The aim of the current research project " E-BO(2)T " is to demonstrate the technology for the production of green methanol at the wastewater treatment plant in Bottrop. The building of a power-to-methanol (PtM) demonstration plant is in planning, which would cover the entire process of producing carbon-neutral methanol.
As part of a current research project "ProcessLIB“ OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH is developing a library of numerical models of thermal processes. The aim here is to unlock till now unrealized energy-saving potential in the thermal process sector and help reduce its CO2 footprint.
A research consortium has developed comprehensive technical foundations for the use of methanol fuel in Europe. The research project, called "Methanol Standard," focused on studies relevant to the standardization of methanol as a fuel and delivered important findings.
In a joint research project, MOVE GmbH, Groschopp AG and OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH were able to improve the electrical efficiency of a combined heat and power plant (CHP), thereby improving its economic efficiency.
The development of synthetic fuels from renewable sources, which as so-called e-fuels could make an important contribution to climate protection and lower pollutant emissions, has already reached a high level of technical maturity. Fuels that are compatible with existing and current engine technology and comply with applicable fuel standards have the best chances of being launched on the market in the near future.