Energy-, raw material- and water-intensive industries are facing growing economic, regulatory and ecological challenges, as is agriculture. Technological innovations make it possible to use existing resources even more efficiently, save costs and tap added value in the form of energy or recovered valuable materials. Both in complex production processes in the basic and processing industries (chemicals, paper, textiles, food, etc.) and in agriculture, such measures are usually associated with high investments, production adjustments and integration efforts.
Against this background, Fraunhofer IKTS helps companies, municipal operators, agricultural businesses and technology providers to analyze established and innovative approaches for specific water and wastewater treatment, material flow treatment, energy efficiency enhancement, closed-loop recycling and resource recovery and to evaluate them for their economic and ecological potential. .
Based on a comprehensive analysis, we identify potential short-term and long-term measures for the optimization of partial or total process steps in a neutral and technology-neutral manner. If potential approaches can be identified, we provide support in the form of experimental studies on a laboratory and pilot plant scale with the company-specific material flows and develop tailor-made solutions on a pilot scale. In numerous reference projects, we have been able to walk the path together from the initial needs analysis to the integrated solution in the customer's process.