Clean Propulsion Technologies

Project: Business Finland project

Project Details


In the light of energy transition in marine and off-road segments, the goal of the Clean Propulsion Technologies (CPT) Consortium is to secure the global technology leader position for the Finnish powertrain industry by creating a common vision and sustainable business solutions. This will be accomplished by moving the most promising, innovative (TRL3) powertrain technologies to Readiness Level (TRL) 5-6. These developments will secure compliance with emission and GHG regulations in both segments until 2035. In the long term, the goal is achieved by evolving the common technological roadmap for the marine and off-road sectors providing a consolidated plan for how to secure this compliance until 2050. The objectives pertain to several impactful innovations: an H2 engine demo, ultra-efficient RCCI combustion with biogas, advanced thermal management and novel catalyst solutions. All of those developments are further grasped into the context of combined combustion-electric-hydraulic operation and supported by state-of-the-art model-based control and power management solutions.

In this project, the emissions of combustion, and the ways to control these emissions are comprehensively studied by VTT in close co-operation with companies and research institutes. The main target is to find emissions reduction possibilities with combatible solutions of new engines, fuels and after-treatment systems developed by Finnish industry. Experiments of after-treatment systems are done in a research facility developed by VTT. A hydrogen engine demo is done at VTT as well. Gaseous and particle emissions are studied with state-of-the-art measurement methods. The Finnish companies are the primary users of the project results while the scientific publications enable also wider use of the research results.
Effective start/end date1/02/2131/12/23

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • University of Vaasa (lead)
  • Aalto University
  • Tampere University
  • Åbo Akademi University
  • Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT
  • Dinex Finland Oy
  • Wärtsilä Oyj Abp

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • Smart Energy


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