20-21. September 2018 - fuels for the mobility of tomorrow


The combustion engine as the backbone of mobility must be more environmentally and climate friendly. Its exhaust emissions and the almost unchecked use of fossil resources for mobility are increasingly criticized. In order to survive in the competition with electromobility in the future, alternative fuels must provide evidence of low greenhouse gas emissions, competing uses of their raw materials with food production and for cultivated areas must be avoided and, ideally, be produced with regenerative surplus electricity. From a technical point of view, the interactions of future fuels with conventional and other alternative fuels as well as with the engine and engine oil and not least the exhaust gas aftertreatment must be examined. The operational safety and the service life of application technologies with new fuels must remain guaranteed.

The conference is aimed at technical / scientific experts, company decision-makers, doctoral students and students who are looking for an opportunity to discuss their ideas and possible solutions to today's and future challenges in an interdisciplinary specialist audience.

The key data of the event at a glance:

September 20 and 21, 2018

Day 1 (Thursday): 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (followed by an evening event)

Day 2 (Friday): 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

Bundesallee 10 | 38116 Braunschweig

Registration fees

Industry representatives: 450 euros

University members: 280 euros

Students: 50 euros

Highlight: poster competition

Young scientists working in fuel research are invited to take part in the poster competition. The presentation of their current research results offers them the opportunity to talk to experts from science and industry and to discuss them professionally. The Fuels Joint Research Group subsidizes participation in the poster competition with 50 euros. The best posters will be rewarded with prize money (1st prize: 500 euros, 2nd prize: 200 euros, 3rd prize: 100 euros).

The competition is aimed at students and doctoral students who are involved in research on alternative fuels, especially biofuels, in project and final theses or in their doctoral theses. This includes topics related to manufacturing and engine combustion, but also issues such as exhaust gas emissions, environmental effects, eco-balancing or, for example, the use of sensors in fuel research.

Are you interested?

Then please send the following information to Caroline Rahn (tac Coburg) by May 31, 2018:


  • Title of the poster     
  • Abstract (max. 2000 characters including spaces; will be published in the conference proceedings)     
  • Type of project presented (project, bachelor, diploma, master or doctoral thesis)     
  • Last name, first name and contact details, scientific supervisor of the work, name of the institution

Further information on the event can be found on the Fuels Joint Research Group homepage.