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EPSRC Reference: EP/T025522/1
Title: Sustainable Heavy Duty Truck, Marine and Rail Transport
Principal Investigator: Cairns, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Coker, Dr PJ Scott, Professor K Mamlouk, Dr M
Potter, Dr BA McKechnie, Dr J Walker, Professor GS
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
MAHLE Powertrain Ltd Shell VN HPG Ltd
Department: Faculty of Engineering
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 July 2020 Ends: 30 June 2023 Value (£): 1,107,082
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Efficiency
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
26 Mar 2020 EUED Tech 2 - March 2020 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Battery electrified power is predicted to become the dominant mode of propulsion in future passenger cars. For long haul heavy duty transport challenges remain around practical range, payload and total cost. Currently there is no single economically viable decarbonised solution for heavy duty ground vehicles. Ammonia could form part of the ideal future mix, as a hydrogen energy vector or potentially through direct end use. The proposed work seeks to determine the energy and air quality impacts and potential future applications of a novel ammonia-fuelled heavy duty IC engine operating with high efficiency (c.50% brake) and zero emissions through a new fast burning combustion system. The project will evaluate potential reductions in energy demand in the 'green' ammonia production process, making use of the new green ammonia pilot plant at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories. In order to assess relative advantages and challenges, the project will undertake evidence based life cycle analysis across a spectrum of competing decarbonised powertrain technologies for long range heavy duty transport (ground, freight rail and marine).
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