reFuels – Rethinking Fuels

reFuels – Rethinking Fuels

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In der Forschungsinitiative „reFuels – Kraftstoffe neu denken“ betrachtet das Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) gemeinsam mit dem Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg, drei weiteren Ministerien und zahlreichen Partnern aus der Automobil-, Automobilzuliefer- und Mineralölindustrie die effiziente Herstellung und Nutzung von regenerativen Kraftstoffen, sogenannten reFuels. Außerdem erproben sie deren Einsatz in der bestehenden Fahrzeugflotte und wollen gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz für diese Kraftstoffe erreichen.

Das Projekt umfasst die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette, vom Energieversorger, der Kraftstoffsynthese, über Lieferanten, Systementwickler bis hin zu Motoren- und Fahrzeugherstellern.

Alle Fahrzeuge – ob alt oder neu – können diese regenerativen Kraftstoffe tanken. Ziel ist es, eine schnelle ergänzende Lösung für eine CO2-neutrale Mobilität zu schaffen.

Within the “reFuels – Rethinking Fuels” research initiative, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport, three other state ministries, and several partners from automotive, automotive supply, and mineral oil industries, studies the efficient production and use of regenerative fuels, so-called reFuels. In addition, the partners test the use of reFuels in the existing vehicle fleet, the goal being to achieve the society’s acceptance of these fuels.

The project covers the entire value chain, from utilities to fuel synthesis, to suppliers, to systems developers, to engine and car manufacturers.

Work is aimed at producing regenerative fuels suited for all vehicles, whether old or new, and, thus, at quickly providing an additional solution for CO₂-neutral mobility.  

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