and press releases

  • On a test bench there is a metal fuel pump with hoses for the supply and removal of fuel.


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.

  • Interviewsituation mit einem Kraftstoff-Prüfstand im Hintergrund

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.

  • Beschriftete Brennstoffproben lagern in Flaschen in einem Wärmeschrank.

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, ...

Development of sustainable marine fuels

25 June 2020 – In an EU-funded research project, an international consortium aims to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels to replace heavy fuel oils in shipping. The use of heavy fuel oils (HFOs) contributes to global warming due to the fossil origin of these fuels and, moreover, generating non-negligible emissions of pollutants ...

Fuel Science – From Production to Propulsion

5 June 2020 – The 8th International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence will be held online from 23 to 25 June 2020. As in previous years, the upcoming conference will reflect the interdisciplinary orientation of the work in the Cluster of Excellence and will cover a broad spectrum ...

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

TEC4FUELS is now a UFOP member

30 April 2020 - In March 2020, TEC4FUELS GmbH is a member of the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants. (UFOP) as a member. UFOP is a political lobby of companies, associations and institutions involved in the production, processing and marketing of domestic oil and protein plants. ...

REDIFUEL – first results from laboratory tests

31 March 2020 Development of a high-quality low CO2 biofuel. In the EU research project "Redifuel", which is active since the end of 2018, the substitute fuel produced at the beginning of the project, which simulates the final "Redifuel", [...]

CO2-reduced fuels in practical tests

11 February 2020 – TEC4FUELS supports model projects Household heating with oil fired burner systems are also expected to meet climate targets in the future: through greater efficiency, the direct integration of renewable energies and the [...]

TEC4FUELS joins FVV Research Association

09 December 2019 – Innovation network as multiplier Tec4Fuels GmbH has become a member of the Forschungsvereinigung für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V. (FVV) (Research Association for Combustion Engines) in November 2019. Against the backg [...]