Projects

SBO project: ModulAr - Design and validation of modular drivetrain architectures

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:25:46 GMT

Description

In this project, we will provide a design framework for and two validated examples of modular architectures for machine and vehicle drivetrains incorporating electrical motors
AcronymSOCMAAK18
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date1/09/1931/08/23

ICON project: MAMuET - Machine learning for real-time Advanced Multi Energy Trading

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:52:57 GMT

Description

The essence of the MAMUET project is the research of the optimization through co-design, intelligent management, control and the exploitation of a Multi-energy microgrid
AcronymVLAFLX2
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/02/1931/01/22

ICON project OPTIBIDS: Optimized bidirectional & Smart vehicle charging in local energy systems

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:28:17 GMT

Description

the project wants to acquire the required knowledge to examine intelligent and bidirectional charging points of electric vehicles
AcronymVLAFLX3
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/02/1931/01/22

Bilateral cooperation within the framework of a joint doctoral project: benchfee for joint PhD VUB -KU Leuven VAN DEN STEEN NIKOLAAS

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:08:19 GMT

Description

international projects- JOINTPHD
Short titlejoint phd
AcronymOZR3367
StatusActive
Effective start/end date18/01/1917/01/22

FITGEN: Functionally Integrated E-axle Ready for Mass Market Third GENeration Electric Vehicles

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:54:48 GMT

Description

FITGEN aims at developing a functionally integrated e-axle ready for implementation in third generation electric vehicles. It is delivered at TRL and MRL 7 in all its components and demonstrated on an electric vehicle platform designed for the European market (A-segment reference platform). The e-axle is composed of a latest generation Buried-Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machine, driven by a SiC-inverter and coupled with a high-speed transmission. It is complemented by a DC/DC-converter for high voltage operation of the motor in traction and for enabling superfast charging of the 40kWh battery (120kW-peak) plus an integrated AC/DC on-board charger. The e-axle also includes a breakthrough cooling system which combines the water motor/inverter circuit with transmission oil. The FITGEN e-axle delivers significant advances over the 2018 State of the Art: 1) 40% increase of the power density of the e-motor, with operation up to 18,000rpm; 2) 50% increase of the power density of the inverter, thanks to the adoption of SiC-components; 3) affordable super-fast charge capability (120kW-peak) enabled by the DC/DC-converter, integrated with single- or 3-phase AC/DC-charger; 4) increase of the electric driving range from 740 to 1,050km (including 75 minutes of charging time) in real-world freeway driving with the use of auxiliaries. The FITGEN e-axle will enter the market in the year 2023, reaching a production volume target of 200,000 units/year by 2025 and of 700,000 units/year by 2030. It is designed to be brand-independent and to fit different segments and configurations of electric vehicles, including hybrids. The FITGEN consortium includes one car-maker and three automotive suppliers for motor, power electronics, and transmission, reproducing the complete supply chain of the e-axle. Their expertise is leveraged by the partnership with research institutions and academia, constituting an ideal setup for strengthening the competitiveness of the European automotive industry.
Short titleFITGEN
AcronymEU586
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/21

ICON project Roll-Out of Local Energy Communities (ROLECS)

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:17:21 GMT

Description

Obtaining a better understanding of the functioning of local energy communities (LEC) and preparing the design and rollout of a number of LECs with great potential
AcronymVLAFLX1
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/20

Living Labs 2018: ASSUZB: Automated Shuttle Service on the site of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:16:16 GMT

Description

The overall goal is to gain knowledge on the current limitations and the potential of autonomous shuttles for their use as services and their introduction into the mobility system from a user, operator (or service provider) and technical viewpoint and provide a blueprint for the deployment of other autonomous vehicle pilots in the Brussels Capital Region.
AcronymBRGIMP17
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/20

VISION-xEV: Virtual Component and System Integration for Efficient Electrified Vehicle Development

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:14:03 GMT

Description

The major challenge the European automotive industry is currently faced with is the 2020 CO2 fleet emission target of 95g/km and the envisaged further reduction of the CO2 emission limits in the European Union for the period after 2025. The European OEMs are also challenged by meeting Euro 6 tail pipe emission standards while already developing powertrains that need to fulfil future Euro 7 emission limits. In addition, the change of the emission test drive cycle from NEDC to WLTP and the implementation of real-driving emissions (RDE) imposes additional challenges onto the European car industry. The effort to meet the future fleet CO2 emission limits has been leading to the need for introduction of a broad range of electrified vehicle configurations into the portfolio of the European OEMs. Besides the increased development effort related to the electrified powertrain system itself, electrification also results in more derivatives from the standard platforms and vehicle models, which further increases the development effort and costs. An electrified powertrain is a highly complex mechatronic system, and meeting all functional and performance requirements efficiently demands a highly integrated development approach. Micro- and mild-hybrid architectures add moderate complexity to the conventional powertrain, however, the further step towards heavy electrification, aimed at a largely improved overall energy efficiency and unconditional emission legislation compliance under RDE conditions, requires advanced design and optimization methods and tools to master the related development challenges.
This is exactly where the VISION-xEV project aims at providing its scientific and technical contribution: to develop and demonstrate a generic virtual component and system integration framework for the efficient development of all kinds of future electrified powertrain systems.
Short titleVISION-xEV
AcronymEU577
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/21

