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IFP Presents Vehicle Emissions Research at SAE ComVec Show this October (Z108)



Chicago, August 31, 2009 (word count: 323)
As an international research and training center, IFP is developing the transport energies of the 21st century. It provides public players and industry with innovative solutions for a smooth transition to the energies and materials of tomorrow -- more efficient, more economical, cleaner and sustainable. IFP will be exhibiting at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition in Rosemont, Ill., on Oct. 6 and 7, 2009, as part of the Truck Tech France Pavilion, booth 607.

IFP Powertrain Engineering develops technologies to cut the emissions and energy consumption of automobiles, commercial vehicles and trucks. It evaluates and validates new and alternative fuels including biofuels.

The research programs center around:
- highly efficient engine technologies (conventional and hybrid powertrains)
- pollutant after-treatment technologies
- electronic control strategy, onboard software and calibration
- advanced fuels and lubricants, matching of engines and fuels
- alternative fuels with low CO2 emissions: biofuels, GNV, etc.
- vehicle demonstrators

IFP Powertrain Engineering is highly involved in advanced diesel technologies, both for heavy duty and personal vehicles, focusing on the following:

1. Pollutant emissions reduction at the combustion chamber outlet: Based on its long diesel HCCI experience (IFP is the designer of the NADITM concept), IFP has developed several low NOx combustion concepts able to reduce about 90% of NOx emissions. Some of these concepts have been successfully applied to HD engines in the framework of development projects leaded by truck manufacturers. IFP makes extensive use of system simulation and 3-D modeling (RANS, LES), which considerably reduces development time and technology transfer to customer applications.
2. Diesel fuel consumption reduction: collaborative research on strong downsized concepts and high injection pressures (2,500 bars) with major OEMs
3. Improvement of low compression ratio diesel engine cold start (-30°C): development of specific understanding tools & dedicated engine management solutions
4. Diesel exhaust emissions after-treatment: validation of a low-cost DPF for a Tier 2 supplier, development of SCR and 4-ways catalysts strategies

High resolution images are available on request.

For more information, please contact:

Richard Tilagone
"Moteurs de l'IFP-Lyon" Department Head
Echangeur A7 de "Solaize" BP3
69360 Solaize FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 78 02 20 75
Cell: +33 6 07 58 42 68


205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3740
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: (312) 327-5261

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