About OWI

The OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH is an independent and non-profit research institution. OWI researches and develops concepts and technologies in the areas of energy-efficient use of liquid conventional and alternative fuels as well as innovative technologies in cooperation with partners from the industry and research. Subjects of research and development are the areas of production process, substance properties, application and storage, conceptual development as well as technology assessment and transfer. The aim is to develop sohisticated low-carbon and low-emission solutions for tomorrow´s heat generation and mobility.
OWI is a provider of research services and sees itself as a mediator between fundamental research and application. Its employees do not only work on projects which are financed from public funds but also on industrial research agreements. Clients range from manufacturers of domestic heating systems to companies of the automotive supply industry, the petroleum industry and the industrial furnace design to several other industries.

A decription of the research and development priorities at OWI you find here.

The research activities are supported by major companies and organisations that are active in the fields of equipment and component manufacturing, the petroleum industry and analysis laboratories. The sponsoring members come from Germany, European countries and the USA.

A scientific advisory board advises the institute in scientific and technical issues. Since 2007, OWI has been an “Affiliated Institute of RWTH Aachen University”. The rectorate of RWTH Aachen University acknowledges external institutions to be a facility of the university, if they fulfil scientific tasks for which the university itself has no capacity and if their research and development projects serve to transfer technologies into the industry. OWI still keeps its legal and economic autonomy as a non-profit gGmbH.

Our cooperation partners

OWI is a subsidiary of TEC4FUELS GmbH and the en2x – the Association of Fuels and Energy and works together with them on sustainable solutions for the energy transition.

en2x – the Association of Fuels and Energy

en2x – the Association of Fuels and Energy is cooperating with its member companies from the current petroleum industry towards achieving the Paris climate targets.

The members ensure a large part of today’s energy supply for mobility and heating in Germany and considerable quantities of chemical base-products. Now, a comprehensive transformation process is needed for a greenhouse gas-neutral future. By developing a variety of renewable energies, alternative fuels and raw materials, technologies and innovations, the industry can make crucial contributions to this transformation.

We want to guide this process, help shape it and drive it forward via open dialogue with other stakeholders in the energy transition.

More at www.en2x.de


TEC4FUELS GmbH is a technical service provider active in research and development of technical products, systems and energy sources and their application in the energy market for fuels and lubricants. This also includes testing the usability and performance in practice. In addition, related advisory and other services are offered.

More on www.tec4fuels.com