WHAT GIVES US IMPETUS - Turbomachinery involves some of the most effective energy converters ever designed by engineers. With a high level of efficiency they are an essential part of the transformation of the energy system and modern air travel wouldn't be possible without them.
IN MOTION – Engineers and scientists have been conducting research into efficient and clean combustion engines since 1956. The responsibility of system suppliers for modern development has grown steadily ever since. The more sophisticated and efficient the engines are, the more important the interaction between the components and the lubricants becomes.
WHAT DRIVES US – The combustion engine has become increasingly more efficient since it was invented. It has thus become the engine that drives the global economy. The focus of engine research, however, is shifting from inventing individual solutions to examining the entire engine – the electrification of the drive system included.
HOW WE DEVELOP – It has been a long time since developers have only used the test bed or actual applications to try out new powertrains. The life of a new combustion engine begins on the computer screen nowadays. All components are calculated and simulated by highly sophisticated programmes long before the first prototype has to prove itself.

The Moving Power of Engine and Turbomachinery Research

The FVV (Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen | Research Association for Combustion Engines ) is a worldwide innovation network of companies, research & technology performers (RTD) and funding bodies. In the context of pre-competitive Industrial Collective Research (IGF), manufacturers of automotive engines, industrial engines and turbomachinery as well as their suppliers and service providers work together with universities and other research establishments on cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to make engines and turbines cleaner, more efficient and sustainable – for the benefit of society, industry and the environment. The FVV has invested more than 500 million euros in 1,200 research projects since it was founded in 1956.

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27 September 2018

FVV presents new study on defossilizing the transportation sector

The goal is ambitious: Road transport is to be climate-neutral by 2050. However, this objective can only be achieved if energy generated from renewable sources is used in the transport sector. A working group at the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) has therefore analyzed various mobility scenarios for Germany from both a technical and an economic viewpoint within the scope of this study. The scenarios present completely CO₂-free mobility in 2050, the required energy for which is covered in full by renewable and realistically exploitable sources. The use of electricity, hydrogen and synthetic e-fuels is analyzed in detail in this FVV study, for which experts from automotive manufacturers and suppliers, energy and mineral oil companies, the chemical industry and various associations pooled their knowledge. The results of the study will be presented at the FVV Autumn Conference in Würzburg.

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Sharing new ideas to generate innovations

Europe is the world's largest factory of knowledge, ideas and innovation: Around one-third of the global production of know-how and innovative products comes from EU engineers and researchers. Cross-border cooperation unites the best minds and ideas. It makes the difference: globalisation - climate-neutral economy - energy transition in transport - mobility of tomorrow. These are just a few examples of the tasks of the future that need to be adressed - together with our members and partners in Europe and the world.

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Frankfurt/M., 02.03.2018

The Powertrain Transition | Electric Vehicles (EV) | New VDMA-FVA-FVV study report published

VDMA, FVA and FVV publish new study on the electrification of the automotive powertrain and its impact on the mechanical engineering and supply industries - For the first time passenger cars, commercial vehicles and mobile machinery are focused with regard to future added value - Added value growth of automotive powertrains for passenger cars at 1.7 percent annually - New "Zero Emission Vehicle Index": By 2024 boundary conditions for the European passenger car market are expected in which an electric vehicle will be competitive.

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Berlin, 07.06.2018

A Day to Feel the Future | BMWi/AiF Innovation Show 2018

The 25th Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) was held in Berlin on 7 June 2018. 300 companies and research facilities presented 200 new products, processes and services to more than 1,800 visitors. The FVV promoted this year the innovative research project "3D-DynRoCo" coordinated by its Turbomachinery Research Group and was extremely honoured to welcome Dr Ole Janssen, Head of the Innovation and Technology Policy Division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) at our booth.

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