IOF Accelerator MOBI: Mobility, Logistics and Automotive technology research centre - valorization of MOBI key assets: breakthroughs in sustainable mobility and logistics

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:22:49 GMT

Description

All Solid state battery (ASSB) with solid electrolyte is in the roadmaps of automotive OEMs. Although promising, the know-how of handling and assembly of ASSB is not well established, mainly due to many technical challenges to overcome. Through this IOF, MOBI aims to solve the technical challenges associated with ASSB assembly. In particular, selection and optimization of assembly, which are scalable for industrial production, will be investigated. Through this work, MOBI aims to facilitate mass production of ASSB
AcronymIOFACC5
StatusActive
Effective start/end date21/12/1820/12/21

IOF GEAR: RAINboW

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:14:05 GMT

AcronymIOF3007
StatusActive
Effective start/end date21/12/1820/12/21

ACHILES: Advanced Architectures Chassis/Traction concept for Future Electric vehicles

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:31:08 GMT

Description

The aim of ACHILES is to develop a more efficient E/E control system architecture optimized for the 3rd generation of EVs by integrating four new technological concepts. Firstly, a new wheel concept design will be equipped with full by-wire braking, including a new friction brake concept. Secondly, a centralized computer platform will host the e-drive functionalities and reduce the number of ECUs and networks while fulfilling safety & security requirements. It will support centralized domain controllers required to implement high automation and autonomy concepts, a key requirement for smart mobility. Thirdly, an out of phase control that will allow to intentionally operate the electric motor inefficiently to dissipate the excess of braking energy in case of fully charged batteries. As a fourth concept, a new torque vectoring algorithm will significantly improve the vehicle dynamics. The advances proposed will reduce the total cost of ownership by 10% and increase the driving range by at least 11% while increasing autonomy. ACHILES will be tested and verified in a real demo vehicle and in a brand-independent testing platform.
Short titleACHILES
AcronymEU581
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/12/1831/05/22

PANDA: Powerfull Advanced N-Level Digitalization Architecture for models of electrified vehicles and their components

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:47:11 GMT

Description

To face the climate change, tens of millions of electrified vehicles need to be deployed in the next decade. To meet this challenge, the automotive industry must shift mass production from thermal to electrified vehicles. The challenge is further complicated by electrified vehicles having more components and architectures than thermal vehicles. Realizing this paradigm shift is only possible if there are innovative methods to significantly reduce their development and testing time.
The main goal of PANDA is to provide a unified organisation of digital models to seamlessly integrate virtual and real testing of all types of electrified vehicles and their components. The complexity of developing electrified vehicles becomes
manageable by delivering a modular simulation framework. Development partners can share models (in open or in black-box form), avoiding sensitive IP issues and greatly increasing the development flexibility. The proposed method will enable 1) an easy reuse of models for different development tasks, 2) a replacement of real tests by virtual tests and 3) real-time testing on vehicle level. This method will be integrated in a multi-power open platform based on existing industrial software, enabling Stand-Alone or Cloud Computing. The method will be validated using two existing vehicles (a BEV and a FCV). Also, real and virtual tests of the integrated electrical subsystems of an innovative P-HEV will be performed. PANDA will reduce the time-to-market of electrified vehicles by 20%, by harmonizing the interaction between the models. In addition, the seamless integration will give developers access to other subsystem models, which will decrease the correlation efforts on components by 20%. The open platform will 1) make it easier for OEMs, suppliers, SMEs and research institutions to interact and 2) enable a fair competition. These innovations will make the European market more flexible, more open to innovation and ultimately more competitive.
Short titlePANDA
AcronymEU584
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/12/1830/11/21

SELFIE: SELF-sustained and Smart Battery Thermal Management SolutIon for Battery Electric Vehicles

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:05:34 GMT

Description

Strong efforts would be required to drastically reduce the fossil dependency and the CO2 emissions reductions in the transport sector, in line with the 2011 White paper on Transport – i.e. a 20% reduction in the CO2 emissions by 2030 (relative to 2008 levels) and a 60% reduction by 2050 (relative to 1990 levels). Electrification of the transport sector offers EU the opportunity to achieve these long term targets. The larger automotive industry have recognized the potential of electric vehicles (EVs) and there are large strides planned in building electric charging infrastructure – as announced by E.ON and Ionity about their investment plans for ultra-fast charging infrastructure. Right now, there’s no EV that can accept this charge rate, but several automakers are working on electric cars able to accept that kind of power. SELFIE makes its biggest impact here, ensuring that the EVs, in the not so distant future, are able to accept this high charge rate without reduction on battery lifetime, and to store the energy efficiently in their batteries with minimal losses.
Short titleSELFIE
AcronymEU588
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/12/1831/05/22

Baekeland mandate: Modular Distributed Linear Electromagnetic Actuation for Reciprocating Compressors

