About FVV

Dialogue for Progress

The FVV thrives on the support and commitment of its member companies and their willingness to cooperatively promote industrial collective research by providing human, financial and material resources. Individual commitment is essential for establishing at a pre-competitive level common scientific research themes, which are so important for sustainable innovation and which need to be intensively supported later in the user committees of our research projects.

Sustainable progress and social acceptance of advanced prime mover mobility and power generation technologies can only be ensured if the objectives of resource conservation, greenhouse gas neutrality and zero pollutant emissions can be achieved altogether. This claim has fuelled our common work in the past and will also guide us in the future. Our industry roadmap for progress includes an intensive dialogue on research strategies to obtain the necessary scientific foundations on the basis of which the mandatory innovations may arise.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, President of the FVV

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer
T +49 (0) 9132 8254 00

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Deputy President

Dipl.-Ing. (TU) Kai Knickmann
T +49 (0) 7141 9824 84

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Chairman Advisory Committee

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Lösche-ter Horst
T +49 (0) 5361 9285 92

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Honorary President

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Göschel
T +49 (0) 8151 66850 72


The directorate of the FVV currently consists of three persons: the managing director Dietmar Goericke (centre) and one deputy each for engines and turbomachinery research - Martin Nitsche (left) and Matthias Zelinger (right). The directors are supported by the FVV Team in matters of project administration and coordination, research funding and public relations.

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Research Association for Combustion Engines eV

Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
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