Scania introduces bioethanol engine for long-distance applications

24.05.2018 09:42:32

MAY 18, 2018

The company says the 410 horsepower vehicle can enable CO2 reductions of up to 90%.

Scania has released an alternative fuel engine option for the new truck generation and Euro 6 emissions standard. The new bioethanol engine delivers 2,150 Nm, equal to that of its diesel counterpart. The fuel consumption is also on a par with a conventional diesel engine.

The truck uses compression ignition similar to conventional diesels, which limits the need for hardware modifications. The more significant changes made to the engine are to the fuel injection system and modified cylinders for increased compression. The SCR after-treatment is the same that is used by Scania in nearly all its Euro 6 engines.

Scania's bioethanol engines operate on ED95, an ethanol grade that includes five percent ignition improver and lubricants. This additive in meant to enable the engine to function according to the diesel principle with compression ignition. In addition to helping to reduce CO2 emissions, the bioethanol engine also has positive impacts on NOx and particulate emissions.

"The bioethanol engine is ideal for several applications and will perform excellently in both construction tippers and long-distance tractors", says Henrik Eng, a product director at Scania Trucks.