Scientific Advisory Board provides important impetus

OWI’s laboratories are researching synthetic fuels and combustibles, among other things. Photo: OWI

7 May 2019 – How the climate targets can be achieved is being investigated in various research projects based on ecological, economic and social criteria. One possible approach is the sustainable production and use of synthetic fuels. The gradual substitution of petroleum-based fuels could make the emissions from internal combustion engines climate-neutral and significantly less polluting in the long term. 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. It advises the OWI management board on scientific issues and provides recommendations on the research strategy and priorities. The advisory board members contribute with their know-how and experience to meetings and workshops and thus support in defining the research fields and the scientific orientation at OWI. Moreover, the scientific advisory board is also a platform where scientists, industry, institutions and associations meet to exchange ideas. The advisory board also regularly discusses which networks and communication channels can be used to initiate research activities and how their results can be communicated both to industry and to small and medium-sized enterprises within the framework of technology transfer.

Prof. Dr. Herbert Pfeifer, who heads the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, heads the scientific advisory board of OWI and is thus the central link between the research institute and the university. The 16 members of the advisory board come from universities, associations, institutions and industry. They bring in different perspectives i. a. technical applications in the areas of mobility and domestic heating as well as greenhouse gas and low-emission fuels of the future.

Here you will find an overview of the members of the scientific advisory board at OWI.