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Fuel Flexible, Near-Zero Emissions, Adaptive Performance Marine Engine

HERCULES-2

Fuel Flexible, Near-Zero Emissions, Adaptive Performance Marine Engine

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The project HERCULES-2 is targeting at a fuel-flexible large marine engine, optimally adaptive to its operating environment.

 

The objectives of the HERCULES-2 project are associated to 4 areas of engine integrated R&D:

  • Improving fuel flexibility for seamless switching between different fuel types, including non-conventional fuels.
  • Formulating new materials to support high temperature component applications.
  • Developing adaptive control methodologies to retain performance over the power plant lifetime.
  • Achieving near-zero emissions, via combined integrated after treatment of exhaust gases.

The HERCULES-2 is the next phase of the R&D programme HERCULES on large engine technologies, which was initiated in 2004 as a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturer groups MAN and WARTSILA. Three consecutive projects namely HERCULES - A, -B, -C spanned the years 2004-2014. These three projects produced exceptional results and received worldwide acclaim.

 

The targets of HERCULES-2 build upon and surpass the targets of the previous HERCULES projects, going beyond the limits set by the regulatory authorities. By combining cutting-edge technologies, the Project overall aims at significant fuel consumption and emission reduction targets using integrated solutions, which can quickly mature into commercially available products. Focusing on the applications, the project includes several full-scale prototypes and shipboard demonstrators.

 

Methodology: 

The project HERCULES-2 comprises 4 R&D Work Package Groups (WPG):

  • WPG I: Fuel flexible engine
  • WPG II: New Materials (Applications in engines)
  • WPG III: Adaptive Powerplant for Lifetime Performance
  • WPG IV: Near-Zero Emissions Engine

The consortium comprises 32 partners of which 30% are Industrial and 70% are Universities / Research Institutes. The Budget share is 63% Industry and 37% Universities.

 

The HERCULES-2 proposal covers with authority and in full the Work Programme scope B1 of MG.4.1-2014.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

National Technical University Of Athens

Address: 
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus)
15780 ZOGRAFOS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€1,000,000
Partner Organisations: 

Linkoepings Universitet

Address: 
Hus Origo Campus Valla
581 83 LINKOEPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€200,000

Abb Turbo Systems Ag

Address: 
Bruggerstrasse 71A
5401 BADEN
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Technische Universitaet Wien

Address: 
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€150,000

Vaasan Yliopisto

Address: 
PL 700
65101 VAASA
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€1,500,000

Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ag

Address: 
Zurcherstrasse 12
8401 Winterthur
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Lund University, Department Of Technology And Society

Address: 
Paradisgatan 5
22100 LUND
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€220,000

The University Of Sheffield

Address: 
Firth Court Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€400,000

Max Planck Institut Fur Eisenforschung Gmbh

Address: 
MAX PLANCK STRASSE 1
40237 DUSSELDORF
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€300,000

Wartsila Finland Oy

Address: 
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€990,900

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Address: 
Schulthess-Allee 1
5201 Brugg
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt

Address: 
TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€300,000

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€265,000

Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Address: 
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€830,000

Hochschule Offenburg

Address: 
BADSTRASSE 24
77652 OFFENBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€70,000

Waertsila Netherlands B.v.

Address: 
Hanzelaan 95
8000GB Zwolle
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€94,500

Deloro Wear Solutions Gmbh

Address: 
ZUR BERGPFLEGE 51-53
56070 KOBLENZ
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€98,000

Aalto Korkeakoulusaatio Sr

Address: 
Otakaari 1
76 Aalto
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€1,200,000

Universitaet Bremen

Address: 
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€180,000

Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie

Address: 
Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€230,000

Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung Und -Pruefung

Address: 
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€140,000

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

Address: 
Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Address: 
Anker Engelunds Vej
DKN/A2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€920,000

Politecnico Di Milano

Address: 
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€50,000

O.m.t. - Officine Meccaniche Torino Spa

Address: 
VIA ASSAROTTI 10
10122 TORINO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€210,000

Paul Scherrer Institut

Address: 
Villigen
5232 Villigen Psi
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Aventics Gmbh

Address: 
Ulmer Strasse 4
30880 Laatzen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€315,000

Dinex Ecocat Oy

Address: 
Vihtavuorentie 162
41331 Vihtavuori
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€140,000

Man B&w Diesel Aktiengesellschaft

Address: 
Stadtbachstraase 1
86153 AUGSBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€5,880,500

Johnson Matthey Plc

Address: 
40-42 Hatton Garden
London
EC1N 8EE
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€129,500

Universita Del Salento

Address: 
PIAZZA TANCREDI 7
73100 LECCE
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€400,000

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover

Address: 
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€390,000

Wartsila Iberica Sa

Address: 
Poligono Industrial Landabaso S/N
48370 Bermeo
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€210,000
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