Substantial Greenhouse Gas Emission Savings and
Ash Recycling are Realisable
19 December 2017 – The Residue2Heat project reveals that substantial greenhouse gas emissions savings and ash recycling are possible by switching to fast pyrolysis bio oil for residential heating.
The goal of the EU research project “Residue2Heat” is to use various streams of biomass waste for residential heat generation. By means of the fast pyrolysis process, the biomass waste is converted into fast pyrolysis bio-oil, a 2nd generation biofuel suitable for combustion in an adjusted residential boiler.
Exemplary projects to production of greenhouse gas-diminished fuels
12 December 2017 – Liquid fuels and heating oil’s make an essential contribution to an assured and economic energy supply in the sectors of mobility and domestic heating. In future, their contribution to the climate protection should clearly increase. Hence, the research has been intensely working on the production of reduced greenhouse gas reduced liquid fuels in order to use their resources in future also.
OWI and TEC4FUELS support technically mature developments
6 December 2017 – Possible ways to successful implementation of the energy system transition, for the purposes of CO2 reduction of 80% to 95%, are an objective of the topical political discussion. The discussion was complemented with two current studies of the German Energy Agency (dena) and the Prognos AG with new facts. The first intermediate result from the dena pilot study “integrated energy transition” deliver important arguments for a technology-open design of the energy transition. Therefore, a future wide technology mix would be clearly favorable and more robust, than scenarios which intend a high degree in electrification. Explicitly, the studies highlight all examined scenarios that the achievement of the climate protection goals is possible only with the help of synthetic fuels produced on basis of renewable raw material. Hence, Germany should support the market launch of the suitable technologies.
Strong influence of the fuel oil quality observed
15 November 2017 – In search of mechanisms that form micro-emulsions in heating oil and diesel fuel the OWI Oel-Waerme-Institute and the Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB) at RWTH Aachen University have made an important step forward in a joint research project. Micro-emulsions can influence the corrosion as well as during a microbiological degradation the bio-film formation. In some cases this can lead to malfunctions of oil burner systems or engines.
Retrofitting of tractors for multi fuel application
11 Oktober 2017 – In the agriculture the widening of the application of vegetable oil as a fuel in tractors could contribute to more sustainability and climate protection in the framework of a resource-friendly bio-economy. However, the compatibility of fuel-leading components with vegetable oil fuel must be checked, so that the operational safety and lifetime duration of tractors and other agricultural machinery can be guaranteed. In order to utilise vegetable oil from rape as a part of a Multi-Fuel application strategy, a research project investigates in particular the interaction between fuels and diesel injectors.