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Reference Number EP/X04114X/1
Title Test Engines to Accelerate Net Zero Shipping and Power Generation (TITANZ)
Status Started
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 100%;
Research Types Equipment 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Prof A (Alasdair ) Cairns
No email address given
Faculty of Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2023
End Date 30 September 2025
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £3,485,954
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East Midlands
Programme X Council Strategic Equipment Resource
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof A (Alasdair ) Cairns , Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Dr S Begg , Sch of Engineering, University of Brighton (0.001%)
Professor DM Grant , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr J McKechnie , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr R Morgan , Sch of Computing, Engineering & Maths, University of Brighton (0.001%)
Dr N D D Mich , Sch of Computing, Engineering & Maths, University of Brighton (0.001%)
Dr P Atkins , Sch of Computing, Engineering & Maths, University of Brighton (0.001%)
Dr A La Rocca , Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr O Rybdylova , Sch of Architecture Tech & Eng (SATE), University of Brighton (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , BP International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Infineum UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Stuttgart, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , BMT Group Ltd (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dolphin N2 (0.000%)
Project Contact , Westport Power Inc. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Clean Air Power GT Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hybrid Marine Power Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , PurEmissions (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sapsford Consulting Engineers Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The internal combustion engine will remain dominant across high power marine, distributed power generation and off-road vehicles for several decades to come, requiring intensified fundamental research around greener fuels and clean, high efficiency operating modes. The UK has an internationally leading reputation for excellence in fundamental engine research for lighter duty cars, vans and trucks, with clear opportunities now apparent to transfer fundamental knowledge and skills to large engines. At present, the UK academic community is totally lacking large single cylinder engine facilities, with researchers restricted to automotive scale experiments and simulations extrapolated up to larger scale (with significant errors in fundamental predictions). This is a major omission in accelerating Net Zero fuels, disruptive large engine technologies and policies from within the UK. The vision is therefore to establish a world-leading, megawatt scale decarbonised engine experimental facility, with two unique research engines strategically co-located as a new collaborative centre of excellence and nationally accessible asset leveraging existing infrastructure and expertise
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Added to Database 23/11/23