Press releases

  • © HyFlow

    Landshut, Germany – Over three years of research, the consortium of the EU project HyFlow has successfully developed a highly efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective hybrid energy storage system (HESS) that can meet high energy and power demands. The researchers achieved this by combining a high-performance vanadium redox flow battery with a supercapacitor with water-based electrolytes.

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  • HYGHER: group phot
    © hygher

    The HYGHER project will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative, cost-effective, and reliable high-pressure value chain to transport hydrogen from production sites to refuelling stations. Led by a European consortium of private and public companies with unique and complementary hydrogen expertise, this project has been awarded a €5 million grant by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.

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    One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is the transition to climate-neutral energy sources. Here, reliable energy storage plays a key role, as production and load peaks in the electricity grid require flexible storage systems that can be used for a wide range of applications. The recently launched EU project SMHYLES aims to develop innovative, sustainable, and safe salt- and/or water-based hybrid energy storage systems. These combine two storage technologies and their respective advantages: long duration capacity and high power density. The new low-CRM (critical raw materials) systems will also contribute to Europe’s energy independence.

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  • BayWa r.e. installed three new rooftop arrays and one new ground-mounted system to expand renewable energy utilization onsite.
    © BayWa r.e.

    Global renewable energy company BayWa r.e. and Ampt, the #1 DC optimizer company for large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, announce the successful deployment of a unique combination of wind and solar generation together with battery storage within the microgrid at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT campus in Pfinztal, Germany.

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  • PFAS identification | replacement | removal

    Fraunhofer-Magazin 4/2023 / January 23, 2024

    © Fotografie: Jan von Holleben

    PFAS: The poison of the century - Toxic PFAS are endangering our water. Now there are plans to ban them in Europe. This presents the industrial sector with major problems because these “forever chemicals” are essential to many products and processes.

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  • Lightweight design – less is more

    Fraunhofer-Magazin 4/2023 / January 10, 2024

    © Fraunhofer / Bernd Hartung

    The New Lightness - Heavy objects are a burden on the environment. Making heavy things lighter saves energy, conserves resources, promotes sustainability while improving the function and safety of products at the same time. Fraunhofer is developing a variety of innovative approaches.

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  • Screenshots from the MobileCityGame Version 20230810
    © 2023, Fraunhofer, KIT, Takomat

    The mobility transition requires an intelligent networking of all mobility op-tions. Besides achieving better individual mobility with less traffic, it is critical to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles and mobility systems. Digitiza-tion and AI can play a decisive role in development, testing, validation and sys-tem networking. In KAMO (short for »Karlsruhe Mobility«), we address current and future challenges faced by individuals, companies, local authorities and the environment through knowledge transfer, practical examples and smart tech-nologies.

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