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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Urban Food Systems

In UFoSystem, a stable multilateral partnership in the field of "Urban Farming / Sustainable Urban Food Production" is being established.

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Sustainability Report

Freshly published: the Sustainability Report 2019. In this report, we make specific reference to the Sustainable Development Goals for the first time.

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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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Catalysts for industrial use

Fraunhofer UMSICHT supports research institutions and companies in testing and screening as well as preparation and development of catalysts.

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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



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.



Characterising micro- and macroplastics in soils

Researchers of the iMulch project succeeded in establishing the first three test criteria for determining microplastics in the ecological system soil.


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