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28 April 2014

Mistra E4, closing seminar June 18th

The E4 Mistra [Energy Efficient Reduction of Exhaust Emissions from Vehicles] programme, implemented since 2006, is now approaching its completion by end of June 2014

With the aim to develop knowledge in new energy efficient aftertreatment system for internal combustion engines, the project partners have been working in close collaboration for the realization of a unique system approach that provides the possibility for low NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions while decreasing the overall CO2 emissions of the vehicle by using efficient heat recuperation and renewable fuels.The project has been receiving financial support from Mistra (The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research), the Swedish Road Adminstration and the Swedish Energy Agency during these years.

Date and time: June 18th 2014, 9:30 -17:00

Place: The Poseidon hall at Chalmers Teknikpark (CTP), Sven Hultins gata 9C, Göteborg

Registration: By email to no later than June 2nd 2014. Please note that the number of places is limited.

Project Description

A unique system approach is applied in this programme to reach the goals of energy efficiency and low emissions. The high energy efficiency is achieved by heat recuperation, on-board hydrogen production for use in both an auxiliary power unit and for NOx reduction and by finding new solutions for making the after-treatment system active at low exhaust temperatures. To reach low particulate emissions a mechanical filter using a sintered metal filter is developed. Low NOx emissions are achieved by an efficient NOx reduction catalyst.

The system is based on four technological advances: Thermoelectric materials for heat recuperation, catalytic reduction of NOx over innovative catalyst substrates using hydrocarbons from the fuel and H2 from a high efficiency fuel reformer, and particulate filtration over a porous metal filter. The figure illustrates how the individual components can be connected in an integrated system.

Project Partners

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

Alfa Laval AB

Höganäs AB

Termogen AB

Volvo Technology Corporation


9h30: Registration [Coffee and sandwiches will be served during the registration time slot]

10h00: Opening speeches [Current and earlier programme managers, Steering Committee Chair, and Programme responsible at Mistra]

10h50: Plenary session with Keynote presentations (part 1)

  1. Volvo Hybrid Vehicles – A bit of historic,  Status and Future Perspectives

Anders Kroon [Vice President, Energy Efficiency and Environment, Advanced Technology & Research, Volvo Group Trucks Technology]

  1. Emission Control Research at Politecnico de Milano

Luca Lietti [ Energy Department, Politecnico de Milano]

  1. City Mobility

Jessica Sandström [Senior Vice President, Volvo Buses]

12h30: Lunch

13h30: Plenary session with Keynote presentation (Part 2)

  1. Fuels for the Future - Challenges and Opportunities

Ander Röj [Fuels Coordinator, Advanced Technology & Research, Volvo Group Trucks Technology]

14h15:  Project presentations (Part 1)

  1. Hydrogen assisted Lean NOx reduction with Hydrocarbons

Speaker: To be announced later

15h00: Coffee break

15h30: Project presentations (Part 2)

  1. Diesel Particle Filtration

Per-Olof Larsson [Höganäs AB]

  1. Heat Recovery by Thermoelectric Power Generation

Speaker: To be announced later

  1. System Integration

Jazaer Dawody [Energy Efficiency & Environment, Advanced Technology & Research, Volvo Group Trucks Technology]

17h00: End of the seminar

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