Lean-burn CNG engine with ignition chamber: from the idea to a running engine
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Volkswagen AG.
Publication date: 2019-02-01
Combustion Engines 2019,176(1), 3–9
Current and further developing CO2- and emission regulations worldwide and the competition to full electric mobility deliver a chal-lenge for internal combustion engines in general. A state of the art solution is the use of natural gas mainly contending methane to reduce CO2 significantly and to offer lowest emission levels. The EU-funded project GasOn developed engine concepts to fully exploit the advantages of CNG. This article describes the development of an innovative, monovalent engine dedicated to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and characterised by the lean burn concept and the innovative pre-chamber combustion.
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