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, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 40–45 | Cite as

Electricity-generated fuels for mobile machinery

  • Ahmad Omari
  • Benedikt Heuser
  • Andreas Wiartalla
  • Dirk Bergmann
Development Fuels

Electric or electrified powertrains are widely seen as a valuable contribution to reduce the overall CO2 emissions, especially for the inner-city and private transport sector. But when it comes to long-distance freight transportation and heavy mobile machinery, the energy density of the in-vehicle stored fuel becomes mission critical. Therefore, internal combustion engines running with liquid fuels are seen to stay the main propulsion systems for these kinds of applications. In cooperation with FEV, RWTH Aachen University has investigated various alternative fuels for their suitability in mobile machines.

Requirements for Fuels

The electrification of the drivetrain for individual transport is regarded as one of the essential success factors for compliance with future climate protection goals. Apart from a significant reduction in emissions of harmful substances, all-electric vehicles offer the advantage of climate neutrality if electricity generated from renewable sources is used. In...



Very special thanks due to Dr.-Ing. Markus Schoenen, Head of Performance and Emissions, Diesel Powertrains at FEV Europe GmbH, who made as the fifth author this paper possible.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Omari
    • 1
  • Benedikt Heuser
    • 1
  • Andreas Wiartalla
    • 2
  • Dirk Bergmann
    • 3
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
  2. 2.FEV Consulting GmbHAachenGermany
  3. 3.FEV Europe GmbHAachenGermany

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