Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Glass engineered to defy flames

For the first time in the institute's history a Fraunhofer UMSICHT team has been awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize: Dr. Holger Wack, Damian Hintemann and the industry partner Thomas Baus.

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Fraunhofer Solution Days

The lectures and exhibits are still available on-demand in the media library.

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The Annual Report 2019 has been published

The focus is on projects and initiatives related to climate change and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

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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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We celebrate 30 years of Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Started in 1990 with five employees, the UMSICHT team now comprises 530 people. For three decades we have been developing technical innovations that contribute to a resource-saving society and economy. On our 30th birthday we are ready for a new vision: We are pioneers in a sustainable world.

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Carbon2Chem® Conference

During the event, the project coordinators received the letter of approval for the second funding phase of Carbon2Chem® from Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek.

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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.

Current press releases

 

28.10.2020

Carbon2Chem® Conference

At the event, representatives from politics, business and science discussed the prerequisites and options for climate-friendly industries. Occasion: The first phase of the BMBF-funded joint project Carbon2Chem® was successfully completed.

 

9.10.2020

Glass engineered to defy flames

Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Hörmann have developed a new type of fire-resistant glass that holds up under even extreme heat – and ported this glazing from the beaker to the production line within four years. No more toxic acrylamide, around 85 percent less process waste, a leaner manufacturing process, excellent performance – these product merits garnered the development team the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.

 

8.10.2020

Recycling is the key to climate protection

The "resources SAVED by recycling" study presented today by Fraunhofer UMSICHT proves that the ALBA Group makes a direct contribution to climate protection through recycled raw materials. In 2019, the ALBA Group saved more than 4.2 million tonnes of climate-damaging greenhouse gases through the closed-loop circulation of 6 million tonnes of recyclables.

 

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