Valuation of electricity-based fuels based on multiple questions
  • Which pathways to which electricity-based fuels (based on Methanol) are possible?
  • Which optimazations of efficiency do engines enable that are optimized for these fuels? Which technologies or adjustments are required?
  • What overal efficiency does the utilization path have from Well-to-Wheel/ Production-to-Wheel?
  • Which fuels allow a backwards compatibility to existing fleets?
  • How does a market launch of new or adapted engines or fuels into existing fleets work?
  • What are the differences compared to a BEV or fuel cell vehicle also regarding costs and infrastructure?

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Publications (selection)

  • Heuser, B. (2019): Closed Carbon Cycle Mobility – Pathways towards a CO 2 neutral Mobility, 5. Internationale FEV-Konferenz “Diesel Powertrains 3.0”.
  • Heuser, B.; Graziano, B.; Dhondge, A.; Schönen, Dr. M.; Yadav, P.; Betegeri, V. (2020): Renewable Drop-In Fuels as Immediate Measure to Reduce CO 2 -Emissions of Heavy-Duty Applications, 7. Internationaler Motorenkongress Baden-Baden.
  • Heuser, B.; Schnorbus, Dr. T.; Müther, Dr. M.; Lindemann, B. (2019): Closed Carbon Cycle Mobility – Pathways towards a CO 2 neutral mobility, 31. Internationale AVL Konferenz “Motor und Umwelt”.
  • Mahler, K.; Saupe, Ch.; Atzler, F.; Kapp, A.; Deissenroth, L.; Kastner, O.; Leuteritz, U. (2019): Einfluss von OME3-5 Blends auf die dieselmotorische Verbrennung, 10. Emission Control Konferenz TU Dresden.
  • Schorn, F.; Samsun, R. C.; Peters, R.; Stolten, D. (2020): Methanol based pathways towards renewable fuels, 8. Internationale Fuel Science Center Konferenz 2020.
  • Seifert, Dr. P.; Mehlhose, F.; Seidl, L. G.; Lee, Dr. R. P.; Meyer, Dr. B.; Kuschel, Dr. M.; Engelmann, J. (2020): Perspektive Ottokraftstoff regenerativ, 18. FAD-Konferenz 2020 “Herausforderung – Abgasnachbehandlung”.
  • Wouters, C.; Lehrheuer, B.; Heuser, B.; Pischinger, Dr. S.; (2020): Ottomischkraftstoffe mit Methanol, Ethanol und Butanol, Motortechnische Zeitschrift 03|2020, 81. Jahrgang.


Benedikt Heuser
Senior Project Manager
Diesel Powertrains


Thorsten Schnorbus
Senior Project Manager
Research and Innovation


Johanna Otting
Project Communication
Research and Innovation