Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Welcome to

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.

Pioneer for a sustainable world

Privacy warning

With the click on the play button an external video from www.youtube.com is loaded and started. Your data is possible transferred and stored to third party. Do not start the video if you disagree. Find more about the youtube privacy statement under the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy

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

 

5.5.2022

Electrochemical Cell Concepts Colloquium

For the 3rd time in a row, Fraunhofer UMSICHT invites to the "Electrochemical Cell Concepts Colloquium – E3C": On May 19, scientists from Europe, Australia and America will come together virtually to discuss special designs and modifications of flow and non-flow reactors. The focus will be on CO2 conversion and capture, 3D printed electrodes as well as innovative cell und stack concepts. 

 

4.4.2022

Processing renewable raw materials instead of crude oil

In the project BioMates, the overall production process is now established and running on a validation scale. After producing 1000 kilograms of bio-oil in a test facility for the first time last year, this was another important step for achieving the project’s goal to establish a procedure to process sustainable raw materials instead of crude oil on large scale in refineries.

 

29.3.2022

Closing the carbon cycle via electrolysis

How can the performance of zero-gap electrolysers be increased with regard to CO2 reduction? Scientists from Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and RWTH Aachen have addressed this question.

 

Events and Trade Fairs

 

Fraunhofer UMSICHT in the Social Web

Whether Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Youtube – our social media channels keep you up to date.