March 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Fuels combination to run engines of future?

Is zero pollution an objective that can be reached in five yearsusing available technologies? Yes, say the automakers and engineR&D centers meeting at an international conference on newcombustion proc..

Is zero pollution an objective that can be reached in five years using available technologies? Yes, say the automakers and engine R&D centers meeting at an international conference on new combustion processes. The French Petroleum Institute (IFP) organized the meeting. IFP claims that technologies for combustion by controlled auto-ignition (CAI) in gasoline engines and homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) for diesels are going to considerably change the way that the environment is protected. These are seen as decisive steps toward cars that are clean running and more economical. In addition, homogeneous combustion makes it possible to reduce the sophistication and c

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