What mining will look like in the future

Modernization in mining will be driven by technological innovation, which in turn needs to be driven by research and development. Digitalization is the catalyst that helps mining operations become smarter. The goal is turning to the safest, most efficient, intelligent,…

Nuclear fusion: energy source of the future?

Nuclear fusions are important natural processes. It is the source of energy from the sun and stars and many elements were created from hydrogen by fusion. Fusion research aims to generate energy from the fusion of atomic nuclei in a…

Aluminum: Why recycling is so important

Primary aluminum production consumes vast amounts of energy and emits a lot of carbon dioxide. Recycling is particularly important in aluminum, as it saves a lot of energy compared to other materials. By recycling per ton of aluminum, 6-10 tons…

The importance of e-waste recycling

One of the greatest challenges facing our society is the recovery of valuable raw materials from electrical and electronic scrap. The global electronic waste business is a business of the future. More and more people are using more and more…

Artificial intelligence against climate change!

When it comes to protecting the environment and the climate, most people think of renewable energies, electric cars, and sustainable products. However, artificial intelligence (AI) can also play a decisive role in the fight against environmental pollution and climate change.…

Ammonia as a fuel for ships

In the ShipFC project, the Fraunhofer Institute is working with European partners to develop the world’s first ammonia-based fuel cell for ships. Ammonia is mainly known as a fertilizer but is also useful as a high-quality energy source. Shipping and…

The future of seawater desalination

People around the world are increasingly dependent on drinking water from seawater desalination plants. Water is a scarce resource. And it will probably stay that way because while in some regions of the world per capita consumption is steadily increasing,…

Wind turbine blade recycling

Rotor blades are robust, which makes recycling difficult. So far, it has hardly been possible to do more than store them in landfills. A modern rotor blade measures 70 meters in length, up to 90 meters for offshore systems, and…