TEC4FUELS is a SME acting as a provider of technical services conducting research and development concerning technical products, systems and energy carriers, and their application in the energy market for fuels and lubricants. That comprises the testing of operability and performance under realistic conditions. TEC4FUELS supports customers in the following fields: Testing (quality control by fit-for-purpose-testing of technical components as well as fuels and lubricants and their blends), Quality Watch (quality control of fuels in emergency power supply systems), Engineering (transfer of technologies derived from the fundamental research into application, from proof-of concept up to prototyping), and Consulting (technological consulting, technology assessment, data mining, risk assessment, numerical simulation). TEC4FUELS is a spin-off of OWI – Science for Fuels GmbH (OWI). OWI is an affiliated non-profit institute of the RWTH-Aachen University. The main focus is applied research and development in the field of energy and combustion technology for liquid fuels. The research activities of OWI are financed on a project based approach and reach from applied industrial research projects to governmentally financed fundamental research projects. OWI has a long-time experience in running projects funded by German public organizations like Ministry of economic (BMWI), of Agriculture (BMELF) and of Research (BMBF) as well as projects funded by the EU, see their partner description.
The major goal of TEC4FUELS in this project is to gain further knowledge concerning material/component/fuels-interactions of diesel fuel blends (multi-fuel concept) and the fuel aging of multicomponent fuels. As a provider of technical services in the field of energy and combustion technology keeping ahead in research and development in this area is of utmost importance for TEC4FUELS. By knowing the benefits and limitations of new concepts, fuels and systems TEC4FUELS is able to further develop its position of strategic partnerships in future industrial projects.
TEC4FUELS is responsible for development and optimization of Hardware-in-the-Loop-Testing of fuel-leading parts. Finally, prove of concept will to be provided by means of long term component and material operability (interaction with different diesel blends) under realistic conditions. This test concept has proven to provide accelerated testing under realistic conditions while keeping the fuel consumption low at the same time. TEC4FUELS was founded in February 2015. Their 7 employees including 3 testing engineers all worked at OWI before. So although being a comparatively young company, its employees all share years of scientific work at OWI. At the same time, they are currently focused on industrial services. TEC4FUELS together with OWI participates in many international and national project consortia and technical committees in the field of research and development.
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The major goal of TEC4FUELS in this project is to gain further knowledge concerning material/component/fuels-interactions of diesel fuel blends (multi-fuel concept) and the fuel aging of multicomponent fuels. As a provider of technical services in the field of energy and combustion technology keeping ahead in research and development in this area is of utmost importance for TEC4FUELS.