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Developing new marine fuels with HiL testing

14 July 2022 – With the smart hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) tests of Tec4Fuels GmbH, there is a comparatively fast and cost-effective laboratory procedure that enables valid statements to be made in the development process about the compatibility of new sustainable fuels with engine technology - even for marine fuels.

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Seminar: fuels for emergency power supply

29. April 2022 – The quality of fuels is an important factor for the operational reliability of emergency power systems. The seminar provides tips for the correct purchase, storage and quality assurance of fuels for emergency power supply.

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Tec4Fuels co-operates with National Institute of Engineering

12 April 2022 – Tec4Fuels GmbH and OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH in Herzogenrath will co-operate in the future with the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) in Mysore, India. The co-operation agreement, which was signed at the end of March, serves to promote research and technical innovations, academic exchange and entrepreneurial commitment on the part of ...

  • Ein silberner Motorblock mit Metallrädern, auf denen schwarze Keilriemen laufen.

Study on fuel additives

28 February 2022 – In long-term use, "premium additives" in fuels have a positive effect on engine function and can thus have a positive effect on emission behavior. According to current knowledge, the use of additives does not pose any significant risk to the environment or health. This is the conclusion of a study ...

  • Windräder, Wasserstofftanks und Elektrolyseure vor blauem Himmel

Fluid Condition Monitoring for Electrolysers

28 January 2022 - To ensure the performance and economic efficiency of electrolysers for the production of green hydrogen, TEC4FUELS GmbH and the DECHEMA Research Institute are developing a fluid condition monitoring system to monitor the quality of the water required in the electrolysis process.

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Powering data centers with fuel cells

14. December 2021 – The development and demonstration of a resilient power supply for data centers with fuel cells is the goal of the current EU research project "EcoEdge PrimePower" (E2P2). The plan is to develop and operate a fuel cell demonstrator as the primary power source for a data center.

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Advanced Fuels

12. November 2021 – How climate-friendly, advanced fuels are technically feasible was the subject of the successfully completed research clusters "C3Mobility" and "REDIFUEL". The consortium partners will present the central results of the research in an online closing event on November 23 and 24, 2021.

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EU-Project IDEALFUEL

23 September 2021 – Tec4Fuels GmbH has set up a non-motor hardware-in-the-loop test rig for marine fuels in the EU research project "IDEALFUEL" and successfully performed a first test run with marine gas oil as reference fuel. Over a test run time of 100 hours at a pressure of 1,000 bar, no incompatibilities arose with the materials of the fuel-carrying components.

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Emergency power systems need a fuel check

16 August 2021 – Prolonged power outages are not as rare as they seem. In such cases, emergency power systems step in to supply the infrastructure with emergency power. To ensure that the engine of an emergency power generator runs reliably, it is therefore important to carry out a regular fuel check to check the fuel quality.

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Testing of climate-friendly fuels in the video

07 July 2021 – A video provides an insight into the testing of climate-friendly fuels. It is part of the video series "Tour de Futur" about climate-friendly and renewable fuels of the future. The video team visited Tec4Fuels and looked over the shoulders of the employees at work. Tec4Fuels employees answered the questions ...

  • Ein Doppelendrohr am Heck eines Pkw

Reform of the EU’s CO2 fleet regulation

10 June 2021 – In a joint letter at the end of May, on the initiative of the eFuel Alliance e.V., 223 associations, companies and scientists addressed the EU Commission with a request to supplement the CO2 fleet regulation for new vehicles with a voluntary crediting system for sustainable greenhouse gas neutral fuels.

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Fit for purpose tests to ensure fuel quality

02 February 2021 – New synthetic and biogenic fuels have the potential to replace petroleum-based gasoline and diesel as well as heating oil and to make mobility and heat generation more climate-friendly in the future. In Part 2 of our short series of articles, we explained that to achieve this, they need to be operationally safe, i.e. drop-in capable, and compatible with ...

  • Zwei im Kreis geführte Kupferleitungen, ein Monitor und eine Kraftstoffpumpe auf einem Prüfstand.

Congress “Fuels of the Future 2021”

09 December 2020 - Of 18. until 22 January 2021 takes place the international specialized congress fuels of the future 2021 as on-line meeting. Klaus Lucka from TEC4FUELS GmbH will report in the biodiesel session on 19.01.2020 about current approaches in research to prevent premature fuel aging. Ageing phenomena of biodiesel and strategies to avoid ...

  • Ein Prüfstand mit hellen Kunststoffleitungen, silbernen Metallrohren und Kraftstoffpumpen.

New low CO2 fuels in application technologies

01 December 2020 – In order to bring future low-CO2 fuels to technical maturity, it is important to optimise the manufacturing processes and ensure their compatibility with existing technical systems. Although regenerative fuels are new, the application technology issues remain the same.

Greenhouse gas-reduced heating oil

13 November 2020 – Greenhouse gas-reduced heating oil, one third of which consists of renewable components based on residual materials, is now undergoing a two-year practical test in 21 residential buildings. TEC4FUELS, as a testing company, supports the field test by procuring suitable fuels and advising the associations and companies involved.

Technology Forum “New Liquid Energy Sources“

13 October 2020 – In the "Technology Forum - New Liquid Energy Sources" we would like to provide impulses and intensify the dialogue with decision-makers and experts in the energy sector across industries and sectors. Click here for the program and registration.

  • Zwei im Kreis geführte Kupferleitungen, ein Monitor und eine Kraftstoffpumpe auf einem Prüfstand.

Methanol as fuel

29 September 2020 – Establishing the technical basis for standardization of methanol fuels in Europe is the subject of a current research project. The project involves a consortium of universities, research institutes, industrial companies and small and medium-sized enterprises as partners. The partners in the “Methanol Standard” project aim to pave way ...

Online conference on the future of liquid energy sources

14 August 2020 – The European fuel oil association Eurofuel and the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) from the USA will be organizing a virtual conference on the topic "Future of liquid energy sources" for the first time this year. Every Wednesday on four consecutive dates (19 August to 9 September) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. CEST, ...