Reducing fuel consumption through application of an aerodynamic head on mufflers of the internal combustion engine
Reducing fuel consumption through application of an aerodynamic head on mufflers of the internal combustion engine
The project aims to address the environmental issue related to air pollution caused by emissions arising from the use of motor vehicles. The project envisages producing a special device, muffler aerodynamic extension model (MAEM) to be installed on vehicle muffler for reduction of fuel consumption without affecting the engine power. Relevantly, the emissions of engine, particularly emission of carbon dioxide will be reduced.
The efficiency of the project will be evaluated through conduction of tests on motor vehicles of different models in the town of Vedi and on vehicle fleet of “Grand Candy” LLC, “Arminco” LLC and “Baron” taxi service.
It is expected to:
• Develop technological equipment for MAEM production and produce 3000 units of MAEM,
• Conduct testing on different types of motor vehicles including the result analysis,
• Production of video film demonstrating the MAEM installation and testing process. Disseminate information on the results achieved, organize marketing, advertising and awareness campaign,
• Involvement of investors to fund the further production of the device.
As a result of the MAEM application the carbon dioxide emission will be reduced by 961 tons, consumption of fuel by motor vehicles will be reduced by 10-15%.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 19,814.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,100.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 21,800.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
At least 1,000 community members will be involved in the project activities by participating in the installation, monitoring and evaluation of testing process, as well as attend special workshops on introduction of new technologies in addressing the environmental issues. Particular thematic training will be held on the MAEM application, its practical use and impact.
Policy Influence
Based on GEF environmental priorities, it is aimed at reducing air pollution and promoting introduction of innovative low carbon technologies through promotion of simple and cost effective solutions and establishment of small and medium enterprises. The project is in harmony with the Millennium Development Goals adopted by Armenia, i.e. Goal number 7, Ensure environmental sustainability, Target 7B.
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 950
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 1
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 3000


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Mr. Mkrtich Gimishyan
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