Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft brings new bio-energy technology to Canada

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the University of Alberta signed a research collaboration agreement to launch a new Technology Platform partnership. The Platform will support joint projects that develop new energy technologies and test them with Alberta feedstock material.

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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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6.12.2017

PLA in the waste streams

Results summary: How do bio-based plastics perform in established recycling systems?

 

30.10.2017

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft brings new bio-energy technology to Canada

On October 24th 2017, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the University of Alberta signed a research collaboration agreement to launch a new Technology Platform partnership. The Platform will support joint projects that develop new energy technologies and test them with Alberta feedstock material.

 

27.10.2017

Prof. Weidner member of Green Talents jury

25 leading young scientists from all over the world meet Germany´s sustainability researchers from 16 to 27 October 2017. Prof.  Weidner is  member of the Green Talents jury and talked to the Green Talents team.  

 

13.10.2017

Innovation Award for leather tanning process

Fraunhofer UMSICHT developed a completely innovative leather tanning process that reduces emissions and production costs. For this process Dr. Manfred Renner was awarded the European innovation award in Brussels on October 11, 2017.

 

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.

 

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.