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  • In the EU project AddMorePower, characterization and modeling techniques are to be developed under the leadership of Fraunhofer IKTS in order to qualify new materials for power semiconductors and thus strengthen the European semiconductor industry.

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  • © Institut für Energieverfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    As of January 1, 2023, Fraunhofer IKTS has integrated the Freiberg research group Circular Carbon Technologies KKT. By doing so, the institute aims to leverage further synergies in electrolysis, hydrogen and power-to-X technologies and to develop sustainable carbon sources for circular economy.

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  • © HDH

    On January 8, 2023, Fraunhofer IKTS, Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) Co, LTD and European SOC producer ELCOGEN agreed on a close development collaboration in the fields of hydrogen and fuel/electrolysis cells.

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  • © Fraunhofer, Max Niemann

    How can an economic, social and ecologically sustainable structural change be achieved in the former opencast mines near Helmstedt? How can jobs in this region be safeguarded and new ones created? Which innovations are necessary in order to strengthen the agricultural enterprises in the region in the long term? These questions are being addressed not only by politicians and the people and companies of the Helmstedt region, but also by the scientists of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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  • The international research project CARE-O-SENE (Catalyst Research for Sustainable Kerosene) was granted 30 million euros in funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Additionally, the industrial consortium partners contribute 10 million euros. The aim of the project is to develop novel, next-generation Fischer-Tropsch catalysts and thus to optimise the production of sustainable kerosene – or Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) – on an industrial scale.

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  • Water quality and the circular economy / 2022

    Industrial testing platform for clean water

    Press release / October 04, 2022

    © Fraunhofer IKTS

    If we look at all of the business sectors in Germany, industry requires the largest amount of water. This makes access to efficient technology for cleaning and recycling water all the more important for this sector in particular. Ideally, this technology should also allow energy and valuable raw materials to be retrieved so that they can be reused in production. In order to address all of these issues in a practical way, researchers at Fraunhofer have been developing a testing and technology platform. It is located on-site at a large wastewater treatment plant, where the wastewater from one of the largest chemical parks in Europe is treated.

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  • How fungi make lunar landscapes bloom

    Press release / September 21, 2022

    © Fraunhofer IKTS

    Using substrate waste from mushroom production and sewage sludge compost, the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS and its partners Veolia Klärschlammverwertung Deutschland GmbH, the Institute of Waste Management and Circular Economy of TU Dresden as well as the Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnützige GmbH have made a landfill site in the Leipzig area flourish. In the future, the researchers also want to use their new recultivation technology to vegetate open-cast mines and old mining dumps – and, as a welcome side-effect, significantly reduce energy consumption in German mushroom cultivation facilities.

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  • Inexpensive and safe grid battery / 2022

    cerenergy® – ceramic solid-state battery is commercialized

    Press release / September 15, 2022

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS and the Altech Group establish the joint venture Altech Batteries GmbH to commercialize the ceramic solid-state battery cerenergy® developed at Fraunhofer IKTS. In the coming years, a cerenergy® battery factory is to be built at the Schwarze Pumpe site in Saxony.

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  • Sustainable environmental and process engineering / 2022

    Green adhesives made from whey

    Press release / September 01, 2022

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    In collaboration with TU Dresden, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for obtaining valuable, high-purity ethyl acetate from whey. This can be used, for example, to produce environmentally friendly adhesives, thereby replacing conventional ethyl acetate extracted from fossil-based raw materials. It also eliminates the need for costly disposal of the molasses produced during whey processing.

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