• Ein Mann zieht einen langen Schlauch mit Heizöl-Füllstutzen vom Tankwagen.
  • A metal box with pipes and cables
  • Three white vehicles, a motorbike and a truck standing on a road.

Welcome to the OWI gGmbH

The OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH is an independent and non-profit research institution. In cooperation with partners from industry and research, OWI researches and develops concepts and technologies in the fields of energy-efficient use of liquid conventional and alternative fuels and innovative efficiency technologies. The aim is to develop technically mature, low-greenhouse gas and low-emission solutions for the heat generation and mobility of tomorrow. OWI is a non-profit and recognized “Affiliated Institute to the RWTH Aachen University”.

News

Paraffinic heating oil in the tank

1. December 2022|

For owners of oil heating systems who want to contribute to climate protection with renewable energies, greenhouse gas-reduced paraffinic heating oils are an option in addition to the integration of solar energy. But can a fresh, purely paraffinic heating oil be refueled on top of a residual quantity of mineral oil-based heating oil that has been stored for years?

Efficient cooling of electric drives

2. November 2022|

Vehicles with electric drives need efficient cooling. In a current FVV e.V. research project, OWI Science for Fuels GmbH and RWTH Aachen University are investigating the purification of dielectric cooling fluids for electric drives based on fuel cell systems.

Methanol-to-gasoline – a new fuel with potential

25. October 2022|

Methanol-to-gasoline (MtG) has the potential to become a carbon-neutral and high-quality fuel of the future, replacing mineral oil-based gasoline. MtG blends with 10% bio-ethanol (MtG E10) or 15% 2-butanol (MtG 2-Bu15) are compliant with the EN 228 standard for gasoline and are therefore suitable for both newly registered and existing vehicles.

MtG as a gasoline substitute

11. October 2022|

Methanol-to-gasoline (MtG) is a new, synthetic fuel that could replace mineral oil-based gasoline in the future. OWI Science for Fuels GmbH, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and RWTH Aachen University are investigating the MtG production process for opportunities to optimize the process to produce ideal MtG fuels.

MultiSchIBZ successfully completed

10. June 2022|

The MultiSchiBZ research project has been successfully completed with a innovation boost for the use of fuel cells in maritime shipping. Over the past two years, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH has built and operated a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system in the laboratory.

OWI co-operates with National Institute of Engineering

14. April 2022|

OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and Tec4Fuels GmbH in Herzogenrath will co-operate in the future with the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) in Mysore, India. The co-operation agreement, which was signed at the end of March, serves to promote research and technical innovations, academic exchange and entrepreneurial commitment on the part of students and lecturers.

Jobs and career

  • Research and science
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Study, Bachelor, Master Theses
  • Student assistants

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Activity Report

With the activity report OWI takes stock of its business activities. Important aspects of the respective financial year, but also prospects and developments are summarised in it. The report is available for viewing and downloading.

News

Paraffinic heating oil in the tank

1. December 2022|

For owners of oil heating systems who want to contribute to climate protection with renewable energies, greenhouse gas-reduced paraffinic heating oils are an option in addition to the integration of solar energy. But can a fresh, purely paraffinic heating oil be refueled on top of a residual quantity of mineral oil-based heating oil that has been stored for years?

Efficient cooling of electric drives

2. November 2022|

Vehicles with electric drives need efficient cooling. In a current FVV e.V. research project, OWI Science for Fuels GmbH and RWTH Aachen University are investigating the purification of dielectric cooling fluids for electric drives based on fuel cell systems.

Methanol-to-gasoline – a new fuel with potential

25. October 2022|

Methanol-to-gasoline (MtG) has the potential to become a carbon-neutral and high-quality fuel of the future, replacing mineral oil-based gasoline. MtG blends with 10% bio-ethanol (MtG E10) or 15% 2-butanol (MtG 2-Bu15) are compliant with the EN 228 standard for gasoline and are therefore suitable for both newly registered and existing vehicles.

MtG as a gasoline substitute

11. October 2022|

Methanol-to-gasoline (MtG) is a new, synthetic fuel that could replace mineral oil-based gasoline in the future. OWI Science for Fuels GmbH, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and RWTH Aachen University are investigating the MtG production process for opportunities to optimize the process to produce ideal MtG fuels.

MultiSchIBZ successfully completed

10. June 2022|

The MultiSchiBZ research project has been successfully completed with a innovation boost for the use of fuel cells in maritime shipping. Over the past two years, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH has built and operated a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system in the laboratory.

OWI co-operates with National Institute of Engineering

14. April 2022|

OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and Tec4Fuels GmbH in Herzogenrath will co-operate in the future with the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) in Mysore, India. The co-operation agreement, which was signed at the end of March, serves to promote research and technical innovations, academic exchange and entrepreneurial commitment on the part of students and lecturers.

Offers for Students

  • Papers, Theses
  • Student Assistants

More

Activity Report

With the activity report OWI takes stock of its business activities. Important aspects of the respective financial year, but also prospects and developments are summarised in it. The report is available for viewing and downloading.