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  • NK2 logo
    © IEC, TUBAF

    Plasma Technologies could offer promising opportunities for green chemistry to support the transition towards a sustainable hydrogen and circular carbon economy. Following the invitation by the Network for a Circular Carbon Economy NK2, 118 international participants came together in an online workshop to learn about the latest developments in the field of thermal and alternative plasma technologies, and its potential contribution to climate protection and a sustainable chemical industry.

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  • NK2-Teilnehmer im Entsorgungszentrum Ecowest
    © Fraunhofer IMWS

    On 08.10.2020 the NK2 network met in Beckum. The meeting focused on chemical storage of renewable hydrogen in CO2-neutral fuels. The event took place in "hybrid" form, meaning with presence and online participation. Beside the political classification of the topic by Dr. Joachim Hugo from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), different production routes of CO2-neutral fuels were presented by Dr. Franziska Müller-Langer (German Biomass Research Center, DBFZ), Dr. Jens Baumgartner (Sunfire), Prof. Bernd Meyer (Fraunhofer IMWS & IEC, TU Bergakademie Freiberg) and Dr. Peter Seifert (IEC, TU Bergakademie Freiberg).

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  • press release TUBAF / 2020

    Exhibition on the sustainable carbon utilization

    June 18, 2020

    The “Carbon Discovery Trail” is conceived by the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC) of TU Freiberg and the Fraunhofer IMWS branch lab Circular Carbon Technologies in Freiberg. It is funded by the EU as part of the “Erzgebirge - new region, new chances"-project.

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    Chemical recycling can be a key for CO2 reduction. Following the invitation of the Network for a Circular Carbon Economy NK2, more than 30 experts from science and industry came together in Freiberg for discussions about existing and future technological options, potential feedstock for chemical recycling and alternative technological routes as well as the contribution of chemical recycling to climate protection and a sustainable chemical industry.

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  • Start-up funding for new research institute / 2019

    A branch of the Fraunhofer Institute specializing in carbon cycle techologies opens at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    press release Fraunhofer / June 12, 2019

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    In the future, research will be conducted at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg on the resource-friendly and climate-neutral use of carbon carriers. Yesterday, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, the Minister of State at Saxony’s Ministry of Science and the Arts, approved the start-up funding for a research group on carbon cycle technologies. The new research unit is a branch of the Fraunhofer Institute Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale).

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  • Workshop on sustainable usage of domestic carbon ressources / 2019

    Solutions for a circular economy

    press release Fraunhofer / May 03, 2019

    Workshop 40 experts
    © Fraunhofer IMWS

    Technology development can contribute significantly to an efficient and environmentally friendly use of domestic carbon resources. This is the result of a two-day workshop with participants from China, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, which took place at the invitation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Berlin. Experts from science and industry discussed the potential of the hydrogen economy for a competitive and sustainable chemical industry or new catalysis technologies. They decided to intensify the mutual exchange.

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