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:03:18 GMT

Description

Research into the possibilities of linear, distributed, electromagnetic actuation on piston compressors
AcronymIWTOO37
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1831/10/22

CEVOLVER : Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency and Range

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:34:00 GMT

Description

The current generation of electric vehicles have made significant progress during the recent years, however they have still not achieved the user acceptance needed to support broader main-stream market uptake. These vehicles are generally still too expensive and limited in range to be used as the first car for a typical family. Long charging times and uncertainties in range prediction are common as further barriers to broader market success. For this reason the CEVOLVER project takes a user-centric approach to create battery-electric vehicles that are usable for comfortable long day trips whilst the installed battery is dimensioned for affordability. Furthermore the vehicles will be designed to take advantage of future improvements in the fast-charging infrastructure that many countries are now planning. CEVOLVER tackles the challenge by making improvements in the vehicle itself to reduce energy consumption as well as maximizing the usage of connectivity for further optimization of both component and system design, as well as control and operating strategies. This will encompass measures that range from the on-board thermal management and vehicle energy management systems, to connectivity that supports range-prediction as a key element for eco-driving and eco-routing driver assistance. Within the project it will be demonstrated that long-trip are achievable even without further increases in battery size that would lead to higher cost. The driver is guided to fast-charging infrastructure along the route that ensures sufficient charging power is available along the route in order to complete the trip with only minimal additional time needed for the overall trip. The efficient transferability of the results to further vehicles is ensured by adopting a methodology that proves the benefit with an early assessment approach before implementation in OEM demonstrator vehicles
Short titleCEVOLVER
AcronymEU578
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1830/04/22

UPSCALE: Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial inteLligence for Electrified vehicles

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:40:28 GMT

Description

UPSCALE is the first EU-project that has the specific goal to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) methods directly into traditional physics-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)-software and –methods. These CAE-tools are currently being used to develop road transportation not only in Europe but worldwide. The current focus of the project is to apply AI-methods to reduce the development time and increase the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) which are required by the automotive industry to reduce global emission levels. High performance computing (HPC) and CAE-software and –methods play a decisive role in vehicle development process. In order to make a significant impact on the development process, the two most HPC intensive CAE-applications have been chosen as use cases for the project: vehicle aero/thermal- and crash-modelling. When considering total automotive HPC usage, approximately 20% is used for aero/thermal simulations and up to 50% of HPC resources are utilized for crash simulations. By improving the effectiveness of these two areas, great increases in efficiency will lead to a 20% of reduction of product time to market. Other novel modelling approaches such as reduced order modelling will be coupled to the AI improved CAE-software and -methods to further reduce simulation time and ease the application of optimization tools needed to improve product quality. Through the combined effort of universities, research laboratories, European automotive OEMs, software companies and an AI-SME specialized in machine learning (ML), the UPSCALE project will provide a unique and effective environment to produce novel AI-based CAE-software solutions to improve European automotive competitiveness.
Short titleUPSCALE
AcronymEU579
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1830/04/22

REDIFUEL: Robust and Efficient processes and technologies for Drop In renewable FUELs for road transport.

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:24:14 GMT

Description

The overall objective of REDIFUEL is to enable the utilization of various biomass feedstock for an ultimate renewable EN590 diesel biofuel (drop-in capable at any ratio) in a sustainable manner. REDIFUEL’S ambition is to develop new technologies, solutions and processes to be integrated to reach high conversion efficiencies for renewable fuel production. And, to proof the techno-economic potential to reach a highly competing production cost level of € 0.90 - 1.00 per litre (depending on biomass source) at moderate production plant sizes, e.g. 10-25 kt/a. The proposed drop-in biofuel contains high-cetane C11+ bio-hydrocarbons and C6-C11 bio-alcohols which has exceptional performance with respect to combustion and soot-inhibition properties. The environmental and the society aspects are taken into account by a comprehensive Biomass-to-Wheel performance check of the developed technologies.
AcronymEU574
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/1830/09/21

Bridge: BC-Klet: Test an innovative solution for the delivery of light goods by bike by intelligent containerization

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:29:31 GMT

Description

The BCklet project aims to test for two years a virtuous carbon distribution solution based on the principle of intelligent containerization of goods. This solution will be tested in the Brussels-Capital Region on 4 different types of flows (by carriers, pharmaceuticals, retailers, services and care) in order to prove in real conditions the profitability of light goods deliveries by bicycle in urban areas and probe the potential of the market.
Short titleBC-Klet
AcronymBRGIMP14
StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/06/185/06/19

ENSEMBLE: ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe.

Wed, 09 May 2018 15:58:14 GMT

Description

Abstract:
The main goal of the ENSEMBLE project is to pave the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe to improve fuel economy, traffic safety and throughput. This will be demonstrated by driving six differently branded trucks in one (or more) platoon(s) under real world traffic conditions across national borders.

