Energy Systems

Reformer unit for the conversion of natural gas or biogas into synthesis gas containing hydrogen. (Photo OWI)

OWI strives to open up innovative applications and technology areas for liquid fuels. This is of particular importance for applications for which no connection to the  grid is possible, for example in rural areas or island applications. Research topics in the field of energy systems at OWI are fuel cell systems and reforming, heating systems as well as power and heat supply with the focus on cogeneration plants.

Innovative efficiency technologies in combination with greenhouse gas-reduced liquid energy sources are important components of a technology-open energy transition. For the foreseeable future, there are still applications, for example in air traffic, heavy duty traffic, construction, shipping and not least in the domestic heating market, in which the electrification of  these drive chains or heat generation is not yet a realistic alternative.