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The MethCar project is one of six collaborative projects within the lead project MethQuest, in which science and industry partners develop and analyze technologies, by which methane-based fuels from renewable sources can be obtained and used in mobile and stationary applications.

The task of the joint MethCar project is to develop a novel passenger car gas engine concept using EE-C Methane. The special properties of compressed EE Methane promise a particularly high efficiency in a specifically adapted passenger car engine.

Chair of Thermodynamics of Mobile Energy Conversion Systems at the RWTH Aachen University, in short TME, carries out scientific and experimental investigations on test engines, using EE-C methane with different fuel compositions, such as H2, Sulphur and compressor oil, within the framework of the MethCar network. The focus lies on the evaluation of the durability of direct injection systems and the functionality of catalytic converters.

Title Joint project: MethCar - Methane engines for passenger cars
Subproject: Injector robustness and exhaust gas catalysis as a function of fuel composition
Acronym MethCar
Funding Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy , in short BMWi
Term 09/2018 - 08/2021