International students at Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Visit of international students of the Technical University of Munich to Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Press release / November 15, 2018

The Fraunhofer UMSICHT department in Sulzbach-Rosenberg was visited by a group of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on Friday, November 9, 2018.

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Franke with the students in front of the iCycle technology

Prof. Dr. Matthias Franke, deputy head of the Sulzbach-Rosenberg branch of the institute, head of the recycling management department and lecturer for the Waste Management module at the Technical University of Munich, had invited to the excursion. His lecture at the TUM is part of the international Master's programme: »Sustainable Resource Management«.

Topic:Recycling of materials

The excursion offered the students the opportunity to inform themselves about Fraunhofer UMSICHT and the research topics on site. Among other things, the students showed great interest in the subject of recycling. Prof. Dr. Franke and Jonathan Aigner presented the iCycle technology developed by Fraunhofer UMSICHT. An important field of application for the iCycle technology is the treatment of shredder residues. These arise, for example, during the mechanical processing of end-of-life vehicles or electronic scrap. Although they still contain valuable metals and energy, they are usually only of inferior quality and thermally recycled. With the iCycle process, however, the user can produce a metal concentrate that he can later sell to metal recyclers such as smelters. The energy carriers gas and oil formed with the iCycle® process not only supply the process itself with energy, but can also be used to generate electricity and heat for other plants.