Following objectives are defined:
-Achieve safe platooning for trucks of different brands. Relevant authorities will be approached to jointly define road approval requirements including V2I communication.
-Work towards the standardization of different aspects of platooning: manoeuvres for forming and dissolving of platoons, operational conditions, communication protocols, message sets, and safety mechanisms. Platooning Levels will be defined to guide the design of different platooning functionalities and strategies, reflecting the full diversity of trucks with platooning functionality. Stakeholder groups will be set up to ensure that the pre-standards are taken up by the respective organisations and working groups to form the actual standards. If necessary a multi-brand platooning working group will be initiated.
-Real-life platooning: The intended practical tests on test tracks and in real life serve a three-fold purpose: 1) “learning by doing” testing across a C-ITS corridor in Europe, 2) assess the impact on traffic, infrastructure and logistics, while gathering relevant data of critical scenarios and 3) promote multi-brand platooning through a final event.

ENSEMBLE brings the key actors for deployment together: six major truck OEMs will form the core of the project consortium, supported by CLEPA that will act as an umbrella organisation to involve all relevant suppliers. In addition, a limited number of expert organizations will be involved to cover specific topics such as safety assessment, traffic impact, and platoon control system design.
AcronymEU566
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/06/1831/05/21

ENSEMBLE: ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe. (OZR Bonus EU)

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:04:22 GMT

Description

The main goal of the ENSEMBLE project is to pave the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe to improve fuel economy, traffic safety and throughput. This will be demonstrated by driving six differently branded trucks in one (or more) platoon(s) under real world traffic conditions across national borders.

Following objectives are defined:
-Achieve safe platooning for trucks of different brands. Relevant authorities will be approached to jointly define road approval requirements including V2I communication.
-Work towards the standardization of different aspects of platooning: manoeuvres for forming and dissolving of platoons, operational conditions, communication protocols, message sets, and safety mechanisms. Platooning Levels will be defined to guide the design of different platooning functionalities and strategies, reflecting the full diversity of trucks with platooning functionality. Stakeholder groups will be set up to ensure that the pre-standards are taken up by the respective organisations and working groups to form the actual standards. If necessary a multi-brand platooning working group will be initiated.
-Real-life platooning: The intended practical tests on test tracks and in real life serve a three-fold purpose: 1) “learning by doing” testing across a C-ITS corridor in Europe, 2) assess the impact on traffic, infrastructure and logistics, while gathering relevant data of critical scenarios and 3) promote multi-brand platooning through a final event.

ENSEMBLE brings the key actors for deployment together: six major truck OEMs will form the core of the project consortium, supported by CLEPA that will act as an umbrella organisation to involve all relevant suppliers. In addition, a limited number of expert organizations will be involved to cover specific topics such as safety assessment, traffic impact, and platoon control system design.
Short titleENSEMBLE
AcronymOZR3309
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/06/1831/05/21

High performant Wide Band Gap Power Electronics for Reliable, energy efficient drivetrains and Optimization thRough Multi-physics simulation.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:40:07 GMT

Description

The project objective of the project HiPERFORM is based on the investigation of industrial applicability of high-performance semiconductors with wide-band gap materials in the field of Smart Mobility. For this purpose, a holistic approach is selected that includes the entire supply chain - from the manufacturer of semiconductors as well as power modules through suppliers of development methods and tools to the system manufacturer and ultimately the vehicle manufacturer. The integration of academic partners with a high level of competence in these domains completes this approach. On the other hand, specific requirements for power electronics are addressed in specific application areas, which include both power inverters in the vehicle, electrical charging modules inside and outside the vehicle, as well as the associated development and test systems.
The high performance spectrum of wide-band gap semiconductors and the resulting potential for improvement and savings within the concrete applications of the electrified power train contribute to a substantial saving of CO2 in transport and thus support the achievement of the set climate targets in Europe. The jointly planned objectives and research activities will further strengthen European research and industry partners in the field of electronic components and systems.
Besides Semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, the project requires also high capabilities in Cyber Physical Systems and Design Technologies and supports the domain Smart Mobility and Smart Energy as well.

Short titleHiPERFORM
AcronymEU564
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/05/1830/04/21

Suppl BRGEOZ-financing: High performant Wide Band Gap Power Electronics for Reliable, energy efficient drivetrains and Optimization thRough Multi-physics simulation.

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:19:27 GMT

Description

The project objective of the project HiPERFORM is based on the investigation of industrial applicability of high-performance semiconductors with wide-band gap materials in the field of Smart Mobility. For this purpose, a holistic approach is selected that includes the entire supply chain - from the manufacturer of semiconductors as well as power modules through suppliers of development methods and tools to the system manufacturer and ultimately the vehicle manufacturer. The integration of academic partners with a high level of competence in these domains completes this approach. On the other hand, specific requirements for power electronics are addressed in specific application areas, which include both power inverters in the vehicle, electrical charging modules inside and outside the vehicle, as well as the associated development and test systems.
The high performance spectrum of wide-band gap semiconductors and the resulting potential for improvement and savings within the concrete applications of the electrified power train contribute to a substantial saving of CO2 in transport and thus support the achievement of the set climate targets in Europe. The jointly planned objectives and research activities will further strengthen European research and industry partners in the field of electronic components and systems.
Besides Semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, the project requires also high capabilities in Cyber Physical Systems and Design Technologies and supports the domain Smart Mobility and Smart Energy as well.
AcronymBRGRD25
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/05/1830/04/21

