The Laboratory staff organize the course Energy Technologies in the 7th semester of the School of Chemical Engineering.

The following courses are supported with laboratory assignments:

  • Liquid Fuels (8th semester School of Chemical Engineering, Specialization Energy, Direction Environment – Energy, with 10 laboratory assignments)
  • Gaseous and Solid Fuels (9th semester School of Chemical Engineering, Specialization Energy, Direction Environment – Energy, with 6 training assignments)
  • Fuel Technology and Lubricants with emphasis on Marine Fuels and Lubrication of Marine Engines is offered in the 9th Semester of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, with 4 laboratory assignments

The Laboratory participates in the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program of the NTUA "Energy Production and Management".

The research activities of the Laboratoryof Fuel and Lubricants Technology are listed in the following areas:

  • Fuel quality assurance (gaseous fuels, gasoline, aviation fuels, diesel fuels, marine fuels, residual fuels)
  • Application of modern technologies for the development of driving cycles (application in computer models for pollutant emissions)
  • Development and standardization of evaluation procedures for fuel additives
  • Introduction and integration of biofuels in the energy balance (raw materials, production, quality, specifications)
  • Quality management systems in the transportation of petroleum products
  • Quality assurance of gasoline and diesel at fuel retail stations
  • Investigation and development of methods for rapid detection of fuel adulteration and assessment of technical, economic and environmental impacts
  • Identification of oil spills, treatment of marine pollution with dispersants and absorbents
  • Energy recovery from waste materials
  • Used lubricants management
  • Liquid fuel upgrade under mild methods (oxidative desulphurization, solvent extraction)
  • Correlation of fuel properties with exhaust emissions from internal combustion engines
  • Ignition quality of middle and heavy petroleum fractions (cetane number and equivalent methods in heavy fractions)
  • Introduction and use of bioethanol and its derivatives (ethyl ethers) as gasoline blending components
  • Evaluation and use of alternative fuels in internal combustion engines,
  • Marine fuel quality assessment
  • Upgrade of low quality petroleum fractions in coprocessing with residual biomass (frying oils)

The Laboratory has the capacity to provide services in the public and private sectors by fully meeting the requirements for quality control of fuels, lubricants and fire safety materials.

The Laboratory follows an ISO  9001 quality assurance system and is ISO 17025 accredited for specific test methods.