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15.6.2022

Fraunhofer UK and Fraunhofer CAP celebrated tenth anniversary at the Royal Society

Experience microelectronic embedded systems live

Embedded World from June 21 – 23, in Nuremberg, Germany

29.5.2022

Sumitomo Cyclo Drive Germany wins the HERMES AWARD 2022

Fraunhofer IPMS / 28.4.2022

Fraunhofer IPMS' spin-off Arioso Systems acquired by Bosch

 

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Our strategic customer segments provide industry customers with access to Fraunhofer’s industry-oriented services.

 

Fraunhofer magazine
1/2022

This is not an egg

Our diet is changing radically. What does the future taste like?

 

“What we need to change...”

In an interview, German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir talks about the future of food − and how we can balance enjoyment, the environment and the economy.

 

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1.6.2022

Fraunhofer process increases methane yield from biogas plants

Biogas plants produce methane along with more than 40 percent CO2 which has been released into the atmosphere in conventional biogas plants. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM have now found a way to convert this waste product into additional methane, thus drastically increasing the methane yield from biogas plants. The process is up and running and the research team is currently scaling up the demonstration plant to five cubic meters of methane per hour.
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1.6.2022

Herpes virus to be weaponized to fight cancer

Viruses can make animals and humans sick – or healthy: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have succeeded in genetically modifying the herpes simplex virus type 1, which triggers painful cold sores, in such a way that it can be used in the fight against cancer in the future.
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1.6.2022

SPARTACUS makes batteries stronger

Batteries for electric cars and mobile devices are easy to use, but repeated charging and discharging accelerates aging, reduces the performance of battery cells and shortens their service life. In the SPARTACUS research project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISC are using a range of different sensors to monitor the internal status of battery cells. The data can be used to optimize the battery management system, the charging and discharging processes and the stress on individual cells in the battery module. This makes batteries significantly faster to charge — and even extends their service life.
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1.6.2022

Software combines Life Cycle Assessment and Economics for buildings

The European Union wants the Life Cycle Assessment of buildings to be given more significance in the future, and the EU Taxonomy creates a systematic basis for this: It defines criteria for evaluating investments, including for the climate change mitigation objective of the taxonomy. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP worked together with a business partner to develop a software suite that combines ecological indicators and economic calculations for investments. This has an influence on banks’ lending decisions since interest surcharges are possible for non-green investments in the future.
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