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UTAS H2-Diesel (2006)

 

Presentation

2006. April 7, Tasmania

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Partner

Hydrogenics Corp.
University of Tasmania (UTAS) - School of Engineer

Vehicle

Modified Toyota Corolla

Status

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

Dual fuelled internal combustion engine: mixing of hydrogen and diesel in the same combustion chamber; Power: ~ 60 kW.Information on the ratio of injected fuel mixture (H2:Diesel) is not available.  

Fuel

Hydrogen and diesel fuel

Storage

hydrogen tank and diesel tank

Range, consumption

 

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

April 2006, during the 2006 Targa Tasmania Rally over a distance of 2,000 km

Goals

The system will give any diesel engine the ability to generate 20 per cent more power, and can also reduce ongoing diesel consumption by up to 80 per cent

Costs, prices

Funding

Hydro Tasmania

Source, link

http://www.utas.edu.au

Comments

The UTAS developed the "smart engine management system" (EMS) to adjust the ignition and injection timing for hydrogen and petrol dual fuel injection for uniform combustion.

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