Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT

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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.

Pioneer for a sustainable world

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We want an earth that is worth living on. An earth on which nature and civilization are not mutually exclusive. That is why the sustainable energy and raw materials shift is the focus of our work at Fraunhofer UMSICHT: With our research in the divisions of climate-neutral energy systems, resource-efficient processes and circular products, we make concrete contributions to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

More on sustainability at Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Current press releases



Two packaging systems in competition

The packaging world is experiencing a shift away from plastic toward paper, cardboard or paperboard. But how sustainable is this new trend? In the latest report, Fraunhofer UMSICHT and the Fraunhofer IBP explain the background to and correlations between the ecological effects of single-use cardboard boxes and reusable plastic crates.



New study proves: Cycles protect the environment

In the current study "resources SAVED by recycling", Fraunhofer UMSICHT analyzed for the recycling service provider Interzero which climate-related environmental damage can be avoided with recycling solutions and how high the resulting savings potentials are.



On the way to an international circular plastics economy

Since August 2022 Prof. Manfred Renner is the new head of Fraunhofer CCPE. The cluster will present research results, implementation projects and strategiesat on the first international Fraunhofer CCPE Summit on February 8 and 9, 2023 in Munich.


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