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  • Call for applications – UMSICHT Science Award 2019 / 2018

    Strengthening acceptance in society

    Press release / 30.10.2018

    Technological progress, forward-looking concepts, optimized processes. In increasingly shorter cycles, society is confronted with new developments – that does not necessarily receive a wide acceptance in the population. Therefore, it is even more important to present new technologies comprehensibly. This is the only way to make recognizable the added value of the development. The UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group honors people with the UMSICHT Science Award who support the dialog between science and society through their work. In 2019, the award is going to be presented for the tenth time in the categories science and journalism and is endowed with a total of 10,000 EUR. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

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  • Fraunhofer UMSICHT takes a position / 2018

    Can Bioplastics Be Recycled?

    Press Release / 10.9.2018

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    Bioplastics are considered a sustainable alternative to plastics made from petroleum. Should these materials be used more frequently, for instance in packaging? The environmentally friendly potential of bioplastics 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.”

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  • Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018 / 2018

    Micro Steam Turbine Receives Award

    Press Release / 5.7.2018

    On June 13, 2018, Fraunhofer UMSICHT and TURBONIK GmbH were named as joint recipients of the Stahl-Innovationspreis (Steel Innovation Prize) in Berlin. Their project “Highly efficient and oil-free stainless-steel micro steam turbines for independent power generation” took first place in the “Products” category, out of a total of 561 submissions.

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  • Achema 2018 / 2018

    Carbon2Chem®: Keeping carbon in the loop

    Press Release / 18.5.2018

    Better climate protection requires a reduction of CO2 emissions as well as less use of fossil fuels. Cross-industrial networks give the energy and emission-intensive industrial sectors an opportunity to make a sustainable contribution. At the ACHEMA, the Leading Show for the Process Industries in Frankfurt am Main, the project Carbon2Chem® will present its way for more climate protection in industry in hall 9.2., booth B 74a from June 11 to 15, 2018.

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  • Hydrogen peroxide, ethene, alcohols: The Fraunhofer lighthouse project “Electricity as a resource” is developing electrochemical processes that use renewable electricity to synthesize basic chemicals - with the aim of making the chemical industry more sustainable. From June 11 to 15, Fraunhofer UMSICHT will be presenting the results together with eight other Fraunhofer Institutes at ACHEMA 2018.

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  • Many biogenic residues, in particular sewage sludge, contain relevant valua-ble substances that are not being utilized optimally so far. An environmental-ly friendly and sustainable approach is the recycling of these raw materials through targeted regional recovery of resources. From 14 to 18 May at IFAT in Munich, Hall B2, booth 215/314, Fraunhofer UMSICHT presents solutions for the treatment and utilization of sewage sludge for the purpose of phospho-rus recovery by means of ultrasound, as well as other regional utilization concepts for biomass, from fuel supply to material utilization.

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  • Survey / 2018

    Giving smartphones and tablets a »second life«

    Press release / 27.3.2018

    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. Ein Bild zum Teaser-Text wird unter dem entsprechenden Reiter dieser Komponente mittels drag&drop aus der Seitennavigation (Medienbibliothek-UMSICHT-de-images-pressemitteilungen) gezogen.

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  • Call for applications – UMSICHT Science Award 2018 / 2018

    Understanding the progress

    Press release / 27.3.2018

    New concepts and developments can only succeed if they own the confidence of society. In order to get society and target groups involved, technologies have to be presented in a comprehensible way. Announced by the UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group, the UMSICHT Science Award is endowed for the ninth time to people who promote the dialog between science and society. The award is aimed at promoting both categories – science and journalism – and is endowed with a total of 10,000 EUR. Applications can be sent until April 8, 2018.

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  • First results are available / 2018

    Biofuels: EU project BioMates® picks up the pace

    Press release / 21.3.2018

    BioMates® , a project funded by European Union (EU), enters the next round: Experts from the eight-partner project have developed a pilot plant recently, which is able to process in trial mode up to five kilograms of straw and non-food biomass (Miscanthus) and turn it into a new-generation bio-oil. In parallel, the international research team has identified the ideal refinery entry points for co-processing of such oil within conventional refineries. After its start in 2016, the project now is gradually moving closer to its goal of production of fuels using lignocellulosic biomass on a demonstration scale in the future. Fraunhofer UMSICHT carries the first and important processing of the bio-oil.

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  • Fraunhofer DYNAFLEX® High Performance Center / 2018

    Production and energy supply of the future: flexible, modular and adaptable

    Press release / 13.3.2018

    Zukunftsfähige Produktionssysteme

    How can manufacturing companies use more “green” electricity in the future? How can the process industry react to the shift in the raw material base from petroleum-based input materials to biomass? And how is it possible to cost-effectively produce smaller margins of different products? The Fraunhofer DYNAFLEX® High Performance Center develops scientific foundations and concepts for these topics and delivers them to industry, teaching and further education in order to enable an efficient sector integration of production and energy supply. The goal is to be able to plan coordinated, adaptable, flexible and modular production systems. The Institute will present first simulation models at the Hannover Messe (April 23 to 27) at the joint stand of the Fraunhofer Group for Production in hall 17, stand no. C24.

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