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  • Project EAG2-Rec / 2022

    An innovative technology for WEEE recycling in Ghana

    January 28, 2022

    How can the practice of WEEE recycling in Ghana be improved through a technology transfer from Germany? This question is being addressed by a project led by Fraunhofer UMSICHT and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. The aim of the project is to examine how the existing treatment can be supplemented by thermochemical methods and optimised sales channels. This can increase the added value locally and at the same time reduce the environmental and health impacts.

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  • The eMISKWaste project team has reached a major milestone. In two final conferences, the »Kuwait National Waste Management Strategy 2040« as well as the »Landfill Management and Rehabilitation Strategy« were presented to his Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, representatives of EPA departments as well as of other Kuwaiti authorities, universities and industry. Fraunhofer UMSICHT has worked on the project in Kuwait since 2017 together with ten partners from Germany and Kuwait. Activities included a country-wide waste and landfill survey, the development of an GIS-based database and customized applications as well as the development of the Kuwait National Waste Management Strategy together with several Kuwaiti stakeholders.

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  • Refinery to produce aviation fuels from sewage sludge

    Press Release / November 29, 2021

    Bayernoil Raffineriegesellschaft and the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg want to advance the large-scale production of sustainable fuels. The focus of the announced cooperation is the further development and upscaling of the TCR technology developed by Fraunhofer UMSICHT for the conversion of residual and waste materials into »green« crude oil.

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  • Chemical recycling of plastics / 2021

    Fraunhofer CCPE publishes position paper and research programme on plastics recycling

    Press release / September 07, 2021

    The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE has presented a position paper on the state of the art in science and technology of recycling technologies for plastics. The focus is on chemical recycling processes. A market analysis shows current industry activities. In addition, the Fraunhofer competence landscape in plastics recycling is presented in an overview.

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