8th RGMT Program

Thursday, 12-09-2024

Session 1: Requirements for Sustainable Marine Fuels

Prof. Gunnar Stiesch

MAN Energy Solutions SE

Chair: Session 1

Timothy Wilson

Lloyds Register

The transition to sustainable marine fuels (SMF) away from petroleum fuels

Dr. Michael Kass

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biofuels as heavy fuel oil substitutes in the maritime sector: Findings and potential pathways

Sönke Diesener

NABU Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.

NABUs view on decarbonization of shipping with special attention on future fuels potentially harmful emissions

Session 2: Impacts of Future Fuels on industrial R&D Processes

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Ghent University,
Lund University

Chair: Session 2

Dr. Beat von Rotz


Experimental investigations and simulation validation regarding future fuel combustion systems of low-speed two-stroke engines using WinGD’s spray and combustion chamber

Dr. Manickam Bhuvaneswaran

MAN Energy Solutions SE

Development of dual fuel methanol engines using CFD techniques for PFI and HPDI injection strategies

Session 3: Engine Sub-Systems for Future Fuels

Dominik Schneiter


Chair: Session 3 & Pitches

Dr. Qiyan Zhou

Accelleron c/o Turbo Systems Switzerland Ltd

Turbocharging strategies to enable fuel-flexibility over a full operating map in a 4-stroke marine engine

Prof. Grigorios Koltsakis

Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Emission control concepts for large two-stroke ammonia engines


Elomatic Consulting & Engineering Oy
CFD investigation of explosion pressure and pressure relief from methane-hydrogen-air mixtures in confined spaces

Schaller - Industrielle Automationstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Development of a modular hydrogen and methane monitoring system for the crankcase of large marine and stationary engines

Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG
Methanol PFI-injector platform for medium speed engines

Rostock University, LKV
The InnoFuels project

Session 4: Pathways to Green Marine Fuels

Dr. Dirk Bergmann

Accelleron c/o Turbo Systems Switzerland Ltd

Chair: Session 4

Dr. Fabian Pinkert


Cashew nutshell liquid compatibility testing - Methodology and case reports

Dr. Satoshi Kawauchi

National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, National Maritime Research Institute

Progress and prospect of combustion technologies developed in Japan for zero-carbon fuels

Dr. Nicole Wermuth

Large Engines Competence Center

High-pressure ammonia-diesel dual fuel combustion in medium-speed engines

friday, 13-09-2024

Session 5: Ammonia Combustion

Dr. Daniel Chatterjee

Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH

Chair: Session 5

Annalena Braun

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie – Institut für Kolbenmaschinen

Combustion concept for ammonia-fuelled cracker-engine-unit as propulsion system for inland waterway vessels

Phillip Thorau

WTZ Roßlau gGmbH

Fundamental investigation of an ammonia HPDF combustion process on high-speed engines

Dr. Shinsuke Murakami

AVL List GmbH

A spark ignited combustion concept for ammonia powered high-speed large engines – Test bed and 3D CFD simulation results

Session 6: Methanol Combustion

Prof. Kai Herrmann

FHNW - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Chair: Session 6

GwangHyeon Yu

Hyundai Heavy Industries

HD Hyundai Heavy Industries organizing lineup of medium-speed methanol engine

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

Ghent University,
Lund University

Simulation of large bore methanol-fuelled spark ignition engines

Dr. Ludovico Viglione

Wärtsilä Services Switzerland

Methanol retrofit technologies, from concept to engine operation – Performance and emissions evaluations on a large bore engine

Session 7: Optical Injection and Combustion Analysis

Prof. Andreas Wimmer

Graz University of Technology - Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems

Chair: Session 7

Silas Wüthrich

FHNW - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

The GHG reduction potential of high-IMEP pure ammonia combustion

Marco Coppo


Design and characterisation of a port fuel injector for high power medium speed engines

Jules Christopher Dinwoodie

Rostock University, LKV

3D – CFD simulation and experimental characterisation of direct gaseous injection for a medium speed dual-fuel engine

Session 8: System Approaches for GHG Reduction

Dr. Horst Brünnet

Schaller -
Industrielle Automations-technik GmbH & Co. KG

Chair: Session 8 & Wildcard

Domagoj Zovak

Robert Bosch GmbH

Carbon Capture for point source emissions – Meeting market requirements with innovation


CIMAC Cascades