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FPInnovations’ PIT Group earns funding for engine project


August 18, 2014
By Rock to Road

August 18, 2014,
Pointe-Claire, Que. – FPInnovations has been awarded
government funding for a truck engine programming project through its
Performance Innovation Trucking (PIT) Group.

August 18, 2014,
Pointe-Claire, Que. – FPInnovations has been awarded
government funding for a truck engine programming project through its
Performance Innovation Trucking (PIT) Group.

 

"The entire road transport sector will
benefit from the PIT Group's research on engine programming,” says Pierre
Lapointe, President and CEO of FPInnovations. “In our opinion, a direct source
of fuel savings is "waiting in the wings" behind engine programming,
and a better understanding of engine programming will help all industries
improve their energy performance."

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The initiative of "Programming commercial
vehicle engines to reduce fuel consumption and emissions" will help
develop parameters adapted to various applications, and then evaluate the
potential cost savings and make the related knowledge public. This project will
make it possible not only to optimize new engines, but also to develop
programming devised for targeted uses that will contribute to optimizing or
modifying the configuration of an engine when a truck's purpose is changed.

 

The partners in this project include Cummins
Eastern Canada and ASMAVERMEQ as well as the Société des Alcools du Québec and
Cascades Transport inc. FPInnovations research suggest that appropriate engine
programming could represent fuel savings of 10-15 per cent.