Business Finland has granted research funding for six research organizations and nine companies to bring sustainable, low-carbon propulsion solutions from the research phase to real-world application for two-years.
The research organisations and companies will be working to turn the most promising, innovative powertrain technologies into new products. This will secure the compliance of the marine and heavy equipment industries with the emission and greenhouse gas regulations by 2035. In the long term, this goal will be met by developing a common technological roadmap for both industries to outline the steps to be taken to achieve compliance by 2050.
The most significant technological highlights of the expected project results will be a ground-breaking medium-speed engine working in fuel-flexible RCCI (Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition) mode and a concept for a high-speed, hydrogen-fuelled engine. The project will also focus on the development of advanced aftertreatment, hybrid propulsion technology and predictive powertrain control. Once completed, the project will result in an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable business model.
Tampere University participates in the project by exploring the electrification of heavy machinery and conducting practical experiments with our own hybrid wheel loader. We maintain close collaboration, among other things, with Finland’s leading engine manufacturers Agco Power and Wärtsilä as well as other research organisations.
Partners: Partnerit: University of Vaasa, Aalto University, LUT University, Tampere University, Åbo Akademi University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Vaasan yliopisto, Aalto yliopisto, LUT-yliopisto, Tampereen yliopisto, Åbo Akademi, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT
ACGO Power Oy, Wärtsilä Oyj, Meyer Turku Oy, Proventia Oy, Dinex Finland Oy, Bosch Rexroth Oy, Napa Oy, Geyser Batteries Oy, APUGenius Oy
Innovative Hydraulics and Automation research group (IHA)
Innovative Hydraulics and Automation (IHA) is doing interdisciplinary research in the field of Fluid power automation, by the bridging of theory and practice with cooperation with industry.