Bilateral cooperation within the framework of a joint doctoral project: Bench Fee for Joint PhD VUB-Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Worighi Imane

Tue, 29 May 2018 12:22:06 GMT

Description

International projects - JOINTPHD
Short titleJoint PhD
AcronymOZR3274
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18

BRIDGE: MOC-UP: Multidisciplinary Oncology Consultations using Patient-centric Decision Support: Beyond Black-box systems

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:01:29 GMT

Description

Aims to have positive impact on cancer disease management, by targeting one of the principal instruments employed in the decision-making process of current oncological care: the multidisciplinary oncology consultation. The rational underlying our approach is that for the clinical decision support to be relevant in a MOC-setting. It should be multi-factorial, easy-to-use, and understandable.
AcronymBRGIMP9
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1830/03/21

IOF Proof Of Concept: State of health estimation and prediction of batteries in next generation battery chargers

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:15:42 GMT

Description

Integration of a new state of health output techniques in savings charging systems.The market penetration of battery electric vehicles depends highly on the high battery performances, battery ligetime, cost and availability of the required charging infrastructure. in order to extend the battery lifetime and to estimate the battery behaviour on a regular basis, the battery lifetime van be estimated through the onboard electronics. However, the battery system developers do not oricide access to implement the required algorithms to estimate and monitor the battery lifetime. In this regard, we would like to integrate a novel state of health estimation technique into battery charging systems, which can estimate the battery health when it is connected to the charger.
AcronymIOFPOC29
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/19

O&O Project: Battery-to-Grid

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:17:11 GMT

Description

this project aims to develop and realize market ready products and services for energy storage in microgrids
AcronymIWTOO30
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1830/08/18

O&O Project: Vehicle-to-Grid

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:56:56 GMT

Description

This project aims to develop and realize market ready products and services that enable the deployment of commercially viable and safe exploitation of V2G technologies
AcronymIWTOO29
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1830/08/18

O&O VLAIO: Co²-neutral Microgrid Researchpark Zellik

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:31:43 GMT

Description

This project endeavors to develop and implement a CO²-neutral, self sufficient microgrid within the context of the Green Energy Campus
AcronymIWTOO28
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1830/08/18

SBO Data-Driven Logistics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:19:33 GMT

FWOSBO20: SBO Data-Driven Logistics

Guns, T.

1/01/1831/12/21

Project: Applied

Description

The ultimate goal of this project is to acquire fundamental knowledge regarding data-driven optimisation in logistics, to employ this knowledge in the development of a new operational decision support methodology and a next-generation suite of software tools, and to apply these tools in a number of challenging case studies that demonstrate the potential of such a data-driven approach. These machine learning enhanced methods will therefore allow logistics optimization software developers to improve the decisions support software that they provide to the leading logistics firms.
AcronymFWOSBO20
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/21

The organization of effective monitoring of pollutant emissions from engines to establish fraudulent practices during the homologation tests.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:38:12 GMT

Description

The organization of effective monitoring of pollutant emissions from engines to establish fraudulent practices during the homologation tests.
AcronymBRGEOZ342
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1830/04/18

Circular Brussels: User-centric approach for a more sustainable system of reusing and recycling e-waste.

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:29:49 GMT

Description

Circular Economy (CE) is a concept which aims at improving the efficiency with which we use natural resources, shifting from the current linear economic model of production and consumption (take-make-use-dispose) towards an economy where waste is a resource and is minimized through reducing, reusing (in a broad sense) or recycling. This concept has received a growing interest in the past few years, from the European Union but also at national and local level. Our Circular Brussels project aims to understand how open Brussels’ households are towards CE in the field of Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The project consists of three parts:
1. To identify the existing and future options for Brussels' consumers to support a shift towards a circular economy through reusing, repairing and recycling;
2. To assess the potential of these options (1) from the consumer point of view, through a Choice Based Conjoint Analysis (CBC) aiming at finding the preferred options for Brussels’ household when disposing of their used products and purchasing new ones (2) from an environmental point of view, through a Life-Cycle Assessment focused on existing and alternative collection and retail channels (3) from a business perspective, via interviews;
3. To include all stakeholders’ interests in a multi-actor multi-criteria (MAMCA) framework to explore the acceptance of the alternative scenarios.
Circular Brussels is a 4-year Anticipate project funded by Innoviris, the Brussels Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation, and runs from November 2017 until October 2021.
Short titleCIRCULAR BRUSSELS
AcronymBRGEOZ337
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1731/10/19

