Stefano Golini, David D’amato, Sergio Giordana, Paolo, Grosso, Diego Iudice (FPT Industrial)
Anton Arnberger, Gernot Hasenbichler (AVL List GmbH) Davide PAREDI (Politecnico di Milano) Peter Grabner (TUG)
The need to drastically reduce GHG emission in the
next decade will deeply change the technological
solutions employed for long haul transportation.
Several alternatives are possible and, among them,
natural gas engines have proved a reliable and
efficient way to curb GHG emission.
FPT Industrial is currently the European leader in the
production of NG engines and joined the research
project HDGAS (co-funded by the EU), aimed at the
development of NG powertrains for the 2020s, to offer
NG engines with increased fuel efficiency.
This paper describes the challenges encountered
during the development of the HDGAS engine and
presents results of the simulations and testing
performed during the project.