About us

Pioneering the way to a sustainable world

Fraunhofer UMSICHT is pioneering the way to a sustainable world. With our research on carbon managementcircular economy, green hydrogen and local energy systems, we make concrete contributions to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

We develop innovative, industrially feasible technologies, products and services for the circular economy and bring them to application. The focus is on the balance of economically successful, socially equitable and sustainable developments.

The institute has sites in Oberhausen, Willich and Sulzbach-Rosenberg. In 2022, Fraunhofer UMSICHT generated a turnover of 58 million euros with a workforce of 600 employees. As an institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organization, we are globally networked and promote international cooperation.

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Facts and figures about Fraunhofer UMSICHT



From "Chemical energy storage" to "Sustainability and participation" – a look at our departments



A look at our sustainability strategy and our sustainability mission statement



Our network includes universities, scientific institutions and companies.

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