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EPSRC Reference: EP/X04114X/1
Title: Test Engines to Accelerate Net Zero Shipping and Power Generation (TITANZ)
Principal Investigator: Cairns, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Rybdylova, Dr O Morgan, Professor R Atkins, Dr P
McKechnie, Dr J Miché, Dr NDD Begg, Dr S
La Rocca, Dr A Grant, Professor DM
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BMT Group Ltd (UK) BP Clean Air Power GT Ltd
Dolphin N2 Hybrid Marine Power Limited Infineum UK Ltd
PurEmissions Rolls-Royce Plc (UK) Sapsford Consulting Engineers Ltd
University of Stuttgart Westport Power Inc.
Department: Faculty of Engineering
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2023 Ends: 30 September 2025 Value (£): 3,485,954
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Sustainable Energy Vectors
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
26 Mar 2023 EPSRC RI Strategic Equipment Interview Panel March 2023 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The internal combustion engine will remain dominant across high power marine, distributed power generation and off-road vehicles for several decades to come, requiring intensified fundamental research around greener fuels and clean, high efficiency operating modes. The UK has an internationally leading reputation for excellence in fundamental engine research for lighter duty cars, vans and trucks, with clear opportunities now apparent to transfer fundamental knowledge and skills to large engines. At present, the UK academic community is totally lacking large single cylinder engine facilities, with researchers restricted to automotive scale experiments and simulations extrapolated up to larger scale (with significant errors in fundamental predictions). This is a major omission in accelerating Net Zero fuels, disruptive large engine technologies and policies from within the UK. The vision is therefore to establish a world-leading, megawatt scale decarbonised engine experimental facility, with two unique research engines strategically co-located as a new collaborative centre of excellence and nationally accessible asset leveraging existing infrastructure and expertise.
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