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.
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 30 sponsoring members come from fiveEuropean 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 Institut für Wärme und Oeltechnik and works together with them on sustainable solutions for the energy transition.
Institut für Wärme und Oeltechnik e.V.
The Institute for Heat and Oil Technology e. V. (IWO) is an institution of the German mineral oil industry. The IWO is financed by companies in the mineral oil industry and the external and wholesale mineral oil trade. Well-known manufacturers of heaters and components as well as other institutions and associations accompany the work of IWO as supporting members.
The distribution of efficient and low-emission heating technology in the interest of climate protection and resource conservation – with this goal IWO is active in the heating market. We are committed to ensuring that the advantages of heating oil as an energy source can be used in the heating market in the long term and support research activities for the further development of liquid energy sources, among other things with grants to the OWI.
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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.
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