Announcement UMSICHT Science Award 2017

Announced by the UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group the UMSICHT Science Award is endowed for the eights time to people who make scientific results accessible to society in an outstanding manner.

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“Sweedhart”: Do not fight weeds but use them as biomass

In the “Sweedhart” project, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is developing new methods to counter the burden caused by weeds and to utilize the plants as energy source at the same time.

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

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16.11.2016

Particle foams: Biodegradable packaging

Thanks to a new processing technique, foamable particles that are based on renewable resources can be processed into individual molded parts, e. g. for utilization as packaging material. Subsequent to use, the foam parts are compostable.

 

4.11.2016

3D printing: customized insoles for diabetes patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. This approach means the mechanical properties of each insole can be assessed scientifically and more effectively.

 

2.11.2016

SUSMILK: Sustainable solutions for dairy processing

SUSMILK shows how energy and water can be saved in the manufacturing of milk products. The EU-project developed modules that contribute to sustainable dairy processing in existing dairy infrastructures. After three years the evaluated concept for a ”green dairy” has now been established.

 

20.10.2016

Announcement UMSICHT Science Award 2017

Announced by the UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group the UMSICHT Science Award is endowed for the eights time to people who make scientific results accessible to society in an outstanding manner. The award is aimed at promoting both categories (science and journalism) and is endowed with a total of 12,000 EUR. The deadline for submission of application is March 31, 2017.

 

13.10.2016

“Sweedhart”: Do not fight weeds but use them as biomass

Already today, farmers are suffering from low agricultural yields because weeds are affecting their fields. Since the wild plants have developed resistances to herbicides, they can damage crop plants unhindered and as such are – long-term – threatening food safety. Instead of only fighting weeds, it is, however, possible to also profit from them: In the “Sweedhart” project, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is developing new methods to counter the burden caused by weeds and to utilize the plants as energy source at the same time.

 

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.