This line studies the implications and effects of the use of NG and /or biomethane as well as their combination with conventional fuels in internal combustion diesel cycle and Otto engines, both in mobility and in stationary generation systems.
In the same way, it is performed an analysis of the engine transformation/conversion and the technical implications of the accumulation systems (LNG/CNG) by fluid dynamic simulation and NG and biomethane feeding. This aspect deals with use limitation of these fuels both from the technical and operational point of view. At the same time, it also studies the normative and regulation constraints both in ground and naval framework.
Finally, the purpose is to spread and value this knowledge by building prototypes and participating in demonstrative projects which transform or build propulsion systems which use NG/biomethane as fuel in both boats and agricultural vehicles.
Drafting and development of hybrid electric and range extender systems. Hybridation of accumulation and alternative fuel generating systems.
The electric mobility tries to boost electric propulsion both in marine and land vehicles. This line includes different work aspects which are interesting in an independent way although a general view is required to analyse the possible impact. For that purpose, the design of the electric propulsion systems, defining an architecture which allows a better vehicle performance, studying, designing and monitoring all the technical aspects of the electric vehicle, considering also the accomplishment of an analysis on the existing batteries and the power accumulation new technologies.
Furthermore, we are working on this line to develop systems which allow to accelerate and optimise vehicle charging processes, setting new channels of communication to get further information such as Vehicle to GRID o Vehicle to Home.
This line of work is closed with the development of new technologies which allow the companies to obtain data from the vehicles, define the acquisition architecture, get combinatorial maps and range patterns to optimise logistics and increase cost savings.