Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

The Annual Report 2018 has been published!

Many success stories and large-scale projects have shaped our scientific work in the last year. Get an insight into our activities and do not hesitate to contact us if you have ideas for an exciting joint project!

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Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

 

Our know-how covers technical innovations in the fields of environmental, material, process, and energy technology. Our objective is the advancement of sustainable economies, environmentally friendly technologies and innovative approaches. Our wish: to improve the standard of living and to promote the innovation capacity of the economy.

 

 

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Current press releases and events

 

14.10.2019

Sustainability
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’.

 

11.10.2019

IN4climate.NRW publishes its first discussion paper

The discussion paper published jointly by industrial stakeholders and scientists shows the crucial relevance of hydrogen for the energy transition, outlines the challenges associated with the development of the necessary infrastructure and also addresses policy-makers by providing clear recommendations for action.

 

10.10.2019

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.

 

2.5.2019

Cooperation with Chiba University

In future, German and Japanese researchers want to cooperate more closely in the development of new technologies for urban horticulture.

 

18.2.2019

Assessment tool for recyclable packaging

Plastic is an important material in the packaging industry. The material offers many advantages – but also faces criticism due to the great challenge to create a closed loop for plastic in the sense of a circular economy. Fraunhofer UMSICHT tested a software tool developed by Henkel that detects viability early in the packaging design process.

 

12.2.2019

Influence of artificial light

Shift work throws the internal clock out of sync and means stress for the body. Fraunhofer UMSICHT used an experimental lighting system at the BMW Group plant in Munich to investigate the influence of artificial light on the body and mind.

 

29.1.2019

Processing of toner cartridges

A new study conducted by the Fraunhofer UMSICHT on behalf of the environmental service provider Interseroh shows the specific contribution the professional reprocessing and reuse of used toner cartridges makes towards climate protection and resource savings.

 

2.5.2018

Recycling Bioplastics

Bioplastics are considered a sustainable alternative to plastics made from petroleum. The environmentally friendly potential will only be fully realized when it is also possible to recycle them. The experts at Fraunhofer UMSICHT wondered: Are bioplastics compatible with recycling? Their answers can be found in the new position paper, “Recycling Bioplastics.”