Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

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We are working on the industrialization of hydrogen electrolysis by developing and manufacturing new materials and systems – from catalysts and electrodes to fuel cells and stacks.

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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 – although currently under special conditions:

The corona pandemic presents us all with major challenges.  

In order to slow down the spread of the virus and protect the health of everyone, the UMSICHT team is now working from home. There we are available for you by phone or e-mail and try to reduce the restrictions on project work to a minimum. Until further notice, however, all public events at the institute are cancelled.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to a further successful cooperation.

Stay healthy.

Current press releases



e-World 2020

The Performance Center DYNAFLEX® plans future-oriented interface projects for the energy and materials industry. Visit us at the e-World, where we will be happy to discuss individual solutions for your company and the concrete implementation of the DYNAFLEX® network.



Microplastics in rivers and lakes

Microplastics and plastics are widespread in the environment. However, it is still largely unknown where the small particles and fibres come from and what effects they have on freshwater systems. This is why the LimnoPlast project was launched on 1st November, in which 13 European project partners cooperate within the topic.



assessment of recycling activities

The efficient recycling of recyclable materials can make significant positive contributions by tackling resource use and consequently addressing climate change. This is confirmed by the study ‘resources SAVED by recycling’.



Mulch foils in agriculture

In the »iMulch« project, funded by the EU and the German federate state North Rhine-Westphalia, scientists are developing new measuring methods to analyse the effects of plastics (micro and macro plastics) on soils and drainage waters.

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