Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbH (OWI), located in Aachen, Germany, was established in 1998. The shareholders are Prof. Heinrich Köhne, Dr. Klaus Lucka, RWTH Aachen, the Institute of Economic Oil Heating (IWO) and the German Association of Combustible and Mineral Oil Trading (GDBM). OWI is a non-profit organisation that contributes to assure a reliable energy supply in the future. With the focus on efficient and effective use of combustible fuels, projects at OWI are committed to achieve this goal. OWI functions to bridge the gap between fundamental research and the industry. OWI promotes the publication of research results, international cooperation and information exchange between scientific groups.