FAPESP Workshop on Ethanol Based Engines for Transportation
Oct 4th
FAPESP Main Auditorium
Rua Pio XI, 1500
05468-901, São Paulo, SP
Objectives of the workshop:
  • Review the present situation and trends on research on biofuel engines for light vehicles, heavy vehicles (cargo and passengers), and for other applications (generators and off-road vehicles)
  • Identify key science and technology challenges, research themes, and major drivers for change
8h30 Opening
9h00 Present situation of use of ethanol in Brazil
Francisco Nigro (Brazil) PDF
SAE Brasil e USP - Universidade de São Paulo
9h30 Session Main science & technology challenges in biofuels
Moderator: Sergio Queiroz (Brazil)
FAPESP and UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas

The role of ethanol in the future engines & institutional R&D partnerships”
Dietmar Goericke (Germany) PDF
FVV – Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V.

Impact of ethanol blends on SI engine performance
Leslie Bromberg (United States of America) PDF
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From gasoline DI to ethanol DI engines
Ernst Winklhofer  (Austria) PDF
AVL List GmbH 
10h30 Break
10h45 Session Some ethanol engine issues – The brazilian experience
Moderator: Eduardo Tomanik (Brazil) PDF
MAHLE and SAE Brasil

Dual fuel diesel – ethanol engines
Sergio Leal Braga (Brazil) PDF
PUC-RJ – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Cold start emissions on ethanol fueled vehicles
Jose R. Sodre  (Brasil) PDF
PUC-MG - Pontifícia Universidade de Minas Gerais

Some tribological issues on flex-fuel engines
Eduardo Tomanik (Brazil)
12h00 Lunch
14h00 Session Making more efficient engines with ethanol
Moderator: Francisco Nigro (Brazil)
SAE Brasil e USP - Universidade de São Paulo

The effect of ethanolled gasoline on the performance and gaseous and particulate emissions on a 2/4-stroke switchable DI engine
Yan Zhang  (United Kingdom)  PDF
Brunel University

Ethanol use in heavy-duty engines: alternatives and technical problems to solve
Waldyr Gallo (Brazil) PDF
UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Investigations on the mixture preparation and combustion with ethanol blends
Thomas Lauer (Austria) PDF
University of Technology

Compression ignited ethanol engines
Flavio Gomes Dias (Brazil) PDF
PSA Peugeot Citroën
15h30 Break
16h00 Session Development and use of biofuels
Moderator: Glaucia Souza (Brazil)

The tailor made fuels from biomass – The cluster of excellence at RWTH Aachen University
Florian Kremer (Germany) PDF
VKA, RWTH Aachen University

Proposal to establish a laboratory for combustion studies
Jayr de Amorim Filho (Brazil) PDF
CTBE, Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol

The bioethanol for sustainable transportation project - Results for Brazil
José Moreira (Brazil) PDF
CENBIO - Centro Nacional de Referência de Biomassa - Instituto de Eletrotécnica e Energia - Universidade de São Paulo
17h30 Discussion