Lighthouse Project »Electricity as a Resource«

Ten Fraunhofer Institutes led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT have joined forces to work on the Fraunhofer lighthouse project ”Electricity as a resource”. Their aim is to develop and optimize processes that enable low-carbon power to be used to synthesize important base chemicals.

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SUSMILK – Green Dairy

The SUSMILK conference “Solutions for sustainable milk processing” give you the opportunity to know solutions, technologies and industry trends to develop resource efficient milk processing and to contact experts to make new connections, share perspectives and brainstorm solutions. We are looking forward to your visit in Spain!

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to Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
 

Our know-how covers technical innovations in the fields of environmental, material, process and energy technology. Our objective is the advancement of sustainable economies, environmentally friendly technologies and innovative approaches. Our wish: to improve the standard of living and to promote the innovation capacity of the economy.

 

 

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Current press releases and events

 

19.9.2016

K 2016: Electrically conductive thermoplastic materials

Fraunhofer UMSICHT develops novel flexible compounds based on plastic materials to be used for electrical, electrochemical and mechanical applications. These and other highlights from the bioplastics research will be presented at this year’s “K 2016” trade fair from October 19 to 25.

 

15.9.2016

Bioplastics: Scientists establish new fields of application

In many fields of application, bioplastics are the viable alternative material of choice. Such applications are for example packaging materials and mulching foils. Soon two more products can be added to the growing list based on the two recently started projects ‘Bioshoreline’ and ‘BioFlooring’. Fraunhofer UMSICHT scientists research a geotextile that is degradable in a defined time . The textile will serve as temporary filter in biotechnical measures to safeguard the shorelines of inland waterways and as elastic bioplastic flooring.

 

4.7.2016

SUSMILK – Solutions for sustainable milk processing

The SUSMILK conference “Solutions for sustainable milk processing” give you the opportunity to know solutions, technologies and industry trends to develop resource efficient milk processing and to contact experts to make new connections, share perspectives and brainstorm solutions.

 

28.4.2016

'BioSuck' at the IFAT Trade Show

From potato peelings to blood, large volumes of waste materials pile up in the food processing industry. Today, these materials serve limited purposes. Cleaning all this waste produces a large wastewater volume. As part of the EU Project 'BioSuck' and in collaboration with an international task force, scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT responded by developing new waste and wastewater management tools for the food industry. Here is the idea: Suction off the waste materials using the vacuum technology to save water and reduce the costs of wastewater removal.  

 

27.1.2016

SWACC® protects materials from corrosion even after they have been damaged

Environmental impacts such as rain, but also high temperatures and aggressive contaminations at industrial plants severely stress materials and pose new challenges to corrosion protection. With SWACC®, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is developing a powder coating that protects components from corrosion damage even if their coating features cracks or scratches. First results with the self-sealing product are promising.

 

18.5.2016

Electricity as a Raw Material

Ten Fraunhofer Institutes led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT have joined forces to work on the Fraunhofer lighthouse project ”Electricity as a Raw Material”. Their aim is to develop and optimize processes that enable low-carbon power to be used to synthesize important base chemicals.

 

11.11.2016

Announcement UMSICHT Science Award 2016

A comprehensible communication that is appropriate to particular target groups is the key to an open exchange between science and society. Announced by the UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group the UMSICHT science award is endowed to people who make scientific results accessible to society in an outstanding manner. The UMSICHT Science Award is endowed for the seventh time in the categories of science and journalism and totals 15,000 euros. The deadline for submission of application is March 31, 2016.

 

20.10.2015

MoA signing between Fraunhofer Society and U of Alberta

The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology (Fraunhofer UMSICHT) along with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (Fraunhofer IVV) signed a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the University of Alberta (Canada) in September 2015, marking the next phase in their collaborative research partnership.