Germany is in the middle of the energy transition. Energy from alternative sources is leading to fuel diversification in the space heating market. Additive use is also increasing in the course of longer storage periods, which increases the number of possible fuel/additive combinations. In the worst case, new fuel components, the heating oil, their respective aging products and the additives could interact, potentially leading to system malfunctions. In order to exclude undesirable side effects as far as possible, additives can be tested on the basis of no-harm criteria. Until now, only analytical tests have been carried out in the heating oil sector - no application test.
BMWK-funded project completed
The BMWK has funded a research project on this subject, which has been completed after 2.5 years. The research work was initiated by the DGMK Fuels Technical Committee and was accompanied by experts from the additives and biodiesel industries as well as component manufacturers.