

Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 37179-2
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2017

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