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.

19. October 2020|Tags: , , , |

Operational safety of rolling bearings

Malfunctions of rolling bearings can lead to the total loss of an entire technical system or to long downtimes. Insufficient lubrication is the cause of rolling bearing failures in about 50 % of cases. In a current research project, the Competence Center Tribology Mannheim (KTM) and OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH (OWI) want to expand the knowledge about the failure mechanisms of rolling bearings with life-time lubrication. In a previous project, they were able to demonstrate that not only the thermal oxidation of the oils contained in the grease, but also the degradation of the thickeners in the grease play an important role in their failure.

14. October 2020|

Development of an industrial multi-fuel burner system

In a current research project the Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. (GWI) and the OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH want to extend the combustion concept they have developed for the "combined burner for liquid and gaseous biogenic fuels" for the generation of industrial heat to include the use of energy sources from bio, residual and waste materials. With the envisaged multi-fuel burner system envisaged, pyrolysis oils from residual and waste materials could then be used, for example, to be convert them ed into process heat. , Similarly, but also liquid and gaseous by-products from industrial production could also be utilized.

5. October 2020|Tags: , , |

Methanol as fuel

Die technischen Grundlagen für die Normung von Methanol-Kraftstoffen in Europa zu erstellen, ist der Gegenstand eines aktuellen Forschungsprojekts, das ein Konsortium aus Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen, Industrieunternehmen sowie kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen durchführt. Damit wollen die Partner des Projekts „Methanol Standard“ den Weg zur Zertifizierung und Markteinführung von Methanol-Kraftstoffen ebnen. Das Potential von Methanol-Kraftstoffen, bereits mittelfristig einen signifikanten Beitrag zur Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen im Straßenverkehr zu leisten, bewerten die Forschenden als hoch.

29. September 2020|

Can the long-term stability of fuels be predicted?

In a current research project, OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH is looking for a cost-effective method to derive valid information on the long-term stability of liquid fuels and combustibles with the aid of sensors and suitable parameters. For this purpose, the research institute is testing various sensors that could provide an indication of the remaining storage time of tank contents by continuously recording measurement data. The aim is to make it possible to predict the shelf life of a fuel stock from the measurement data in order to derive recommendations for further use of the fuel.

28. August 2020|
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