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Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT – sustainable energy and raw material supply

Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg Germany is a Pioneer of the energy and raw material revolution through business-oriented innovations

Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg Germany is a Pioneer of the energy and raw material revolution. We contribution to a sustainable energy and raw material supply through business-oriented innovations and research in energy and plant technology, biological process engineering and recycling management.

The institute focuses on the development of processes and plants for the conversion of biogenic residues into valuable, storable products (e.g. synthetic fuels, biochar and gas), for the recycling of composite materials (e.g. electronic scrap or CFRP) and for waste management concepts for municipalities and countries. Our Centre of Energy Storage focuses on digital innovations in decentralized energy conversion and storage systems.

Our researchers accompany clients from industry and the public sector from the process idea to the pilot plant and the finished product.

Our Solutions

-TCR®-Fuel

The fuel is produced from waste materials such as sewage sludge or organic waste using the innovative TCR® process

-iCycle®

One of the iCycle® technologies major fields of application is the treatment of shredder residues.

-TChaR®

TChaR® is a biochar produced by the Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR®)

Facts and Figures

The research institute is located in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. It employs about 83 staff members and joined Fraunhofer on 1st July 2012 as an institute branch of Fraunhofer UMSICHT located in Oberhausen. The annual branch-turnover (as of 31 December 2017) was EUR 8.77 million.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Oberhausen was founded in 1990 and develops technical innovations in the fields of environmental, material, process and energy technology. The aim of the institute is to promote sustainable management, environmentally friendly technologies and innovative behavior in order to improve people’s quality of life and promote the innovative capacity of the economy.

Going Live 2019: Digital-Lab in Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Going Live 2019: Digital-Lab in Sulzbach-Rosenberg

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