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FLEX-GEN - FLEXi-fuel high-efficiency linear piston engine for future power GENerators

Duration:
24 months (2025)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
Nationally funded research - PRIN
Funding body:
MINISTERO (MUR)
Project identification number:
2022988F33
PoliTo role:
Partner

Abstract

The proposed research FLEX-GEN aims to provide innovations in the Free Linear Piston Generator (FLPG) technology, considered as mid- and long-term sustainable solution for power generations and power units for mobile applications. FPLG has the potential of high net efficiency (>50%), low pollutant emissions (depending on the configuration), and a high flexibility to operate with all sustainable fuels. Therefore, the main aim of the proposal FLEX-GEN is to develop models, simulation tools and prototypes of innovative combustion systems (e.g. ultra-lean pre-chamber) that could maximize the sustainability of the FLPEGs both for genset and mobile applications.

Structures

Partners

  • C.N.R. - CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE - Coordinator
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE

Keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE7_2 - Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 7. Assicurare a tutti l’accesso a sistemi di energia economici, affidabili, sostenibili e moderni

Budget

Total cost: € 242,658.00
Total contribution: € 196,577.00
PoliTo total cost: € 76,505.00
PoliTo contribution: € 62,923.00