• In a carousel on a laboratory apparatus are sample vials containing a yellow liquid.
  • Eine große Industriehalle mit silbernen Rohren
  • Eine Zeichnung mit Häusern, Lkw, Pkw, Bäumen und Wiese sowie den Logos der Forschungsprojekte.
  • Ein Kontrollraum mit Schreibtisch, Monitoren und Rechnern, im Nebenraum ein Motorenprüfstand.

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

OWI Science expands chemistry laboratory

21. December 2021|

In recent months, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH has successively expanded its chemistry laboratory for the analysis of fuels and lubricants. The laboratory space has been enlarged and several new analytical instruments have been purchased to provide a broader range of analytical capabilities. "With the acquisition of several new large-scale instruments, we have significantly expanded our analysis portfolio," explains OWI Managing Director Wilfried Plum.

Modular heat storage system

10. December 2021|

A modular heat storage system including an intelligent thermal process control system for the energetic utilization of industrial waste heat is the result of the successfully completed research project "ModulHeatStore". The heat store enables the intermediate storage of waste heat generated in industrial processes in the manufacturing sector for which there is no immediate use.

Final event of the research projects C3Mobility and REDIFUEL

15. November 2021|

On November 23 and 24, 2021, the final event of the fuel research projects C3Mobility and REDIFUEL will take place after about 3 years of research work. OWI Science4Fuels was a consortium partner in both research clusters. In C3Mobility and REDIFUEL, the researchers each developed a new sustainable and climate-friendly fuel to technical maturity.

Particulate Emissions of Alternative Fuels

5. November 2021|

In a current research project of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV), OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology aim to develop a new method for quickly and reliably analyzing and predicting the potential for reducing particulate emissions from alternative fuels and fuel blends.

Paraffinic fuels in oil heating systems

22. September 2021|

In a current project, OWI Science4Fuels gGmbH and the Institute of Plastics Processing are investigating the compatibility of paraffinic fuels with plastics commonly used for tanks and fuel-carrying fittings of oil heating systems. In particular, the focus is on the effect in existing consumption plants for heating oil. The interaction with the tank materials polyethylene (PE) and polyamide (PA), with protective film made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), with seals made of elastomers and with other polymers used in fittings is investigated.

Low-GHG Diesel Fuels

9. July 2021|

Climate protection with new low greenhouse gas diesel fuels is technically possible. Currently, paraffinic fuels such as hydrogenated vegetable and bio-oils as well as products from the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis are the most suitable diesel substitutes. Since fuels in Germany must consist of at least 70% mineral oil according to the current version of the Federal Immission Control Act, the use of pure kerosenes paraffines as low-GHG diesel fuels is not yet possible.

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

OWI Science expands chemistry laboratory

21. December 2021|

In recent months, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH has successively expanded its chemistry laboratory for the analysis of fuels and lubricants. The laboratory space has been enlarged and several new analytical instruments have been purchased to provide a broader range of analytical capabilities. "With the acquisition of several new large-scale instruments, we have significantly expanded our analysis portfolio," explains OWI Managing Director Wilfried Plum.

Modular heat storage system

10. December 2021|

A modular heat storage system including an intelligent thermal process control system for the energetic utilization of industrial waste heat is the result of the successfully completed research project "ModulHeatStore". The heat store enables the intermediate storage of waste heat generated in industrial processes in the manufacturing sector for which there is no immediate use.

Final event of the research projects C3Mobility and REDIFUEL

15. November 2021|

On November 23 and 24, 2021, the final event of the fuel research projects C3Mobility and REDIFUEL will take place after about 3 years of research work. OWI Science4Fuels was a consortium partner in both research clusters. In C3Mobility and REDIFUEL, the researchers each developed a new sustainable and climate-friendly fuel to technical maturity.

Particulate Emissions of Alternative Fuels

5. November 2021|

In a current research project of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV), OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology aim to develop a new method for quickly and reliably analyzing and predicting the potential for reducing particulate emissions from alternative fuels and fuel blends.

Paraffinic fuels in oil heating systems

22. September 2021|

In a current project, OWI Science4Fuels gGmbH and the Institute of Plastics Processing are investigating the compatibility of paraffinic fuels with plastics commonly used for tanks and fuel-carrying fittings of oil heating systems. In particular, the focus is on the effect in existing consumption plants for heating oil. The interaction with the tank materials polyethylene (PE) and polyamide (PA), with protective film made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), with seals made of elastomers and with other polymers used in fittings is investigated.

Low-GHG Diesel Fuels

9. July 2021|

Climate protection with new low greenhouse gas diesel fuels is technically possible. Currently, paraffinic fuels such as hydrogenated vegetable and bio-oils as well as products from the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis are the most suitable diesel substitutes. Since fuels in Germany must consist of at least 70% mineral oil according to the current version of the Federal Immission Control Act, the use of pure kerosenes paraffines as low-GHG diesel fuels is not yet possible.

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.