For the 7th time, more than 300 international engine developers met in Baden-Baden to discuss the future of the combustion engine in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The topic of fuels was of particular importance, since synthetic fuels are considered to be a key to the emission-neutral operation of diesel and petrol engines.
In addition to 10 plenary lectures and an intensive panel discussion on "Future mobility and environmental policy goals - What place does the combustion engine occupy?" with representatives from the automotive industry, consumer protection and Fridays for Future, the experts will discuss solutions for
- Climate protection: specifications, technology, economics, markets, life cycle
- Gasoline, diesel and gas engines: Optimization of efficiency, electrification, CO2 reduction
- emissions: Outlook EU7, real emissions, possible solutions
- Synthetic CO2-neutral fuels, hydrogen: Efficiencies, production, application, costs
An accompanying trade exhibition with around 25 exhibitors and an exclusive evening event in the Unimog Museum in Gaggenau rounded off the congress.