• Analysis of fuel samples in the OWI laboratory. Photo: OWI
  • Pflanzenöl aus Raps ist als Kraftstoff in Landmaschinen geeignet. Foto: TFZ

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

Preventive maintenance of industrial furnaces

11. January 2021|

In the future the preventive maintenance of metallic furnace components in industrial furnaces can reduce production losses and lower operating costs. OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH, the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering (IOB) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute for Materials Science (IfW) at Darmstadt University of Technology intend to contribute to this target in a current research project.

Congress “Fuels of the Future“

4. January 2021|

Sustainable mobility with greenhouse gas-reduced fuels in road transport and shipping are two topics on which speakers from OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH will present their research at the "Fuels of the Future 2021" congress from January 18 to 22, 2021.

Rapeseed oil fuel suitable for injection systems of modern agricultural machinery

18. December 2020|

From a technical point of view, rapeseed oil fuel is suitable for use in modern agricultural machinery. The deposits in the injection system, which are typical in internal combustion engines, can be minimized in rapeseed oil operation by the correct temperature control of the fuel and the addition of suitable additives. This is the conclusion of a research project that tested the ...

Forced test detects material resistance

14. December 2020|

A new low-cost rapid test allows manufacturers of fuel-bearing components for heating systems and vehicles to test the resistance to fuels and combustibles of the used metallic materials. The test is suitable for middle distillates and mixtures of middle distillate and paraffinic hydrocarbons, each containing up to 20% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME).

New CO₂-reduced fuels in standard and materials testing

6. November 2020|

In the future, new CO2-reduced fuels can enable climate-friendly mobility parallel to electric drives. But are they compatible with the existing logistics and tank infrastructure as well as the engines and fuel systems of new and old vehicles? Do they also comply with the standards and requirements that apply today? OWI Science for Fuels is investigating these questions together with partners in the current research project "NormAKraft".

Methanol from sewage gas

19. October 2020|

The production of high-purity methanol from sewage gas as a marketable product is the objective of a current research project. To produce high-purity methanol from sewage gas, which is marketable as a product, is the goal of a current research project. The Research Institute for Water and Waste Management at the RWTH Aachen University (FiW) e. V. and the OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH want project to build a demonstrator for an optimized methanol synthesis process. The basis of the plant on the basis of is an existing methanol synthesis plant of the FiW at the Emschermündung wastewater treatment plant. In addition, they are developing a closed plant concept that allows an economic scaling of the plant size and thus has the potential for future marketing to biogas producers.

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

Preventive maintenance of industrial furnaces

11. January 2021|

In the future the preventive maintenance of metallic furnace components in industrial furnaces can reduce production losses and lower operating costs. OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH, the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering (IOB) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute for Materials Science (IfW) at Darmstadt University of Technology intend to contribute to this target in a current research project.

Congress “Fuels of the Future“

4. January 2021|

Sustainable mobility with greenhouse gas-reduced fuels in road transport and shipping are two topics on which speakers from OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH will present their research at the "Fuels of the Future 2021" congress from January 18 to 22, 2021.

Rapeseed oil fuel suitable for injection systems of modern agricultural machinery

18. December 2020|

From a technical point of view, rapeseed oil fuel is suitable for use in modern agricultural machinery. The deposits in the injection system, which are typical in internal combustion engines, can be minimized in rapeseed oil operation by the correct temperature control of the fuel and the addition of suitable additives. This is the conclusion of a research project that tested the ...

Forced test detects material resistance

14. December 2020|

A new low-cost rapid test allows manufacturers of fuel-bearing components for heating systems and vehicles to test the resistance to fuels and combustibles of the used metallic materials. The test is suitable for middle distillates and mixtures of middle distillate and paraffinic hydrocarbons, each containing up to 20% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME).

New CO₂-reduced fuels in standard and materials testing

6. November 2020|

In the future, new CO2-reduced fuels can enable climate-friendly mobility parallel to electric drives. But are they compatible with the existing logistics and tank infrastructure as well as the engines and fuel systems of new and old vehicles? Do they also comply with the standards and requirements that apply today? OWI Science for Fuels is investigating these questions together with partners in the current research project "NormAKraft".

Methanol from sewage gas

19. October 2020|

The production of high-purity methanol from sewage gas as a marketable product is the objective of a current research project. To produce high-purity methanol from sewage gas, which is marketable as a product, is the goal of a current research project. The Research Institute for Water and Waste Management at the RWTH Aachen University (FiW) e. V. and the OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH want project to build a demonstrator for an optimized methanol synthesis process. The basis of the plant on the basis of is an existing methanol synthesis plant of the FiW at the Emschermündung wastewater treatment plant. In addition, they are developing a closed plant concept that allows an economic scaling of the plant size and thus has the potential for future marketing to biogas producers.

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.