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  • Project hyBit - Establishment of hydrogen centers / 2023

    Fraunhofer UMSICHT develops thermal management for large-scale hydrogen research project

    Press Release / February 28, 2023

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    The project »Hydrogen for Bremen's Industrial Transformation« (hyBit) is a large-scale hydrogen research project funded by the BMBF with almost 30 million. The focus is on establishing hydrogen centers in northern Germany, so-called hydrogen hubs. In the project cluster »Design of Industrial Transformation (Steelworks and Industry)«, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is responsible for the conceptual design of heat management at the industrial port of Bremen.

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  • © Fraunhofer UMSICHT

    A pyrolysis plant developed by Fraunhofer UMSICHT was put into operation at the RWE Innovation Center in Niederaussem. It uses biogenic residues and waste materials, in particular mixtures of various feedstocks such as sewage sludge or fermentation residues, to produce high-quality hydrocarbons. These can then be processed into low-CO2 fuels or other chemical products.

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  • Boosting biofuels with electricity / 2023

    Synergies through integration of biomass utilization and power-to-X in the production of renewable fuels

    Press Release / February 06, 2023

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    At the beginning of the year, the project »SynergyFuels« started under the coordination of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in which Fraunhofer UMSICHT is involved with the application of thermochemical conversion processes for residual materials. The alliance of research institutions and companies wants to reduce the ecological footprint of the transport sector. To this end, the participants are developing a refinery concept to produce renewable fuels on a ton scale for a variety of applications. To this end, the researchers are combining the production of e-fuels with that of advanced biofuels.

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  • State Secretary Roland Weigert (StMWi) visits Sulzbach-Rosenberg / 2023

    Ministry of Economics supports the establishment of a Fraunhofer Circonomy Hub for Circular Carbon Technologies

    Press Release / January 26, 2023

    During a visit to the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria's Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Roland Weigert, presented a funding notification for 500,000 euros. The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs is thus supporting the development of a concept for the planned establishment of a Fraunhofer Circonomy Hub for Circular Carbon Technologies (CCT).

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  • Christmas and New Year greetings from the Sulzbach-Rosenberg branch of the Institute / 2022

    Merry Christmas, stay healthy!

    Press Release / December 15, 2022

    We thank you for the good cooperation in the past year and for the trust you have placed in us.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg is developing a pilot plant for the pilot plant for the oxyfuel combustion of biogenic gases that are produced in biogas plants, for example. In addition to heat generation, the separation of almost pure carbon dioxide becomes possible. This climate-neutral CO2 can then be further used industrially, creating a CO2-neutral process.

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  • BMBF-funded project on the generation of pure hydrogen is launched / 2022

    Sustainable and climate-neutral: Transforming waste into hydrogen

    Press Release / October 10, 2022

    How can pure hydrogen be produced in a climate-neutral process, independent of solar radiation or wind strength, and then utilized to operate fuel cells or for application in the semiconductor industry? This is the question being addressed by a current research project involving the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, and Veolia Umweltservice Süd GmbH & Co. KG. Their plan is to use organic waste as a starting material for alternative hydrogen production.

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  • In the »To-Syn-Fuel« project, a process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT for the production of fuels from biomass residues was implemented on a demonstration scale. So far, more than 50,000 litres of biogenic crude oil have been obtained from 500 tonnes of sewage sludge. The construction of a large-scale demonstrator in the Bavarian town of Hohenburg (district of Amberg-Sulzbach) was funded with 12.5 million euros as part of an EU project (11 European partners). At the end of the project, a test vehicle with the fuel completed a round trip of more than 2000 kilometres through Europe.

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