Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Our research focuses on technical innovations in the fields of environmental, process and energy technology as well as circular economy and recycling.

The aim is to promote sustainable management, environmentally friendly technologies and innovative behavior. Our intention is to strengthen the economic ability to change.

The Sulzbach-Rosenberg branch of the institute analyzes, develops, tests and optimizes technical processes and sees itself as an interface between science and industry. For industrial and public clients, the latest findings are translated into marketable technologies, products and services.

News from the Institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg


Press Release / 25.7.2023

Phy2Climate – Fraunhofer UMSICHT received project consortium


Press Release / 29.6.2023

Bavarian Center for Sustainable Fuels (ZENK)


Press Release / 28.6.2023

UMSICHT at the EUBCE 2023


Press Release / 22.6.2023

Fraunhofer UMSICHT with lecture at Biochar-Summit


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


Press Release / 28.2.2023

UMSICHT develops thermal management for large-scale hydrogen research project


Press Release / 7.2.2023

Pilot plant for the production of sustainable hydrocarbons goes on stream

Events and fairs


Conference / 9.10.2023

Fraunhofer UMSICHT with lecture at SARDINIA 2023


Webinar / 21.11.2023

Event to network recyclers from Africa with German technology companies


Conference / 28.11.2023

Lecture: Aromatic bulk chemicals from pyrolysis oils

Tobias Rieger will be presenting on the application of a novel post-reforming process for the production of high-quality aromatic bulk chemicals in the Pre-/Post-treatment & Upgrading thematic block at the Advanced Recycling Conference on 29.11.2023.

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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