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Methanol as fuel

Die technischen Grundlagen für die Normung von Methanol-Kraftstoffen in Europa zu erstellen, ist der Gegenstand eines aktuellen Forschungsprojekts, das ein Konsortium aus Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen, Industrieunternehmen sowie kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen durchführt. Damit wollen die Partner des Projekts „Methanol Standard“ den Weg zur Zertifizierung und Markteinführung von Methanol-Kraftstoffen ebnen. Das Potential von Methanol-Kraftstoffen, bereits mittelfristig einen signifikanten Beitrag zur Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen im Straßenverkehr zu leisten, bewerten die Forschenden als hoch.

Methanol as fuel2020-09-29T12:01:53+02:00

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

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.

Save the Date: Technology Forum “New Liquid Energy Sources“2020-09-15T09:56:02+02:00

Can the long-term stability of fuels be predicted?

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.

Can the long-term stability of fuels be predicted?2020-08-28T09:02:16+02:00

“Residue2Heat” research results in picture

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.

“Residue2Heat” research results in picture2020-08-25T07:50:53+02:00

Reform gas engine increases efficiency of CHPs

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.

Reform gas engine increases efficiency of CHPs2020-08-19T09:19:22+02:00

Activity report 2018/ 19 of OWI and TEC4FUELS published

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.

Activity report 2018/ 19 of OWI and TEC4FUELS published2020-07-16T14:01:23+02:00

Admixture of biogenic fuels and combustibles in the test

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.

Admixture of biogenic fuels and combustibles in the test2020-07-08T09:50:56+02:00

Development of sustainable marine fuels

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.

Development of sustainable marine fuels2020-06-25T10:23:47+02:00

Multi-fuel fuel gas generator developed for CHP plants

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.

Multi-fuel fuel gas generator developed for CHP plants2020-06-24T07:32:47+02:00
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