COLHD - Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:42:59 GMT

Description

A consortium of industrial and academic leading players covering the entire value chain of road transport has joined forces to commonly address the need to prove feasible and environmental-friendly cases of alternative fuels to fossil diesel for road transport, acknowledging the importance of reducing GHG emissions (beyond EURO 6) with affordable developments.
Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains (COLHD) has the ambition to enable EU purchasers to buy high performance, clean, safe, affordable HDVs, specifically designed to run on alternative renewable fuels, and be able to conveniently run them through EU transport infrastructure. To do so, COLHD follows a 3-tiered approach, working on technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers.
COLHD optimizes and further develops 3 DDF powertrains running on biogas (LBM or LBP) and 2nd generation biofuels (HVO), evaluating the several benefits under testing in the LNG Blue Corridors infrastructure. Therefore, COHLD will allow proving oil substitution on the short and medium term, addressing different markets and ranges.
Aiming at finally establish a EU market for AF HDVs, COLHD co-develops cross-wise activities involving all key target audiences: raising awareness of general public, organising workshops with fleet operators and constantly assessing the EC on required policy directives.
Short titleCOLHD
AcronymEU547
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1715/03/29

COLHD - Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains (OZR Bonus EU).

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:08:22 GMT

Description

A consortium of industrial and academic leading players covering the entire value chain of road transport has joined forces to commonly address the need to prove feasible and environmental-friendly cases of alternative fuels to fossil diesel for road transport, acknowledging the importance of reducing GHG emissions (beyond EURO 6) with affordable developments.
Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains (COLHD) has the ambition to enable EU purchasers to buy high performance, clean, safe, affordable HDVs, specifically designed to run on alternative renewable fuels, and be able to conveniently run them through EU transport infrastructure. To do so, COLHD follows a 3-tiered approach, working on technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers.
COLHD optimizes and further develops 3 DDF powertrains running on biogas (LBM or LBP) and 2nd generation biofuels (HVO), evaluating the several benefits under testing in the LNG Blue Corridors infrastructure. Therefore, COHLD will allow proving oil substitution on the short and medium term, addressing different markets and ranges.
Aiming at finally establish a EU market for AF HDVs, COLHD co-develops cross-wise activities involving all key target audiences: raising awareness of general public, organising workshops with fleet operators and constantly assessing the EC on required policy directives.
Short titleCOLHD
AcronymOZR3231
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1731/10/20

IMAGE - Innovative Manufacturing Routes for Next Generation Batteries in Europe

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:43:20 GMT

Description

IMAGE is a foundation project by which strong innovation resources are used to recover from the industrial production gap. A realistic and well documented roadmap towards the manufacturing of cost-effective and competitive battery cells within Europe will emerge. This will be enforced by establishing a distributed battery cell production base that will be able, after careful up-scaling of production, to supply the now burgeoning electric vehicle industry. From this context, the main goal of IMAGE project is to push the European rechargeable lithium battery cell industry and academia to take over a leading role in the development and manufacturing of Next Generation Lithium Ion cells.
To fulfil this vision and main goal IMAGE has the following major objectives/tasks:
1. Development of generic production techniques for next generation rechargeable lithium battery cells (≥300 Wh/kg) based on high specific energy/capacity Lithium metal anode and high voltage /high capacity/high specific energy cathode. This will include a generic development approach that will be easy to up-scale cost efficiently while remaining flexible and safer to replace in case of any contingencies and market/ manufacturer configuration changes.
2. Identify energy and resource efficient cell manufacturing technologies and assets tailored to the existent European industrial infrastructure. This will include the identification of bottleneck factors and challenges that could be addressed in the present European industrial context.
3. Development of a progressive, multiple-tier technological and production framework that is able to cope with the inherent technological changes and advancements characteristic to this dynamic field. Thus, there will be several technologies covered by IMAGE, each having different technological maturity levels.
4. IMAGE solutions and manufacturing techniques are modular and scalable for both automotive and stationary applications.
5. To actively support the take‐up of European battery industry and exploitation of project results across Europe.
Short titleIMAGE
AcronymEU546
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1730/04/21

IMAGE - Innovative Manufacturing Routes for Next Generation Batteries in Europe (OZR Bonus EU).

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:24:20 GMT

Description

IMAGE is a foundation project by which strong innovation resources are used to recover from the industrial production gap. A realistic and well documented roadmap towards the manufacturing of cost-effective and competitive battery cells within Europe will emerge. This will be enforced by establishing a distributed battery cell production base that will be able, after careful up-scaling of production, to supply the now burgeoning electric vehicle industry. From this context, the main goal of IMAGE project is to push the European rechargeable lithium battery cell industry and academia to take over a leading role in the development and manufacturing of Next Generation Lithium Ion cells.
To fulfil this vision and main goal IMAGE has the following major objectives/tasks:
1. Development of generic production techniques for next generation rechargeable lithium battery cells (≥300 Wh/kg) based on high specific energy/capacity Lithium metal anode and high voltage /high capacity/high specific energy cathode. This will include a generic development approach that will be easy to up-scale cost efficiently while remaining flexible and safer to replace in case of any contingencies and market/ manufacturer configuration changes.
2. Identify energy and resource efficient cell manufacturing technologies and assets tailored to the existent European industrial infrastructure. This will include the identification of bottleneck factors and challenges that could be addressed in the present European industrial context.
3. Development of a progressive, multiple-tier technological and production framework that is able to cope with the inherent technological changes and advancements characteristic to this dynamic field. Thus, there will be several technologies covered by IMAGE, each having different technological maturity levels.
4. IMAGE solutions and manufacturing techniques are modular and scalable for both automotive and stationary applications.
5. To actively support the take‐up of European battery industry and exploitation of project results across Europe.
Short titleIMAGE
AcronymOZR3230
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1730/04/21

