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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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.

 

18.8.2015

MailScout: Fraunhofer UMSICHT development unburdens e-mail inboxes at SAP

Barely meaningful e-mail subject lines or “reply to all” messages cost a lot of time and hard cash. Fraunhofer UMSICHT has developed a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook® that permanently improves e-mail communications within a company. In the future, the MailScout software will support 90,000 internal and external staff at the software manufacturer SAP in the writing of informative e-mails. The result: fewer electronic messages with higher quality.

 

13.8.2015

ECLIPSE: Functionalized bio-based plastic films without foodstuffs competition

Bio-based plastics increasingly replace packaging made of conventional plastics, but they are – in part – competing with the cultivation of foodstuffs. In the ECLIPSE project, Fraunhofer UMSICHT – within an international consortium – has developed a novel packaging concept that does both dispense with fossil raw materials and also does not compete with the foodstuffs industry. The two films developed consist of waste materials as well as algae-based biomass, are compostable, and are assessed for eco-balance.