31 May 2023 09:00 at 13:00Hydrogen for Zero-CO2 Internal Combustion Engines


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The gradual decarbonization of means of transport is essential to achieve a sustainable mobility system, considering the sectors of road and off-road, industrial, naval and aeronautical transport.The contribution of a widespread, reliable and economical propulsion technology such as the internal combustion engine can be very important, when using climate-neutral fuels, instead of conventional fossil fuels. Hydrogen and derived synthetic fuels (e-fuels) can play an important role in this area, making it possible to achieve zero CO2 emissions, similarly to the case of electric vehicles, and tailpipe polluting emissions with near-zero impact.Overall, engines fed by hydrogen and non-fossil synthetic fuels can provide a complementary solution to the electrification of part of transportation, being based on a reliable, flexible and economical technology, contributing to a rapid transition towards zero CO2 emission mobility.

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INTRODUCTION – 9:15-10:15
Opening by the Head of  Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano
Davide Bonalumi «Emissioni sul ciclo di vita nei trasporti»
Gianluca D’Errico «Motori a combustione interna aidrogeno: efficienza e emissioni»
Stefano Campanari «Ruolo dell’idrogeno per gli obiettivi net-zero CO2 nei trasporti e nel sistema energetico»

KEYNOTE by AndrĂ© Casal Kulzer – University of Stuttgart – 10:15-10:45
«Sustainable Powertrain Systems Innovation: from Electrification to Hydrogen and E-Fuels»


ROUND TABLE – Moderated by Gian Luca Pellegrini – Director of “Quattroruote” – 11:00-13:00
Massimo Medda – Powertrain Innovation Manager – Ferrari
Christian Schultze – Director Research & Operations – Mazda Motor Europe (Germany)
Angelo Camerini – Head of Engine Design and Development, Giovanni Bonandrini – Senior CAE Analyst & Innovation Leader – Lamborghini Automobili
Paolo Pollesel – Head of Renewable, New Energies and Material Science Research Center – Eni
Andrea Gerini – Open Innovation – FPT Industrial
Alberto Vassallo – Technical Specialist, Combustion Systems – PUNCH Torino
Clino D’Epiro – Innovation, IP and Product Optimization Manager – NGV Powertrain
Isotta Fraschini – MotoriS.p.A.TBC


31 May 2023
09:00 at 13:00


Politecnico di Milano, Aula Carassa Dadda (edificio BL 28)

Via Lambruschini, 4 - 20156 Milano


Politecnico di Milano