and press releases
Development of a highly efficient gas turbine power plant
26 January 2023 - Climate-neutral, emission-free and highly efficient - this is what the power generation of the future could look like with a new generation of supercritical gas turbine power plants. The prerequisite is that they are operated with storable, renewable energy sources instead of natural gas and in the supercritical range, and that the CO2 required ...
Oxygenates as climate-neutral and clean fuels
12 January 2023 – The production of a low-emission, climate-neutral e-fuel in a direct production process is the overarching goal of the current EU research project E-TANDEM. In this project, an international consortium with the participation of OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH and TEC4FUELS GmbH is working on the efficient and direct production …
Research on the new diesel fuel REDIFUEL
13 December 2022 – The production and use of a new climate-friendly diesel fuel from biogenic residual and waste materials are technically feasible and have been successfully demonstrated in the EU research project REDIFUEL.
Hydrogen lead project H2Giga
08 November 2022 – At the status conference of the hydrogen flagship project H2Giga, the project partners Tec4Fuels GmbH and the Dechema DECHEMA Research Institute presented their milestones of their joint project "Fluid Condition Monitoring (FluCoM)" , achieved after eight months in mid-September 2022.
Methanol-to-gasoline – a new fuel with potential
25 October 2022 – Methanol-to-gasoline has the potential to become a carbon-neutral and high-quality fuel of the future, replacing mineral oil-based gasoline. MtG blends with 10% bio-ethanol (MtG E10) or 15% 2-butanol (MtG 2-Bu15) are compliant with the EN 228 standard for gasoline and are therefore suitable for both newly registered and existing vehicles.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Rapeseed oil fuel suitable for injection systems of modern agricultural machinery
18. Dezember 2020 – From a technical point of view, rapeseed oil fuel is suitable for use in modern agricultural machinery. This is the conclusion of a research project that tested the compatibility of fuel-carrying components of diesel engines for tractors and other agricultural machinery with vegetable oil fuel.
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 ...
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.