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 and fuel synthesis, to suppliers and 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.
Renewable fuels are an elementary complementary component towards CO₂-neutral mobility. On Tuesday, the state cabinet voted in favour of elaborating a roadmap - in cooperation with representatives of business and science - to promote these so-called reFuels. These are synthesised from CO2 and hydrogen with the help of sustainably generated electricity from renewable energies.Mehr
In order to test the production of renewable fuels from the CO₂ emissions of cement plants and their use in aviation, for example, the state, the cement industry and Stuttgart Airport have signed a memorandum of understanding for a pilot project.More
Interview on renewable fuels and bioeconomy with Professor Jörg Sauer, head of Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT) of KIT, and Professor Nicolaus Dahmen, who coordinates fuel production in the project "reFuels - Rethinking Fuels".Magazine
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.To the report
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 CO₂ emissions and reaching the climate protection goals.More
State Government, KIT, and Industry Agree on ”reFuels - Rethinking Fuels“ Project to Explore Alternatives to Fossil FuelsMore
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