The combustion of fossil fuels leads to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollutants on a scale that is threatening to life on our planet in the long term. For the development of new engines, this means: a shift away from carbon-based fuels towards CO2-neutral, preferably CO2-free combustion. At the same time, the latest emission legislations, EURO 7 or comparable standards, must be met in order to reduce the pollution caused by harmful components of the exhaust gas. For pollutant- and
greenhouse gas-free combustion engines, the following applies: combustion on the one hand and the movement of the engine components on the other hand excite the engine structure to unwanted vibrations. These vibrations not only influence the operation and lifetime of the engine, they also affect the comfort of the vehicle occupants. For the development team, the task is to find resource-saving solutions that harmonise technical and socio-economic aspects in the best possible way.