Ricardo will share insights into its next-generation of ultra-clean and high-efficiency engines at the Future Powertrain Conference 2019 in Birmingham, UK. The company plans to showcase some of its research into gasoline engine technology.
The presentation will outline some of the results of the company’s work on the PaREGEn (Particle Reduced, Efficient Gasoline Engines) project. PaREGEn is a 17-partner research activity, which is identifying the optimal trade-off between cleanliness and efficiency.
In particular, the project seeks to develop the capability for designing future gasoline engine technologies for mid- to premium-sized passenger cars that demonstrate a 15% reduction in CO₂ emissions under Euro 6d RDE legislation, and control of particle number emissions measured down to 10nm.
Ricardo and its partners in the PaREGEn project are developing a two-liter turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine, with a lean-homogeneous combustion system matched to lean and stoichiometric-capable exhaust aftertreatment.
Initial results suggest that the consortium is on track to achieve the prescribed 15% reduction in CO₂ emissions, meet Euro 6d RDE emission thresholds and deliver particle reduction down to 10nm.