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.


Titelblatt der Ausgabe des Magazins lookKIT zum Thema "Nachhaltige Mobilität"KIT
New Article about reFuels in the Reseach Magazine lookKIT

The current issue of KIT's reseach magazine lookKIT focuses on the topic of sustainable mobility: There are many aspects to sustainable mobility. Which automobile drive technologies will we rely on in the future? How will we shape our urban and rural mobility spaces? What is our vision of socially fair mobility? These and many other questions are on the agenda of scientists at KIT.

Read the article about the reFuels project on pp. 28-32.

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reFuels at HANNOVER MESSE 2021

Innovation. Inspiration. Interaction. In 2021, the HANNOVER MESSE 2021 Digital Edition focuses on "Industrial Transformation".

Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) is Showcasing Selected Highlights of Technology Development at Two Virtual Booths from April 12 to 16: “Future Hub“ and “Energy Solutions“. The Project "reFuels - Rethinking Fuels" is presented by project coordinator Dr. Olaf Toedter.

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Regenerative Fuels for the Climate - One of the Building Blocks for CO2-neutral Mobility

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".

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