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We Delivered

a high efficiency selective catalytic reduction system

Informing new world-first technology to reduce diesel emissions by Loughborough University

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We are Delivering

three large scale marine technology demonstration projects

Which will each create an 8-12% improvement in fuel efficiency for marine vessels

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Land Vehicle Systems Integration - Phase 3 Demonstration

This project will build and test a new Caterpillar AT725 articulated truck demonstration vehicle that will integrate the various platform technologies defined in the Phase 1 project to verify the predicted fuel efficiency improvements

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High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships (HEPS) - Phase 3

A project to develop a High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships which aims to reduce fuel consumption by around 8%.

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Marine Waste Heat Recovery - Phase 3

A project which aims to develop and demonstrate a Waste Heat Recovery System for ships that could deliver fuel efficiency savings of at least 8%

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Flettner Rotor Sails - Phase 3

The project will be the first installation of wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker vessel, and will provide insights into fuel savings and operational experience

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Engine Air Systems - Phase 2

This project will design and develop a highly responsive and efficient Engine Air System that will enable engine downsising and alternative engine operating strategies with their associated fuel efficiency gains

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Marine Vessel Technology Assessment System

To help financiers understand and confidently quantify the benefits in investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels.

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HDV Programme Overview

An overview of the Heavy Duty Vehicles programme area

Lower Drivetrain Parasitic Losses Reduction - Phase 2

A project seeking to cut the amount of parasitic losses in HDV lower drivetrain systems by 50%.

High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction - Phase 2

This project has designed and developed a high efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System that operates effectively over a wide range of operating conditions and produces low levels of GHG when co-optimised with an engine

Land Vehicle Systems Integration - Phase 1

A project focusing on concept engineering of innovative and efficient heavy duty land vehicles

Heavy Duty Vehicle Efficiency

An early desktop study to identify opportunites to improve efficiency in heavy duty vehicles

Waste Heat Driven Air Conditioning System - Phase 2

A project to develop a tailored thermal heat-pump component to be integrated in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems in HDV’s.

Rolling Resistance Optimisation System - Phase 2

The aim of this project is to design, develop and demonstrate an innovative system that can optimise the tyre operating pressure for any given condition

On-Highway Market Analysis Project

The aim of this project is to provide an improved understanding of the current activities and trends currently occurring in the On-Highway Heavy Duty Vehicle arena.

Gas Well to Motion Modelling for HDVs - Phase 2

A project to produce a model to calculate the well-to-motion GHG emissions for LNG and CNG HDV’s in the UK market, in comparison to current diesel fuel infrastructure and technology, encompassing land and marine vessels

Marine Vessel Systems Integration - Phase 1

This project has completed the creation and integration of a full-scale shipping model that is focused on the activity of and the vessels involved in the UK’s seabased transportation needs

Data Analysis Optimisation - Phase 2

A project to develop a method of capturing and processing data from trucks that can be used as an input to a prediction tool to calculate fuel efficiency for various design and/or investment decisions

Low Temperature Methane Catalysis - Phase 2

This project was focussed on developing and understanding potentially attractive catalyst coating chemistries that can enable lower temperature methane catalysis in an exhaust stream

On Highway Simulation Support - Phase 3

The aim of this project is to provide an improved understanding of the current activities and trends currently occurring in the On-Highway Heavy Duty Vehicle arena


HGVs and their role in a future energy system

  • Matthew Joss
    Principal Engineer
  • 29 August 2019

Targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficiency for marine vessels

  • Stuart Bradley
    Strategy Manager
  • 24 January 2017


Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV)


programme Specialists

Chris Thorne

Chris Thorne

Chief Technical Officer

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Darryl Hylands

Darryl Hylands

Programme Manager - HDV Land

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Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Programme Manager - HDV Marine & Offshore Renewables

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Deborah Stubbs

Deborah Stubbs

Project Manager

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David Butler

David Butler

Project Manager

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Matthew Joss

Matthew Joss

Principal Engineer

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Leena Tailor

Leena Tailor

Junior Project Manager

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