Engine retrofit for clean air
From 2016-04-20 00:00:00 to 2017-09-12 00:00:00
The prize aims at spurring the development of new technologies that can be applied to existing diesel engines and powertrains to reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible, in order to improve air quality issues in European cities. The Horizon Prize for the cleanest engine retrofit will be awarded to the contestants who will demonstrate on a running vehicle a solution for an existing engine and powertrains that best addresses the issue of greatly reducing emissions of NOx, particles, hydrocarbons in real driving conditions, while ensuring low levels of undesired other pollutants also in the future. Prize amount is expected to be € 1.5 million.The contest will be open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or groups of legal entities. Target audience are individuals, SMEs, research centres, universities suppliers of components and car manufacturers. The contest was launched on 20 April 2016 with a deadline on 12 September 2017 at 17.00 h. CET. Potential participants are encouraged to register for the contest by 12 June 2017. The Prize will be awarded in early 2018.