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

Admixture of biogenic fuels and combustibles in the test

8. July 2020|

With a view to climate protection, laboratory tests were carried out to investigate the addition of higher proportions of regenerative paraffinic fuels and fatty acid methyl ester to middle distillates such as heating oil and diesel fuel. Safe operation of engines and oil heating systems with different fuel mixtures is therefore possible under certain conditions.

Development of sustainable marine fuels

25. June 2020|

In an EU-funded research project, an international consortium aims to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels to replace heavy fuel oils in shipping. The IDEALFUEL project aims to create sustainable alternatives by developing new efficient and low-cost methods to produce low-sulphur heavy fuel oils from wood-based non-food biomass. OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and TEC4FUELS GmbH are involved in the project as research partners.

Multi-fuel fuel gas generator developed for CHP plants

22. June 2020|

A new type of multi-fuel fuel gas generator has the potential to make more flexible use of the increasing variety of alternative liquid fuels in low-output gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Scaling for medium output is possible. For example, fuel gas generators can be used to convert hydrogenated vegetable oils and bioethanol into a hydrogen-rich gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production of electricity and heat. The multi-fuel fuel gas generator can compensate for the fluctuating chemical-physical properties of different biogenic fuels.

New name for the OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut

24. April 2020|

OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut has changed its name and is now called OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH. With this change of name, the research institute wants to consistently emphasize that its focus has long been on technically mature, low-emission and low-greenhouse gas solutions for the mobility and heat generation of tomorrow. The aim of research and development at OWI Science for Fuels is to make liquid fuels and combustibles based on conventional and renewable energies particularly efficient and safe to use. In order to advance these research activities, OWI Science for Fuels is actively involved in large research clusters. OWI Science for Fuels remains an affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University.

Producing greases faster and more economically

14. February 2020|

Lubricants are an important component in almost every mechanical process. Almost every mechanical applications require lubricants.  Particularly high requirements must be met by greases for which lifetime lubrication is used, such as for windscreen wipers in vehicles. Ensuring the quality of the grease in the manufacturing process is of great importance. Because only with lubricants of  by ensuring optimum guaranteed quality high lubrication efficiency, low grease consumption and long service life of the lubricated system can be achieved. Therefore, every progress in the manufacturing process is a contribution to sustainability and the conservation of resources.

REDIFUEL – first results from laboratory tests

6. February 2020|

In the EU project REDIFUEL the production of a renewable diesel biofuel is being researched, which is compatible (drop-in capable) with conventional fuels in any mixture ratio. After more than a year of research work, the current REDIFUEL newsletter offers an overview of the initial results. One of the numerous intermediate steps on the way to a drop-in capable product was the design of a distillation process to set a standard flash point of the REDIFUEL.

Offers for Students

  • Papers, 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

Admixture of biogenic fuels and combustibles in the test

8. July 2020|

With a view to climate protection, laboratory tests were carried out to investigate the addition of higher proportions of regenerative paraffinic fuels and fatty acid methyl ester to middle distillates such as heating oil and diesel fuel. Safe operation of engines and oil heating systems with different fuel mixtures is therefore possible under certain conditions.

Development of sustainable marine fuels

25. June 2020|

In an EU-funded research project, an international consortium aims to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels to replace heavy fuel oils in shipping. The IDEALFUEL project aims to create sustainable alternatives by developing new efficient and low-cost methods to produce low-sulphur heavy fuel oils from wood-based non-food biomass. OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and TEC4FUELS GmbH are involved in the project as research partners.

Multi-fuel fuel gas generator developed for CHP plants

22. June 2020|

A new type of multi-fuel fuel gas generator has the potential to make more flexible use of the increasing variety of alternative liquid fuels in low-output gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Scaling for medium output is possible. For example, fuel gas generators can be used to convert hydrogenated vegetable oils and bioethanol into a hydrogen-rich gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production of electricity and heat. The multi-fuel fuel gas generator can compensate for the fluctuating chemical-physical properties of different biogenic fuels.

New name for the OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut

24. April 2020|

OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut has changed its name and is now called OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH. With this change of name, the research institute wants to consistently emphasize that its focus has long been on technically mature, low-emission and low-greenhouse gas solutions for the mobility and heat generation of tomorrow. The aim of research and development at OWI Science for Fuels is to make liquid fuels and combustibles based on conventional and renewable energies particularly efficient and safe to use. In order to advance these research activities, OWI Science for Fuels is actively involved in large research clusters. OWI Science for Fuels remains an affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University.

Producing greases faster and more economically

14. February 2020|

Lubricants are an important component in almost every mechanical process. Almost every mechanical applications require lubricants.  Particularly high requirements must be met by greases for which lifetime lubrication is used, such as for windscreen wipers in vehicles. Ensuring the quality of the grease in the manufacturing process is of great importance. Because only with lubricants of  by ensuring optimum guaranteed quality high lubrication efficiency, low grease consumption and long service life of the lubricated system can be achieved. Therefore, every progress in the manufacturing process is a contribution to sustainability and the conservation of resources.

REDIFUEL – first results from laboratory tests

6. February 2020|

In the EU project REDIFUEL the production of a renewable diesel biofuel is being researched, which is compatible (drop-in capable) with conventional fuels in any mixture ratio. After more than a year of research work, the current REDIFUEL newsletter offers an overview of the initial results. One of the numerous intermediate steps on the way to a drop-in capable product was the design of a distillation process to set a standard flash point of the REDIFUEL.

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.