OWI – Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbH

OWI was founded in 1998 and is an affiliated institute of the RWTH-Aachen University. OWI is a nonprofit organization with its main task undertaking applied research and development of energy and combustion technology with a focus on liquid fuels. The activities of OWI reach from industrial research to governmental funded research projects. OWI is involved in projects regarding the development of gas and oil burners, reformers, FCs, high temperature materials and CHP system design. For that purpose OWI has lab test capabilities for FC systems, fuel processors, combustion units and CHP systems. Furthermore OWI operates a material test lab with high temperature furnaces, a chemical lab for analysis of organic substances and several high performance calculation servers for numerical calculations.



Öl-Wärme-Institut (OWI) GmbH
Kaiserstr. 100
52134 Herzogenrath

Contact person

Dr. Joerg vom Schloss j.vomschloss@owi-aachen.de



Website : http://www.owi-aachen.de/en/

Type of organization : Research Institute

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 30

Participation in FCH JU Projects : CISTEM


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.01 Road vehicles applications
  • 1.02 Non road vehicles (including materials handling) applications
  • 1.03 Auxiliary Power Units (APU)
  • 1.06 System (BoP) components
  • 1.07 System integration
  • 1.09 Demonstration
  • 1.10 Modelling
  • 1.11 Characterisation and testing

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.08 Stack integration and BOP
  • 2.09 Demonstration
  • 2.10 Modelling
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.01 Combined Heat and Power Units (CHP)
  • 3.02 Power Generation
  • 3.03 Back-Up Power Systems
  • 3.04 Residential
  • 3.05 Commercial
  • 3.06 Industrial
  • 3.07 Control, diagnostics and prognostics
  • 3.08 Innovation on fuel cells and components
  • 3.10 Modelling
  • 3.11 Characterisation and testing

Cross-Cutting Research Activities

  • 4.06 Market and Technology Monitoring
  • 4.07 Pre-Normative Research
  • 4.10 Support (to public authorities, polica makers and Society)