Welcome to the Oel-Waerme-Institut

OWI is an independent non-profit research institute. In cooperation with industrial partners and research institutes OWI develops concepts and technologies in the field of energy-efficient use of conventional and alternative fuels. The aim of the research activities is to develop advanced technologies and solutions for a future sustainable heat supply and mobility contributing to reduced pollutant- and greenhouse gas emissions. OWI is a non-profit organisation and an acknowledged institute affiliated to RWTH Aachen University.



News

OWI at the “Thermprozess 2019” trade fair –
Research projects and development services

22nd May 2019 – The OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut will be represented with a stand at the “Thermprocess” trade fair, which will take place in Düsseldorf from 20 to 25 June 2019. OWI will present itself within the framework of a special show of the FOGI Forschungsgemeinschaft Industrieofenbau e.V. (Research Association for Industrial Furnace Construction) in Hall 10, Stand C 04 with current research projects. These include, for example, a project on the “Influence of thermal load changes on the service life of highly stressed furnace components made of metallic high-temperature materials”. … More

New extended management team at OWI –
Wilfried Plum and Elmar Pohl manage the research institute

20th May 2019 – The management of the OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut gGmbH in Aachen has restructured itself. In view of the dynamic development of alternative, climate-friendly fuels and the expansion of research activities into the mobility sector, OWI now has two joint managing directors, Dr. Wilfried Plum and Elmar Pohl. Dr. Plum will join the management of the non-profit research institute on 1 June 2019. Dr. Plum, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, will replace David Diarra, who is leaving the research institute at his own request on 30 June 2019 after many years of successful work, most recently as head of OWI. … More

OWI confirmed as an affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University –
Excellent scientific work

13th May 2019 – The OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut gGmbH was again confirmed as an “affiliated institute of the RWTH Aachen”. The Rectorate of RWTH Aachen University approves external institutions as affiliated institutions if they perform excellent scientific work, complement the research portfolio of the university with research and development projects that serve to transfer technology to the industry. OWI researches and develops concepts and technologies in the fields of energy-efficient use of conventional and alternative liquid fuels as well as innovative efficiency technologies. . … More

OWI researches climate-neutral mobility and domestic heating –
Scientific Advisory Board provides important impetus

7th May 2019 – In cooperation with partners from academia, research and industry, the Oel-Waerme-Institut’s focus today is on such technically sophisticated, low-emission and low-greenhouse gas solutions for tomorrow’s mobility and heat generation. The aim is to make liquid fuels based on fossil and renewable energies exceedingly efficient and safe to use. The institute’s scientific advisory board is an important driving force for this strategic orientation of OWI. … More

Research on CO2-neutral future fuels –
High-performance fuels based on methanol

11th January 2019 – To achieve its climate targets, Germany has to reduce its total CO2 emissions by 38% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. One measure to achieve the targets is to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the energy supply. Time is crucial, therefore efficient, economically sensible and practicable solutions are required. The “C³-Mobility” research project, which has recently started, is to investigate pathways for various climate-neutral, electricity-based fuels. … More

Development of a high-quality, low-CO2 biofuel –
Research and Innovation project REDIFUEL

30th November 2018 – To achieve the European Union’s climate protection targets, greenhouse gas emissions must be cut down to 80% compared to 1990 levels by 2050, while in road transport, this will require 60% reduction in emissions. Nowadays road transport is still almost entirely based on conventional fuels and internal combustion engines. One pathway could be to gradually replace fossil fuels, on one hand by introducing electric mobility to cover short distances and on the other hand by introducing low-CO2 2nd generation liquid bio-based fuels to the market to ensure mobility over long distances. … More


OWI Activity Report

With it´s activity report OWI draws business balance. The report outlines not only important aspects of the respective business year but also prospects and developments. The report is available for viewing and for download.