Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

The Sulzbach-Rosenberg branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology Fraunhofer UMSICHT develops process engineering solutions in the field of carbon conversion (next-generation biofuels, recycling technologies for plastics and composite materials, biochar), low-emission combustion systems as well as the provision and storage of process heat. It also has expertise in waste and resource strategies and life cycle assessment (LCA).

With a focus on process engineering and plant construction, it supports clients from the project idea through pilot plants and demonstrators to market launch. The Center for Energy Storage at the institute's branch focuses on integrated, decentralized energy conversion and energy storage systems.

News from the Institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg


Research project EAG2-Rec / 1.3.2024

Final report: Recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Ghana


Press Release / 26.3.2024

UK-Germany applied research collaboration on green energy and sustainable resources


Press Release / 1.2.2024

Technology transfer Brazil

Fraunhofer UMSICHT cooperates with Senai Biomass Innovation Institute.


Press Release / 7.11.2023

Green steel production: from potential analysis to implementation at the Salzgitter steel works


Press Release / 14.3.2023

Project InterPyro - Application of the UMSICHT TCR® Technology


Press Release / 13.3.2023

Waste Management Atlas of Kuwait

eMiskWaste Project

Events and Trade Fairs


Trade fair/Munich / 13.5.2024

Fraunhofer UMSICHT at the IFAT 2024

Further information will follow


Trade fair/ Brussels / 5.6.2024

Fraunhofer UMSICHT at the Chemical Recycling 2024

Fraunhofer UMSICHT with exhibition stand at Chemical Recyling 2024 in Brussels


Trade fair/Frankfurt am Main / 13.6.2024

Presentations: Recycling of road demolition waste and synergies of chem. and mechan. Recycling of plastics

Thomas Fehn und Dr. Alexander Hofmann mit Vorträgen auf der ACHEMA 2024


Conference and Exhibition/ / 24.6.2024

EUBCE: Lectures and poster presentation by UMSICHT on research findings

Technical lectures and poster presentation by Fraunhofer UMSICHT on research findings from the TCR process, the hydrogenation of oils and oxyfuel combustion

Our departments


Advanced Carbon Conversion Technologies

Conversion and recycling technologies for carbonaceous feedstocks, e.g. biogenic residual and waste materials or composite materials containing plastics.


Clean Combustion and Process Heat

Low-emission energy recovery from biomass and waste. Generation and storage of industrial process heat from renewable sources.


Secondary Resources and Assessment

Waste and Ressource Strategies for a Successful Circular Economy. Life cycle assessment and LCA.

Current research projects


A waste management plan for the Emirate of Kuwait

Inventory, data collection and roadmap are the key points of the project.



Conversion of sewage sludge into fuel and hydrogen


Recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Ghana

Project EAG2-Rec: An innovative technology for downstream processing of WEEE in Ghana



From Farm to Market: Converting Animal Manure into Fertilising Products.

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