Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Vertical greening in urban areas

Modular system combines flexible construction with positive properties for the urban climate and excellent noise protection.

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Sustainability Report

Freshly published: the Sustainability Report 2019. In this report, we make specific reference to the Sustainable Development Goals for the first time.

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Our expertise has proven itself in a wide range of projects.

Fraunhofer expertise for business, politics, and society in the fields of energy, processes, and products.

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Catalysts for industrial use

Fraunhofer UMSICHT supports research institutions and companies in testing and screening as well as preparation and development of catalysts.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT


We want a clean environment. The waste of raw materials annoys us. We strive for efficient processes, environmentally friendly technologies and sustainable products. Therefore we want to make research understandable and motivate people to join us in the transition to a sustainable society. This is what we stand for. This is what Fraunhofer UMSICHT stands for.

For us, sustainability is lived practice. We are interested in what needs to change in order to make the transition to a sustainable society work. We have in mind the change in the supply of raw materials and energy and the change from a linear economic system to a circular one. We are familiar with this. This is what we are researching.

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Electrolysis Technologies

Why marketable concepts of catalysts, electrodes and cells are still in short supply – and what needs to change: Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institutes UMSICHT, ISE and ICT, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr University Bochum, the Center for Fuel Cell Technology and the company IRD Fuel Cells have investigated.



Climate-friendly thermal energy for 836 residential units in Oberhausen

Energetic district development: Refurbishment concept relies on intelligent cogeneration of electricity and heat and ensures energy-efficient living space.



Shaping the chemical industry sustainably

From process intensification to digitalization: Nine Fraunhofer Institutes develop new technologies for green chemistry. The application of the new technologies and methods will be demonstrated on a technical scale using three reference processes that address different product areas in chemistry.


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