Light Duty Gasoline
Introduction: Gasoline Application
The spark-ignited gasoline engine is still the most common internal combustion engine (ICE) built into passenger cars and light duty vehicles (LDV). Globally, more than 70 million vehicles are presently equipped with gasoline engines increasing further to >80 million vehicles beyond 2020.
Introducing the three-way catalyst (TWC) in the late 1980s and early 1990s, emissions from gasoline engines have already been reduced significantly. With further growing emphasis on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, fuel-saving engine technologies – like the gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine – have been established broadly in the market. These more efficient GDI engines and their different combustion modes (lean burn, stoichiometric and full power output) require highly advanced aftertreatment solutions especially regarding NOx and particle emissions.
Umicore provides technical solutions supporting car manufacturers (OEM) around the world fulfilling ever tightening global emission standards. Our portfolio for gasoline applications includes three-way catalysts (TWC), NOx storage catalysts (NSC) as well as catalysed gasoline particulate filters (cGPF).
Market trends for gasoline applications