reFuels – Rethinking Fuels

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Wissenschaftsjahr 2020 - Bioökonomie (Bild: Markus Breig, KIT)
Science Year 2020 - Bioeconomy

KIT researchers work on new technologies to establish regenerative resources as an alternative to fossil raw materials. The “reFuels – Rethinking Fuels” initiative, for instance, has been launched to study sustainable fuels for daily mobility.

Antriebe der Zukunft (Quelle: Janek Stroisch)
Future Drive Systems

Conventional fuels, such as diesel and gasoline, are associated with too high pollutant emissions that are hazardous to the climate. Which technology will be used in future cars? Click here for a contribution by the Helmholtz Association with Thomas Koch from KIT’s Institut für Kolbenmaschinen.

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regenerative Kraftstoffe
State Minister of Transport Hermann about Regenerative Fuels

In his speech to the German Bundesrat (Federal Council), the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann speaks about the relevance of regenerative fuels to the reduction of CO emissions and reaching the climate protection goals.

Ersatz für Diesel und Benzin - SWR odysso
TV Report of SWR odysso: Alternative to Diesel and Gasoline

They are already available: CO₂-neutral fuels as an alternative to diesel and gasoline. How are they produced? And which engines can be operated with them? 

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NUFAM - Die Nutzfahrzeugmesse
reFuels at NUFAM – Trade Fair for Commercial Vehicles

From September 26 to 29, 2019, KIT scientists presented the reFuels project at NUFAM.

Energiewendetage 2019
reFuels at "Energiewendetage 2019"

The motto of "Energiewendetage 2019 Baden-Württemberg" was "Full of energy". Projects from research, teaching and innovation on the topics of mobility and heat transition are in the Forkus.

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"Deutsche Bahn" at KIT

Representatives of 'Deutsche Bahn' visited KIT to talk about DB's participation in the "reFuels" project. Among other things, they visited the bioliq system.

reFuels auf dem TdoT des KIT
reFuels at Open Day at KIT

At the KIT Open House, visitors were able to find out more about regeneratively produced, CO₂-neutral fuels.

reFuels in the research magazine lookKIT

Rethinking fuels: refuels research offensive on regenerative fuels launched - on pages 16 to 19

Forschungsoffensive zu regenerativen Kraftstoffen
Start of the Project “reFuels – Rethinking Fuels”

State Transport Minister Hermann: “Fuel Production with the Help of Renewable Energy Serves Climate Protection”

Forschungsoffensive zu regenerativen Kraftstoffen
Research Initiative on Regenerative Fuels

State Government, KIT, and Industry Agree on ”reFuels - Rethinking Fuels“ Project to Explore Alternatives to Fossil Fuels