Launch Joint Research Platform

Wednesday 17 May 2017 marked the official launch of a collaborative Joint Research Platform between the Birmingham Energy Institute and Fraunhofer UMSICHT at the University of Birmingham.

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Key technology for powerful redox flow batteries

Fraunhofer UMSICHT researchers have developed a 3.2 m²-sized bipolar plate that allows for the construction of large scale redox flow batteries.

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Project start BioMates

The EU Project BioMates aims at manufacturing intermediate products made from wood-like or stalk-like non-food biomass, e.g. from agricultural residues. Such bio-based intermediates will be highly suitable for sensitive crude-oil-based refinery processes.

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Vertical greenlining: UMSICHT at BAU 2017

With vertical greenlining, the façades of buildings can be equipped with plants – with the objectives of improving the micro climate and sound insulation and reducing the fine dust concentration. At the BAU 2017 trade fair, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is presenting a pilot system for vertical greenlining that is deployable now already on a small scale.

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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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22.5.2017

Launch Joint Research Platform

Wednesday 17 May 2017 marked the official launch of a collaborative Joint Research Platform between the Birmingham Energy Institute and Fraunhofer UMSICHT at the University of Birmingham.

 

10.5.2017

Fighting plastics waste with mealworms

At present, environmental pollution due to plastics is higher than ever before. Fraunhofer UMSICHT performs research on environmentally friendly processes for the decomposition of plastics and is using small biological helpers for this: mealworm larvae that utilize the plastics and secrete them again as organic substances.

 

23.3.2017

Green energy for sustainable chemistry

At the HANNOVER MESSE 2017 (April 24th to 28th, Hall 2, Booth C22), Fraunhofer UMSICHT is presenting the Fraunhofer key project "Electricity as a raw material".

 

10.3.2017

Key technology for powerful redox flow batteries

Fraunhofer UMSICHT researchers have developed a 3.2 m²-sized bipolar plate that allows for the construction of large scale redox flow batteries. Which role this technology can play in the energy transition will be on display at the ENERGY STORAGE 2017.

 

8.2.2017

Cost-efficient treatment of fire-fighting water

In order to provide an effective fire-fighting capability for major fires of fuels and solvents the utilization of foam fire-extinguishing agents with PFC is in most cases indispensable. However, breakdown of fluorocarbon compounds (PFCs) is extremely difficult and they are, in part, toxic. As consequence, therefore, fire-fighting water containing PFCs must be collected and processed or professionally disposed of.

 

24.1.2017

Project start BioMates

The EU project BioMates aims at manufacturing intermediate products made from wood-like or stalk-like non-food biomass, e.g. from agricultural residues. Such bio-based intermediates will be highly suitable for sensitive crude-oil-based refinery processes.

 

21.12.2016

Vertical greenlining: UMSICHT at BAU 2017

With vertical greenlining, the façades of buildings can be equipped with plants long-term – with the objectives of positively influencing the micro climate, reducing the fine dust concentration, and improving sound insulation. At the BAU 2017 trade fair, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is presenting a pilot system for vertical greenlining that is deployable now already on a small scale. 

 

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.

 

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 April 14, 2017.