Press Releases & Media Advisories

Are you looking for R&D news from the combustion engine industry? Official media advisories and press releases from FVV, our member companies and network partners concerning current developments and solutions – latest news can be found here.

More Power. Less Cost: FVV starts research on advanced fuel cells for 2025

Frankfurt/Main, 1 June 2017 - FVV ­ The Research Association for Combustion Engines is committed to the further development of the fuel cell. The aim is to make emission-free long-range and freight mobility affordable. A new planning group led by Dr Merten Jung (BMW) has started work and is now launching the first research projects.

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Prime Movers: The People Behind the Technology

Frankfurt/Main, 4 October 2016 – The new book “PRIMEMOVERS – Current areas of research into engines and turbines” allows an insight into the work of engineers, who conduct research on clean engines and turbomachinery, in a way that makes science accessible also to the non-expert. The Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraft-maschinen (FVV, Research Association for Combustion Engines), publishes this book, written by the renowned technology journalists Laurin Paschek and Johannes Winterhagen, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.

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60 Years of Research on Clean Engines and Turbomachinery

Frankfurt/Main, 4 October 2016 – The Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen (FVV) is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Since the association was founded in Germany in 1956, industry and science have been working on clean engines and turbines. The progress achieved in decreasing the use of fossile fuels and reducing exhaust emissions has been huge. To mark this anniversary, the FVV opens its research agenda for new topical issues.

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Digital Simulations for Real World Engines and Turbines: FVV awards Hans Dinger Prize for Young Researchers

Frankfurt/Main, 4 October 2016 – New digital simulation methods allow engineers to develop clean and sustainable engines and turbines. This is the conclusion of the 2016 contest of the Hans Dinger Prize (HDP). The Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen (FVV, Research Association for Combustion Engines) awarded its young researchers prize for the sixth time this year. It recognises the excellence of the scientific work of young scientists contributing to the success of the association’s industrial collective research (IGF) projects. This year’s awardees are graduates from the universities of Aachen, Hannover and Stuttgart.

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Two new Deputy Managing Directors for the FVV

Frankfurt/Main, 19 July 2016 – The Executive Board of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) eV has appointed two new Deputy Managing Directors who will support the longtime CEO Dietmar Goericke in the future development of this globally unique network for engines and turbomachinery research.

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High Pressure in Aachen:
New FVV Advanced Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig Placed into Operation at RWTH Aachen University

Frankfurt/Main, 11 April 2016 – The start of operation of the FVV Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig on 5th April 2016 at the RWTH Aachen University marks a technological milestone in German centrifugal compressor research. This ultra-modern installation enables industry and science to successfully continue their 45 years lasting co-operation under the umbrella of the Research Association on Combustion Engines (FVV).

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Change in the scientific direction of the FVV:
General Assembly elects new Chairmen of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Planning Groups

Frankfurt/Main, 22 October 2015 – The General Assembly of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (re-)elected at their Annual Meeting in Würzburg new Chairmen of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Planning Groups.

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Research on clean diesel engine technology:
Reduce nitrogen oxide emissions and consumption

Frankfurt/Main, 6 October 2015. The developers of modern advanced diesel engine technologies face a significant tradeoff when it comes to reducing both greenhouse gas and air emissions: Many measures which reduce nitrogen oxide emissions lead to a significant increase in fuel consumption. At the Autumn Meeting of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) in Würzburg scientists presented new approaches to reconcile both objectives.

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Near zero particulate emission diesel cars that could run on converted CO2

Frankfurt/Main - Aachen, 11 September 2015. A new FVV project - XME-Diesel - focuses on the development of diesel engines which are operated with fuels from renewable sources: Dimethyleder (DME), an aerosol which is commonly classified as non-toxic, and Oxymethylenether (OME1), a liquid which is generally used as a solvent in the chemical industry. This might allow CO2 reduction potentials which seemed previously reserved for electric vehicles. The investment volume of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) co-financed research project is 3.5 million euros.

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Small is beautiful: Downsizing limits haven't been reached yet

Frankfurt/Main, 1 April 2015. Future combustion engines can still be downsized and thus emit less CO2. This is what several FVV projects, which were presented at the Spring Meeting 2015, demonstrate. It is possible to build efficient engines with cubic capacity per cylinder of a mere 200cc.

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