ASSURED - fASt and Smart charging solutions for full size URban hEavy Duty applications

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:02:10 GMT

Description

The overall objectives of the ASSURED project are:* Analysing the needs of the cities, operators and end-users to derive the requirements and specifications for the next generation of electrically chargeable heavy-duty (HD) vehicles (i.e. buses (≥12m)), medium-duty (MD) trucks and light duty vehicles envisioned to operate with an urban environment;* Improving the total cost of ownership (TCO) through better understanding of the impact of fast charging profiles on battery lifetime, sizing, safety, grid reliability and (round-trip) energy- efficiency of the charger-vehicle combination;* Development of next generation modular high-power charging solutions (up to 600kW) for electrified HD and MD vehicles in terms of innovative, standardized interfaces and interoperability;* Development of innovative charging management strategies to improve the TCO, the environmental impact, operational cost and the impact on the grid stability from the fleet upscaling point of view (up to 100 buses);* Demonstration of 6 electrically chargeable HD vehicles (i.e. 6 public transport buses), 3 MD trucks (2 refuse collections & 1 delivery truck) and 1 light duty vehicle with automatic fast charging all at TRL 7-9;* Development of interoperable and scalable high power charging solutions among different key European charging solution providers;* Demonstration of energy and cost efficient wireless charging solution up to 100 kW for an electric light duty vehicle (VAN);* Evaluating the cost, energy efficiency, impact on the grid of the different use cases, noise and environmental impact of the ASSURED solutions;* To actively support the take-up of business cases and exploitation of project results across Europe of the use cases by partner cities (Barcelona, Osnabruck, Goteborg, Brussels, Jaworzno, Munich, Eindhoven, Bayonne, Madrid)and end users (P&G, UPS, Colruyt, URBASER);* Effectively knowledge transfer and networking for exchange of experience with the User Group, cities, public transport authorities (PTA’s) and public transport operators (PTO’s: TMB, STWOS, PKM, CONNEXXION, TFL) and standardization bodes (i.e. CEN-CENELEC, ISO, IEC).
Short titleASSURED
AcronymEU544
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/21

Baekeland mandate: Design and control of a brushless doubly-fed reluctance machine

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:14:08 GMT

Description

The motivation of this project proposal is to exploit the unique properties of a BDFRM, to realize a cost efficient and compact variable speed drive for general industrial applications. We target that this mandate provides the essential fundamental knowledge to lift this promising innovative technology from academics to industrial standard
AcronymIWTOO23
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/21

GHOST: InteGrated and PHysically Optimised Battery System for Plug-in Vehicles Technologies

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:06:55 GMT

Description

The GHOST project addresses the topic GV-06-2017, “Physical integration of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at pack level aiming at increased energy density and efficiency” of the Green Vehicle (GV) work programme. The work proposed will, in a single coordinated project, address all the aspects of the call. The project activities will also include important contributions on the innovative Dual Battery System (DBS) architecture based on next generation of battery technologies (i.e. lithium sulphur) combined with high power battery and its impact on the reduction of complexity of the electric and electronic (E/E) architecture, improvement of energy density, energy efficiency, safety, scalability, modularity, and cost reduction.
Short titleGHOST
AcronymEU548
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/1731/03/21

HiFi-ELEMENTS : High Fidelity Electric Modelling and Testing

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:06:12 GMT

Description

Within the automotive product development cycle virtual and heterogeneous testing is becoming increasingly established through component, module and vehicle-level simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop test-beds—enabled by ever increasing computing power and communications bandwidth available.
Though a number of standards in this field have been established (FMI, ASAM XiL API), models are still mostly created in a fragmented manner: using domain-specific tools to create, manage and execute simulations; no standardisation of the content of the functional interfaces (FMI does standardise the format); limited scalability. This fragmentation leads to a lot of redundant effort as models of the same component or system are re-created several times.
HiFi-ELEMENTS will address this fragmentation through two main mechanisms: Firstly, we will develop, validate and publish a recommendation for standardisation of model interfaces for common e-drive components (e-machine, inverter, battery, DC/DC converter, thermal management system), and will implement compliant versions of existing models. Secondly, we will implement a seamless workflow linking extended versions of existing tools—a model/data management tool and a co-simulation tool for MiL and HiL environments—augmented with effort-saving automated methods for model parameterisation and test case generation.
Validation of standardised models and workflow will be done in 4 industrially relevant use cases depicting 4 common scenarios in e-drivetrain and EV development. On project conclusion, the interface recommendations and workflow methods will be disseminated in order to gain widespread EV-industry adoption. Consortium partners are very intensive users of virtual testing and will directly use the project results, while tool vendor partners will exploit the results by bringing extended software tools to market.
Short titleHiFi-ELEMENTS
AcronymEU545
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/20

