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  • Refined and increasingly innovative technologies are crucial to finding solutions for reducing the use of fossil resources. The partnership between ISI Biomass (Senai Biomass Innovation Institute), located in Três Lagoas, and the Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute in Germany will expand the potential for research to transform waste into clean energy.

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  • Christmas and New Year greetings from the Sulzbach-Rosenberg branch of the institute / 2023

    Merry Christmas, stay healthy!

    Latest news / December 11, 2023

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

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  • Fraunhofer UMSICHT involved in the »BeWiSer« project

    Press Release / November 07, 2023

    In the »BeWiSer« project, a team from Fraunhofer UMSICHT is investigating the potential of biogenic raw and residual materials in steel production as a substitute for fossil carbon and energy sources. Dr. Robert Daschner, head of the Advanced Carbon Conversion Technologies department at UMSICHT, explains: »We want to further reduce residual emissions in a future hydrogen-based steel mill process by using biogenic waste. The project focuses on the production and use of biochar instead of fossil coal and the use of synthesis gas, in particular hydrogen and carbon monoxide.« The co-utilization of plastic-containing residual material fractions, which usually occur within the steel mill process chain, is also being considered. At the end of the project, the planning of a pilot plant for the utilization of biomass with biochar production at the Salzgitter steelworks site should be completed. The technological basis for the plant design is the thermo-catalytic reforming (TCR) process developed by Fraunhofer UMSICHT.

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  • Bavarian Center for Sustainable Fuels (ZENK)

    Press Release / June 29, 2023

    The Center for Sustainable Fuels (ZENK) at the Fraunhofer Institutes IGB in Straubing and UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg aims to develop new production routes for climate-neutral fuels based on CO₂, biomass and renewable electricity. The research work is being funded by the Free State of Bavaria with 11.9 million euros over a period of four years.

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  • Professional conference / 2023

    Fraunhofer UMSICHT with lecture at Biochar-Summit

    Press Release / June 22, 2023

    Fraunhofer UMSICHT participated in this year's Biochar-Summit in Helsingborg, which was organized by European Biochar Industry Consortium EBI, the Nordic Biochar Network and the City of Helsingborg. Dr. rer. nat. Sophie Schönfeld from Fraunhofer UMSICHT gave a lecture on the topic of »From Waste to use: application potentials of biochars from different residues ob-tained by thermo-catalytic reforming (TCR®)«.

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