BAU 2019

At the BAU 2019 trade fair in Munich, Fraunhofer UMSICHT will be presenting three different projects that can make urban space even more livable, efficient and sustainable in the future. Our team is looking forward to your visit (Hall C2, Stand No. 528).

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Strengthening acceptance in society

The UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group honors people with the UMSICHT Science Award who support the dialog between science and society through their work. Apply now!

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“Electricity as a resource”

Electrochemical processes that use renewable electricity to synthesize basic chemicals - with the aim of making the chemical industry more sustainable.

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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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Concepts for life in the green city

At the BAU 2019 trade fair in Munich from January 14 to 19, Fraunhofer UMSICHT will be presenting three different projects that can make urban space even more livable, efficient and sustainable in the future.



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.”



Micro Steam Turbine Receives Award

Fraunhofer UMSICHT and TURBONIK GmbH were named as joint recipients of the Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018. Their project “Highly efficient and oil-free stainless-steel micro steam turbines for independent power generation” took first place in the “Products” category.



Giving smartphones and tablets a »second life«

A new study project of Fraunhofer UMSICHT shows: the refurbishing of IT and communication devices for a second operating life makes a significant contribution to the protection of both the climate and resources.



Recovery of valuable substances

Fraunhofer UMSICHT will be at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne from March 20–23, to showcase solutions that can help to create added value chains and to establish a lasting contribution to sustainability in the food industry.



Powerful redox flow batteries

At the ENERGY STORAGE in Düsseldorf from March 13 to 15 Fraunhofer UMSICHT presents especially long-lasting redox flow stacks and highly flexible bipolar plates with which individual cells can be assembled to large-scale stacks.



PLA in the waste streams

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



New technology platform partnership

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.