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Lubricants and Fuels

New developments in the area of fuels and fuel efficiency for gasoline and diesel as well as biofuels, alternative fuels, natural gas and hydrogen for fuels cells are enormously important for the industry to ensure high quality performance and high efficiency of the engines. Additionally further developments in the area of lubricants - synthetic engine oils, gearbox and axle lubricants are necessary to improve vehicle performance further.

Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Sun, 03/30/2014
Peter Els

Faced with significant CO2 emissions reduction, auto makers are turning to downsizing and turbocharging as the most promising technologies for the development of high efficiency gasoline engines. However, the combustion conditions of these engines continue to move away from traditional naturally aspirated technologies, and especially from the... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Sat, 01/04/2014
Peter Els

Forty years ago steel was the material of choice for fuel systems. Not only was steel an excellent barrier against fuel vapour but the piece price of components, such as fuel tanks, was also very competitive when produced in large volumes.



Notwithstanding the advantages of using steel fuel system components, the weight penalty and ever... Full Content »
Contributor: Michael Fischer
Posted: Mon, 06/10/2013
Michael Fischer

Automotive IQ sat down with Michael Fischer of Honda R&D Europe to discuss the current landscape and challenges of SCR technology for reducing emissions in diesel vehicles. Mr. Fischer was the chairman of the 5th International Conference on Selective Catalytic Reduction.


"I think, from a worldwide perspective, the most important item is... Full Content »
Contributor: Bret Zimmerman
Posted: Mon, 06/03/2013
Bret Zimmerman

"Really, we’ve gotten to the point now with the hardware that we’ve gone
from the invention phase of SCR. We now at least know how to do SCR and
therefore, it’s taking it more into the commodity phase…"

Automotive IQ spoke with Bret Zimmerman, Senior Engineer – SCR and OBD, Ford Motor Company, USA at our 5th... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Sun, 03/30/2014
Peter Els

Faced with significant CO2 emissions reduction, auto makers are turning to downsizing and turbocharging as the most promising technologies for the development of high efficiency gasoline engines. However, the combustion conditions of these engines continue to move away from traditional naturally aspirated technologies, and especially from the... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Sat, 01/04/2014
Peter Els

Forty years ago steel was the material of choice for fuel systems. Not only was steel an excellent barrier against fuel vapour but the piece price of components, such as fuel tanks, was also very competitive when produced in large volumes.



Notwithstanding the advantages of using steel fuel system components, the weight penalty and ever... Full Content »
Contributor: Michael Fischer
Posted: Mon, 06/10/2013
Michael Fischer

Automotive IQ sat down with Michael Fischer of Honda R&D Europe to discuss the current landscape and challenges of SCR technology for reducing emissions in diesel vehicles. Mr. Fischer was the chairman of the 5th International Conference on Selective Catalytic Reduction.


"I think, from a worldwide perspective, the most important item is... Full Content »
Contributor: Bret Zimmerman
Posted: Mon, 06/03/2013
Bret Zimmerman

"Really, we’ve gotten to the point now with the hardware that we’ve gone
from the invention phase of SCR. We now at least know how to do SCR and
therefore, it’s taking it more into the commodity phase…"

Automotive IQ spoke with Bret Zimmerman, Senior Engineer – SCR and OBD, Ford Motor Company, USA at our 5th... Full Content »