SAE 2014 International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

Technical Session Schedule

Monday, October 20

Panel: Emerging Powertrain and Emission System Technologies for Future Green Energy Opportunities and Greenhouse Emission Reduction
(Session Code: FFL490)

Room TBD  

Responding to global challenges on global climate changes, new fuel economy and greenhouse gas targets to minimize global warming are key drivers for light and heavy duty vehicle development around the world. The emerging powertrain technology changes are critical to meet these targets which will generate unique challenges and opportunities for emission control systems. Driven by a growing understanding and concern of the health impacts of vehicle emissions, the trends for global regulations on vehicle emissions will continue to tighten. Future emission control solutions must consider their impacts on both traditional auto emission pollutants, as well as greenhouse gases. This proposed panel presentation will focus on several emerging powertrain and after treatment technology trends within the exhaust emission control industry for both heavy duty and light-duty applications. Specific emissions challenges faced by engine and vehicle manufacturers will be addressed through this modern technology on exhaust emission controls into powertrain system solutions. The proposed panel discussion will also provide important future opportunities for further emissions reductions from both light and heavy duty vehicle sources. The industry trends in emissions control systems for both gasoline and diesel vehicles will be discussed and compared for different global markets. This Panel Session will discuss the well-to-wheel energy efficiency and their total greenhouse emission of the current and advanced gasoline and diesel engine systems in detail. A technology overview of advanced powertrain systems will be provided with more feasible technology solutions for greenhouse emission reduction and fuel-efficient lubricant formulation. The converging issues of energy sustainability and environmental solutions will also be discussed in details. Simon Tung (Vanderbilt Chemicals) and Victor Wong (MIT) will be co-chairing the event for the SAE Powertrain and F&L Committee. Invited speakers (4-5) will make oral presentations at this panel session, lasting a maximum of twenty five minutes including each Q&A. This session will also include 30 minutes Q&A for entire panel discussion. The total length is approximately 2 hours.

Organizers - Simon C. Tung, Vanderbilt Chemical Co.; Victor W. Wong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time Paper No. Title
10:00 Panel
Introduction and Welcoming
Moderators - Simon C. Tung, Vanderbilt Chemical Co.
10:10
Emerging Powertrain Technologies' IMpact on Future Engine Lubricant and Emission System Requirements
Panelists -
Timothy Johnson, Corning Inc.

10:50
Lubricant Formulations to Enhance Engine Efficiency in Modern Internal Combustion Engines
Panelists -
Wai K. Cheng, MIT

11:10
Novel Approach of Low SAP Diesel Engine Lubricants for Environmental Sustainability
Panelists -
James A. McGeehan, Chevron Global Lubricants

12:00
Open Discussion

Planned by Exhaust Aftertreatment and Emissions Committee / Powertrain Fuels and Lubricants Activity