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Industrial Collective Research // Technology and ideas for tomorrow: The FVV introduces three innovative industrial collective research (IGF) projects at a technology session of the JSAE Spring Meeting in Yokohama // The future of IC engines is in the air: Professor Thomas Koch provides strategic insights into the research and evolution of synthetic fuels in Germany
Members of the AICE & FVV Prime Movers Innovation Network in Yokohama (f.l.t.r.): Kenji Tsuchiya (AICE), Dr Takao Fukuma (Toyota Motor Corp), ProfessorThomas Koch (IFKM | KIT Karlsruhe), Verena Huth (VKA | RWTH Aachen), Professor Michael Bargende (IVK | Universität Stuttgart), Professor Yasuo Moriyoshi (Chiba University), Dietmar Goericke (FVV), Masanori Sugiyama (Toyota Motor Corp), Kazuo Takeuchi (Toyota Motor Corp), Professor Jin Kusaka (Waseda University)
It has now become almost a tradition that the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) and its Japanese partner association, the Research Association for Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE), are regularly briefing each other at their relevant national technology conferences on the state-of-the-art in engine research.
Technology and ideas for tomorrow: The FVV introduces three innovative industrial collective research (IGF) projects in Japan
This year, an FVV delegation travelled to Japan for the spring meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE), which took place in Yokohama from 23 to 25 May. They had the latest results from three innovative IGF research projects:
The future of IC engines is in the air: Professor Thomas Koch provides strategic insights into the research on synthetic fuels in Germany
Professor Koch is one of the leading experts in Germany in the field of combustion analysis. His research focuses on the overall system development, including the exhaust aftertreatment and the utilisation of residual engine heat, as well as the interaction with different fuels. In this function he gave another focussed lecture in Yokohama on the current development of synthetic fuels in Germany and the related political discussion on their market introduction and reception. The lecture was received with great interest by the Japanese colleagues.
Future energy pathways for the transportation sector, which show possible options for a climate-neutral mobility in 2050, are a hot topic in Germany and Europe. The FVV will shortly present an information paper on expert knowledge from its future fuels working group, which will outline options for action and will highlight the pre-competitive research needs for energy sources, powertrain technologies and engines.
2019 in Germany
Next year, the representatives of the Japanese automotive engine manufacturers will be guests at the FVV Autumn Conference, giving the FVV Innovation Network insights into their current research priorities.
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