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Paraffinic fuels in oil heating systems

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.

Paraffinic fuels in oil heating systems2021-09-22T11:42:56+02:00

Low-GHG Diesel Fuels

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.

Low-GHG Diesel Fuels2021-09-22T11:46:08+02:00

Video about fuel research at OWI

In a video about fuel research at OWI Science4Fuels, Karin Brendel, Sebastian Feldhoff and Wilfried Plum explain what properties new climate-friendly fuels must have before they can be sold at gas stations. Don't worry: Even those who didn't pay attention in chemistry class can easily follow this video about applied research for new climate-friendly fuels.

Video about fuel research at OWI2021-09-22T11:46:42+02:00

Low-greenhouse gas fuels in the application test

Many owners of new and older oil-fired heating systems would like to heat in a climate-friendly way. In a current research project, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Rostock are investigating what proportions of new low-greenhouse gas alternative fuels can be safely added to older heating systems.

Low-greenhouse gas fuels in the application test2021-09-22T11:55:23+02:00

Preventive maintenance of industrial furnaces

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.

Preventive maintenance of industrial furnaces2021-09-22T11:55:58+02:00

Rapeseed oil fuel suitable for injection systems of modern agricultural machinery

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 ...

Rapeseed oil fuel suitable for injection systems of modern agricultural machinery2020-12-18T11:19:04+01:00

Forced test detects material resistance

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).

Forced test detects material resistance2020-12-14T14:53:04+01:00

New CO₂-reduced fuels in standard and materials testing

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".

New CO₂-reduced fuels in standard and materials testing2020-11-06T11:00:49+01:00

Methanol from sewage gas

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.

Methanol from sewage gas2020-10-19T10:57:59+02:00
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