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. 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 420 million euros in 1,200 research projects since it was founded in 1956.

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Frankfurt/M, 31 January - 1 February 2018

The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2018

The urgent challenges of protecting the climate and reducing air pollution are causing a paradigm shift in the automotive industry. Powertrains must be considered more than ever before as an integrated system consisting of an engine, a transmission and electrification. Over the next decade of automotive engineering, the combination of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor will gain unprecedented importance. In order to develop hybrid powertrains in diffe­rent markets and for different vehicle segments, it is vital to master the overall system beyond the component level.

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Prime Movers - The Innovation Network

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., 22.11.2017

Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer elected new President of the FVV

Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer (Schaeffler AG) was elected as the new President of the Research Association at the autumn meeting of the FVV Board held in Frankfurt/M. on 17 November 2017. At the same time, Kai Knickmann (MANN+HUMMEL GmbH) was elected as Deputy President.

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Frankfurt/M., 01.06.2017

More power. Less cost. FVV starts research on advanced fuel cells for 2025

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 (ENGINES | PG7) has started work and is now launching the first research projects.

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