SAE 2013 Fuels, Lubricants, and Aftertreatment Symposium: Achieving Fuel Economy and GHG Targets

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, November 20

Emissions Control: Industry Trends
(Session Code: FLE300)

Room Regency A  9:00 a.m.

The Industry Trends session will focus on engine and aftertreatment system technologies being utilized in current and near-term production applications in order to meet the legislated criteria pollutant emissions limits while enabling improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Expert panelists from multiple industries and agencies will discuss the current market for aftertreatment and emission control systems, and possible directions for future aftertreatment and emissions control systems.

Moderators - Timothy Johnson, Corning Inc.

Time Paper No. Title
9:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Trends in Exhaust Emission Control Technology
Driven by a growing understanding and concern of the health impacts of vehicle exhaust, global regulations for mobile emissions continue to tighten. Future emission control solutions must consider their impacts on both traditional criteria pollutants, as well as green house gases. This presentation will focus on several 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 the integration of exhaust controls into systems solutions. The presentation will also raise important future opportunities for further emissions reductions from mobile sources.
Rasto Brezny, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Assoc.
9:20 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Emission Control Challenges for Advanced Combustion Approaches
The automotive industry will simultaneously face three major challenges over the next decade. The challenges are associated with aggressive fuel economy standards, new proposed U.S. EPA Tier 3 emission standards, and government laws requiring increased use of renewable fuels. As automobiles are designed to meet these requirements, emission control systems will need to achieve lower overall tailpipe emissions under a variety of exhaust conditions dictated by the chosen powertrain for the vehicle. In this presentation, emission control challenges associated with different advanced combustion approaches will be presented along with potential catalyst-based solutions of interest.
James E. Parks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:40 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Fuel Economy and GHG Impacts on Light Duty Emissions Control
New fuel economy and greenhouse gas targets to minimize global warming are key drivers for light duty vehicle development around the world. The engineering changes needed to meet these targets will generate unique challenges and opportunities for emission control systems. The industry trends in light duty emissions control systems for gasoline and diesel vehicles will be discussed and compared for different global markets. This will include the impact of engine strategies for CO2 reduction together with new legislative focus on real world emissions and GHG reduction while still needing to meet tightening criteria pollutants standards.
Julian P. Cox, Johnson Matthey Inc.
10:00 a.m. Panel