OBELICS - Optimization of scalaBle rEaltime modeLs and functIonal testing for e-drive ConceptS

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:41:13 GMT

Description

As global warming is becoming a reality and transportation emissions affect public health in a visible way, while conventional fossil-fuelled vehicles face major difficulties in reducing their environmental impact, electric and electrified transportation appears as the only sustainable alternative to preserve the environment and support mobility needs. The switch of a major part of the mobility from conventional transportation to electric is already a major challenge for the automotive industry. However, it also a major market and employment opportunity for all the supply chain. Crucial for the future mass deployment of EVs that guarantee the continued mobility of persons and goods at minimum energy investment and emissions, is to combine vehicles affordability, industrial capacity, real operation performances and durability1. State-of-the-art EVs are not reaching these targets today due to limited technical maturity and constrained investment for decades (except some new actors like TESLA). Thus, leading to conventional electric powertrain design approaches and limited industrial skills and means, including testing and simulation. However, research and development of EVs at industrial scale is required to bring to the market in short period new mass-production compliant vehicles, implementing new components and architectures for higher operation efficiency. Todays’ combined lack of investment and skills with the fast-changing automotive landscape and market opportunities stress the electric vehicle development to deliver faster more efficient vehicle designs considering the components modularity enabling mass production and contributing to higher affordability. The OBELICS project will contribute in addressing these challenges.
Short titleOBELICS
AcronymEU543
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/20

Workshop: Sustainability Bootcamp (Brussels VUB-Campus, 9 April - 12 April 2018)

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:56:07 GMT

AcronymCONI611
StatusActive
Effective start/end date27/09/1731/12/19

Roadmap for the rectuction of climate and air emissions of freight transport - Specification AB/2017/03

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:56:48 GMT

Description

In this project, a roadmap for greenhouse gas emission reductions in the freight transport sector in Flanders is envisioned in order to help attaining the climate change targets for Flanders. From a longlist of measures, a selection is analysed deeper by using transport model simulations as well as multi-criteria multi-actor analysis and survey techniques. The aim is to develop a feasible and implementable roadmap with high-potential measures with a planning forecast on 2030.
Short titleMOW Roadmap
AcronymVLOV51
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/09/1730/11/18

High performant Wide Band Gap Power Electronics for Reliable, energy eFficient drivetrains and Optimization thRough Multi-physics simulation.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:22:40 GMT

Description

SUPPORT for EU-PROPOSAL H2020
Short titleHiPERFORM
AcronymBRGEOZ331
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date21/06/1721/09/17

Learning Loops in the Public Realm

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:54:25 GMT

Description

Research in the context of ERA NET COFUND Smart Urban Future-ENSUF.
Problems such as traffic congestion, safety and pollution are difficult to tackle as the mitigation involves multiple urban stakeholders.
The aim of LOOPER is to build a participatory co-creation methodology and platform to demonstrate ‘learning loops’ i.e. new ways of decision-making that bring together citizens, stakeholders and policy-makers to iteratively learn how to address such urban challenges. The methodology addresses the whole co-creation process. Citizens and stakeholders debate on topical issues, then frame the problem and collect data. The Looper platform visualizes the data, and enables the co-design of solutions which are evaluated and the best are put into practice and monitored.
Short titleLOOPER
AcronymBRGEOZ329
StatusActive
Effective start/end date15/06/1730/06/20

Onderaanneming: Potentieel van lichte elektrische voertuigen (LEV) in Vlaanderen

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:07:49 GMT

Description

Studie in 4 parts. Part one analyses the current market of light electric vehicles, including specifications and the foreseen regulations. Part 2 quantifies the potential of LEVS for Flanders encompassing energy-efficiency, environmental impact, total-cost-of ownership, mobility. Part 3 reports hurdles the users and the market have to overcome. The study ends with a list of recommendations for the Flemish government to foster te deployment of LEVs
Short titleCPT-LEV
AcronymWDGO1494
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/1724/09/17

SUPPORT for EU-PROPOSAL H2020: Smart material structures for high-performance safe passive thermal management for industrial application-Suprema

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:56 GMT

Description

SUPPORT for EU-PROPOSAL H2020: Smart material structures for high-performance safe passive thermal management for industrial application-Suprema
AcronymBRGEOZ328
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date19/02/174/05/17

Clean Power for Transport: Easy Mobility Incentives.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:28:41 GMT

VLOV46: Clean Power for Transport: Easy Mobility Incentives.

Vanhaverbeke, L.

1/02/1731/12/17

Project: FundamentalEconomics and applied economics, VUB: Economics

AcronymVLOV46
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/02/1731/12/17

ITHACA_infra: Infrastructure for thermal advanced characterization of drivetrain components

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:56:47 GMT

Description

ITHACA_infra: Infrastructure for thermal advanced characterization of drivetrain components
AcronymSOCMAAK10
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/02/1728/02/19