Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

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Strategy development for municipal utilities and energy suppliers

We provide orientation in the market environment, support both in concept development and in model-based evaluation of energy concepts and accompany implementation projects.

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Advancing the energy transition

How the change in the energy system is leading to new activities and business areas for municipal utilities.

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

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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Additive Manufacturing

Do you have questions about the fascinating possibilities of digital manufacturing? Would you like to learn what this can mean for your company and your products? We support you from the idea to the implementation.

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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.

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.

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Closed-loop recycling process for used plastics

Fraunhofer, SABIC, and Procter& Gamble join forces in closed-loop recycling pilot project for single-use face-masks.



Impulses for the design of electrochemical reactors

Researchers from around the world used the second "E3C – Electrochemical Cell Concepts Colloquium" to share their work on the design of electrochemical reactors.



Redox flow batteries: A step toward the mass market

Researchers at Fraunhofer UMSICHT have completely redesigned the heart of a redox flow battery — the stack — and have brought about a massive reduction in material usage and costs. Their efforts have earned them the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.


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