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

Save the Date: Technology Forum “New Liquid Energy Sources“

15. September 2020|

Hydrogen strategy, “Clean Fuels for All”, Green Deal: At national and European level, politicians and experts discuss the principles of climate policy. How do we get from strategy to practice? With the “Technology Forum – New Liquid Energy Sources”, we would like to provide further impetus and intensify the dialogue with decision-makers and experts in the energy sector across industries and sectors. Due to the corona pandemic, this year’s event is being organised as an online congress. Please make a note of the date today, Wednesday, 28 October 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Can the long-term stability of fuels be predicted?

28. August 2020|

In a current research project, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH is looking for a cost-effective method to derive valid information on the long-term stability of liquid fuels and combustibles with the aid of sensors and suitable parameters. For this purpose, the research institute is testing various sensors that could provide an indication of the remaining storage time of tank contents by continuously recording measurement data. The aim is to make it possible to predict the shelf life of a fuel stock from the measurement data in order to derive recommendations for further use of the fuel.

“Residue2Heat” research results in picture

24. August 2020|

A short film summarizes the most important results of the research and development work in the EU project "Residue2Heat", which was completed at the end of 2019. It was produced by the Biomass Technology Group (BTG) in the Netherlands. OWI Science for Fuels was technical coordinator in the international project consortium. According to the researchers, the use of fast pyrolysis bio-oil (FPBO) for the production of domestic heating is in principle feasible from a technical, environmental and socio-economic point of view.

Reform gas engine increases efficiency of CHPs

19. August 2020|

A relative increase in the electrical efficiency of biogas-operated combined heat and power (CHP) plants by 7% is possible by using a modified gas engine. This is the central result of a research project in which the project partners ECC Automotive GmbH, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics at the University of Siegen have modified a gas engine for hydrogen-containing fuel gases and supplemented it with a novel reformer module and successfully operated it with biogas model gases.

Activity report 2018/ 19 of OWI and TEC4FUELS published

15. July 2020|

OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and TE4FUELS GmbH offer an insight into their current research and development activities in their newly published activity report 2018/ 19. The question discussed in the context of climate protection activities, with which possible energy sources we will be mobile in the future, is also the subject of the activities of the two research institutes. The main topic of the current report therefore deals with liquid fuels of the future with low greenhouse gas emissions.

PhD at OWI Science for Fuels

13. July 2020|

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Elmar Pohl, Managing Director of OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH, successfully defended his dissertation at the Institute for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering (IOB) at RWTH Aachen University on June 26, 2020.

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.

News

Save the Date: Technology Forum “New Liquid Energy Sources“

15. September 2020|

Hydrogen strategy, “Clean Fuels for All”, Green Deal: At national and European level, politicians and experts discuss the principles of climate policy. How do we get from strategy to practice? With the “Technology Forum – New Liquid Energy Sources”, we would like to provide further impetus and intensify the dialogue with decision-makers and experts in the energy sector across industries and sectors. Due to the corona pandemic, this year’s event is being organised as an online congress. Please make a note of the date today, Wednesday, 28 October 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Can the long-term stability of fuels be predicted?

28. August 2020|

In a current research project, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH is looking for a cost-effective method to derive valid information on the long-term stability of liquid fuels and combustibles with the aid of sensors and suitable parameters. For this purpose, the research institute is testing various sensors that could provide an indication of the remaining storage time of tank contents by continuously recording measurement data. The aim is to make it possible to predict the shelf life of a fuel stock from the measurement data in order to derive recommendations for further use of the fuel.

“Residue2Heat” research results in picture

24. August 2020|

A short film summarizes the most important results of the research and development work in the EU project "Residue2Heat", which was completed at the end of 2019. It was produced by the Biomass Technology Group (BTG) in the Netherlands. OWI Science for Fuels was technical coordinator in the international project consortium. According to the researchers, the use of fast pyrolysis bio-oil (FPBO) for the production of domestic heating is in principle feasible from a technical, environmental and socio-economic point of view.

Reform gas engine increases efficiency of CHPs

19. August 2020|

A relative increase in the electrical efficiency of biogas-operated combined heat and power (CHP) plants by 7% is possible by using a modified gas engine. This is the central result of a research project in which the project partners ECC Automotive GmbH, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics at the University of Siegen have modified a gas engine for hydrogen-containing fuel gases and supplemented it with a novel reformer module and successfully operated it with biogas model gases.

Activity report 2018/ 19 of OWI and TEC4FUELS published

15. July 2020|

OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and TE4FUELS GmbH offer an insight into their current research and development activities in their newly published activity report 2018/ 19. The question discussed in the context of climate protection activities, with which possible energy sources we will be mobile in the future, is also the subject of the activities of the two research institutes. The main topic of the current report therefore deals with liquid fuels of the future with low greenhouse gas emissions.

PhD at OWI Science for Fuels

13. July 2020|

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Elmar Pohl, Managing Director of OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH, successfully defended his dissertation at the Institute for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering (IOB) at RWTH Aachen University on June 26, 2020.

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.