Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
Internal combustion engines of heavy-duty vehicle powertrains have limited efficiency and are responsible for 27 % of the CO2-emissions as well as 5 % of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU (2016). The project presented in this workshop aims to achieve more efficient powertrains to contribute to green transport. The unused energy of the internal combustion engine can be recovered by organic Rankine cycle power systems to increase the efficiency up to 8 %. During the project, advanced control solutions to optimize the power production and guarantee safe operation of the improved engine-ORC power unit are investigated and tested on a lab test rig.