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Welcome to the HDGAS project

The overall objective of the HDGAS project is to develop, demonstrate and optimize advanced powertrain concepts for dual-fuel and for pure natural gas operation engines, perform integration thereof into heavy duty vehicles and confirm achievement of Euro VI emissions standards, in-use compliance under real-world driving conditions and CO2 or greenhouse gas targets currently under definition.

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Concept of HDGAS

The European market for Natural Gas and Dual Fuel Vehicles is modest in absolute vehicle numbers. However, major opportunity exists to expand the deployment of heavy-duty natural gas (NGVs) and dual fuel vehicles (DFVs). A major advantage of natural gas as a heavy-duty transportation fuel is its relatively low price compared to diesel fuel on an energy-equivalent basis.
The project partners believe in LNG as a real alternative for medium & long distance transport - first as a complementary fuel and later as an adequate substitute for diesel.
The broader societal challenge is the development of advanced non-hybrid powertrain concepts for heavy duty vehicles (either dual-fuel or optimised for pure natural gas operation)....
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HDGAS partner locations

HDGAS partner locations

Events related to HDGAS

Scope of HDGAS

The overall goal of the HDGAS project is to achieve advanced LNG vehicle fuel systems, powertrain concepts and aftertreatment systems for dual-fuel and optimised for pure natural gas operation engines with an attractive price-performance ratio. And, to integrate these technologies into heavy duty vehicles and proof compliance with Euro VI standards (EU6RDE) and fuel economy targets currently under definition. Read more...

Partners about

Gernot HasenbichlerGernot HasenbichlerAVL
“AVL is participating the HDGAS program because we believe that gas engines have a high market potential in future for a couple of reasons. The relatively good availability is one, the prize advantage is another one and the significant reduction in CO2 emissions is a third one..." Read more...
Alexander SchenkAlexander SchenkBorgwarner
“HDGas is a great opportunity for BorgWarner to demonstrate and to shape our capabilities in ignition systems in the HD vehicle sector that is usually dominated by compression ignition.” Read more...
Steffen MausSteffen MausDaimler
"Daimler has long-standing experience in the development of trucks and consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving. Natural Gas offers a serious option to qualify as an alternative fuel to Diesel for heavy-duty vehicles..." Read more...
Teuvo MaunulaTeuvo MaunulaDinex
“Dinex Ecocat is pleased to be a part of HD GAS consortium, where the all main players in relation to mobile natural gas applications are involved. Our company is focused on catalytic AFTERtreatment systems purifying exhaust gases formed BEFORE those treatments…” Read more…
Giancarlo DelloraGiancarlo DelloraFPT
“How can Heavy Duty vehicles’ contribution to climate change be reduced in the future? The HDGAS project will provide an answer to this question: new technical solutions for advanced Powertrain concepts will be investigated, as well new Exhaust Aftertreatment systems, allowing…” Read more...
Xavier RibasXavier RibasIdiada
“Applus IDIADA group is pleased to be part of the HDGAS Project. We expect from HDGAS a new technology development for Heavy Duty vehicles, and significant air quality improvements (complying with EUVI emissions standards and meeting the GHG emissions targets currently under definition)...." Read more...
Johann WeinzierlJohann WeinzierlMAN
We as MAN are very proud of being a part of the HDGAS co-funded project, which allows us to develop a new and innovative technology. We think that the project will provide breakthroughs for LNG as fuel. We see this project as a milestone in research and developing of commercial vehicles where we..." Read more...
Enrico TronconiEnrico TronconiPolimi
“The Laboratory of Catalysis and Catalytic Processes and the Internal Combustion Engine Group at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano are happy to contribute to the HDGAS Project with their expertise in Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Technologies and in modelling of IC engines…" Read more...
Andrew NobleAndrew NobleRicardo
“For future heavy commercial vehicles, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a critical priority.  A promising route towards this goal is the more widespread use of natural gas, as an alternative to conventional liquid fossil fuels…” Read more…
Hannes RestHannes RestSAG
"SAG is very pleased to participate in the HDGAS project. As the world market leader in fuel tanks for heavy goods vehicles we are looking forward to provide our tank expertise to this project. We have a lot of experience with LNG tanks without pump…” Read more…
Helmut EichslederHelmut EichslederTUGraz
“We are pleased about being part of a project which addresses such globally important issues as the greenhouse gas emissions of heavy duty vehicles. This project combines the efforts of almost all stakeholders of the industry and research facilities.” Read more… 
Mika SuvantoMika SuvantoUEF
“HDGAS project brings together highly skilled industrial partners and research institutes creating an effective tool to promote introduction of the latest technology for modern heavy-duty vehicles. Catalyst research group of UEF considers the project as an excellent opportunity to expand…” Read more…
Frederik PanikFrederik PanikUASE
“Trucks are of ultimate importance today and in the foreseeable future. Working together with key industrial companies in Europe is a big and great opportunity for UASE to contribute with scientific and pragmatic work to the development of sustainable solutions for high efficient, low emission and GHG...” Read more… 
Kathrin BraunKathrin BraunUniresearch
"HDGAS is a challenging project with 19 partners. Due to the complexity Uniresearch will be able to demonstrate its added value. Uniresearch is the project manager of the HDGAS project...." Read more...

Project interactions

The HDGAS project will be closely following the activities of the Seventh Framework Programme LNG Blue Corridors project as the LNG Blue Corridors project continues to create an LNG market in Europe. There are 5 LNG facilities built so far. Nearly 3,5 million km were driven by the current fleet of 30 LNG BC trucks.
It is foreseen to collaborate with the GasOn project, submitted under the call: GV.3-2014. Future natural gas powertrains and components for cars and vans. The collaboration focuses on the fuel quality sensor developed in GasOn.