Final Event of the research projects C3Mobility, REDIFUEL and LONGRUN on November 23 and 24, 2021

12 November 2021 – How climate-friendly, advanced fuels are technically feasible was the subject of the now successfully completed research clusters „C3Mobility“ and “REDIFUEL”. After around three years of research work, the consortium partners will present the central results of the research in a joint online closing event on November 23 and 24, 2021. Tec4Fuels is one of the partners in the consortia of the two projects. The partners of the research project “LONGRUN”, in which different engines, drives and demonstration vehicles for the transport of goods in long-distance operation were developed, will also present their results at the event.

Keynotes will be given by Dr. Monika Griefahn, CEO of the eFuel Alliance and founding member of Greenpeace Germany, and Professor Stefan Pischinger of FEV Europe. In Cluster 1, of the event, Alba Soler Estrella, Science Executive Refining Transition at Concawe, and Prof. Christian Küchen, en2x – Fuels and Energy Business Association, will present their perspectives on “Political Boundaries and Economic Visions and Incentives,” among others.

Participation is for free. Click here for the program and registration

Advanced Fuels

With REDIFUEL, the research partners have developed a low-CO2, liquid, second-generation bio-based fuel that can replace diesel fuel. The subject of the investigations was both the production in a compact and highly efficient Fischer-Tropsch process and the technical application properties of the fuel, with a particular focus on compatibility with the existing diesel standard EN 590 and with engines in existing and new vehicles. In addition, the drop-in capability of the fuel, i.e. its miscibility with fossil and other alternative fuels, is an important criterion for practical suitability.

In C3Mobility, research was conducted on a substitute for conventional gasoline based on regeneratively produced methanol by further processing it into a high-quality fuel. One focus was on the production of high-octane gasoline such as methanol-to-gasoline (methanol to gasoline, MtG) in a pilot plant. The development of new fuel synthesis processes and combustion concepts was accompanied by interdisciplinary research on material compatibility, fuel stability, exhaust gas aftertreatment and fuel sensor technology. In addition, the application of the MtG fuel produced in the demonstration plant for test purposes was shown in a passenger car fleet.

In both projects, TEC4FUELS investigated how to ensure the high operational reliability and service life of fuel-carrying engine components when operating with new fuels. The focus was on the compatibility of new fuels with fuel-carrying technical components and their materials.