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Ford announces new advanced engine technology project

A new project has been launched at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre in the UK to help bring new generation low-CO2 engine technologies to market.
The Advanced Combustion Turbocharge Inline Variable Valvetrain Engine (ACTIVE) project is one of a number of initiatives supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), which has been set up by the Automotive Council, as the focus of a joint industry and government strategy designed to help the UK accelerate its leadership in advanced propulsion development and production.
The ACTIVE project is a multi-million dollar investment by government and industry and is part of US$1.6bn that the APC will channel into the UK automotive industry over the next decade.
ACTIVE is centered on Ford’s 1-liter EcoBoost engine, the International Engine of the Year in 2012 and 2013, and will accelerate the introduction of future-generation low carbon technologies, including advanced turbocharging, advanced combustion system development and variable valvetrain technology, targeting substantial CO2 savings.

Project work will be carried out at various partner locations throughout the UK with key activities coordinated from Ford Dunton. Eleven partners included in the consortium are Ford, Continental, Schaeffler, UEES (Unipart Eberspacher Exhaust Systems), University of Bath, Loughborough University, University of Bradford, University of Nottingham, BP, Cambustion and AP Raicam.
Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “As well as benefitting UK industry, this project will see direct benefits for consumers through even further improved engine efficiency - reduced CO2emissions and improved performance.”

30 April 2014


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