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11th International Engine Congress 2024

Meeting Place for the Powertrain and Sustainable Fuels Community

27-02-2024 – 28-02-2024 – Baden-Baden or virtually via live stream

Meeting Place for the Powertrain and Sustainable Fuels Community

11th International Engine Congress 2024

Not only battery-electric but also thermodynamic powertrains are imperative for the implementation of the mobility turnaround and the global reduction of CO2 emissions. Largely hybridised and powered by hydrogen and synthetic fuels from renewable sources, they make an important contribution both to the huge global fleet of over 1.3 billion vehicles and to new vehicles. The powertrains of new vehicle generations will also have to rely on this proven technology for decades to come in order to be able to meet the steadily increasing global mobility needs in a climate-friendly way. The International Engine Congress as a knowledge forum and industry meeting place for engine development addresses the entire system of engine technology: from energy generation to energy storage to energy conversion. With its unique concept, it brings together the current technological state of knowledge of the entire system of non-fossil fuels and internal combustion engines and their holistic evaluation with regard to climate protection. It is thus the central, practice-oriented platform for the exchange of knowledge and suitable systemic strategies for meeting the Paris and Glasgow climate targets.

The political target in Europe is to ban vehicles powered by internal combustion engines from 2035 in order to achieve zero emissions in the transportation sector stage by stage via the “Fit for 55” package of measures. What remains unresolved in the ongoing debate is the necessary discussion between the political, scientific, and social stakeholders on the integration of electrofuels and therefore on a sector-linked assessment in the final legislation.

Concern about global climate change continues to increase. In Europe, discussions are still being dominated for political reasons by a ban on internal combustion engines through defined CO2 fleet limit values and emissions standards. It will be interesting to see when the proposed one-sided, battery-oriented solution for passenger cars and commercial vehicles will become more adapted to the target orientations of other regions.

Leading Asian countries and others, together with industry and science, are relying on innovations for the production and use of energy in mobility that are open to all technologies. Only in this way can the defossilization of existing vehicle fleets – which is absolutely essential if we are to achieve our goals – be implemented quickly and in an economically justifiable manner. Due to the complex diversity of applications, a key role will be played by the creation of circular energy, raw material, supply, and production chains.

The congress will examine the future role of the internal combustion engine and its non-fossil fuels from the global perspective of leading experts.


Stay abreast of current trends and benefit from a lead in knowledge!

  • You can expect international speakers as well as top-level presentations and panel discussions
  • The congress is a great opportunity to “network“ – the evening event for the engine community offers stimulating discussions in an informal atmosphere
  • The trade exhibition, held in parallel, provides ample information about innovative products and services

PC – CV – Fuels

Main topics

  • Carbon-neutral IC engines from a global perspective
  • CO2 recycling as a key topic for reFuels
  • Further development potentials for the IC engine
  • Hydrogen and other sustainable energy sources
  • Legal and technological differences in the markets

Panel discussion: No climate protection without IC engines!


Dr. Holger Becker
Member of the German Parliament

Michael Fleiss

Dr. Monika Griefahn
eFuel Alliance e. V.

Benjamin Krieger
CLEPA – European Association of Automotive Suppliers

Takahiro Nagai
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp

Top Speakers

Jonathan Atkinson
Cummins Inc., United Kingdom

Dina Bacovsky
BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH, Austria

Michael Fleiss
Aurobay, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Uwe Dieter Grebe
AVL List GmbH, Austria

Dr. Monika Griefahn
eFuel Alliance e. V., Germany

Thorsten Herdan
HIF EMEA GmbH, Germany

Benjamin Krieger
CLEPA, Belgium

Dr. Markus Münz & 
Dr. Magnus Schmitt

VDMA e. V., Germany

Takahiro Nagai
National Research and Development Agency / New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan

Benoit Poulet
Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland) GmbH, Germany

Prof. Dr. Peter Schöggl
AVL List GmbH, Austria

Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp
DEUTZ AG, Germany

Information of our sponsor


This event is primarily aimed at engineers and technicians in the industry or persons involved in research and teaching who are engaged in the optimization of the traditional development areas of the combustion engine or the advancement of procedures and systems to produce conventional or renewable fuels and lubricants. The lectures will be equally attractive for chemists and biologists who work in this industry. The focus will be on both diesel and spark-ignition engines (gasoline / gas) for passenger and commercial vehicles and off-highway applications.


Kongresshaus Baden-Baden

Augustaplatz 10
76530 Baden-Baden


virtually via live stream

Conference language

German and English with simultaneous interpreting
(German – English / English – German)

The accompanying trade exhibition

A trade exhibition of interesting suppliers and service providers rounds off the conference and provides the opportunity to find out about innovations on site.

Details on the trade exhibition


27-02-2024 – 28-02-2024
Baden-Baden or virtually via live stream

Participation fee

EUR 2,017.05

incl. VAT

EUR 1,695.00

plus VAT

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Your contact partners

Participants – consulting and booking

Your contact partners

Participants – consulting and booking
Hannah Klusmann

+49 (0) 611. 7878 321


Exhibition and sponsoring
Exhibition and sponsoring
Alex Woidich

+49 (0) 611. 7878 206


From the Editor

The organizers

Media partner

Scientific Director and Advisory Board

Scientific Director of the Congress

Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer
Editor-in-Charge ATZ | MTZ Group

Three program advisory boards made up of outstanding personalities from each of the fields involved support our congress in terms of planning and finding topics.