Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies

Current projects

Current projects of the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS

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New Workshop - November 26th, 2018

Solar Power, Home Storage and Battery Recycling for Companies in the Untermain Region

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Comprehensive and customer-specific consulting with selection or development of analysis methods suitable for your questions and material systems.

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Autumn School for Professionals

Do you know what kind of raw materials you are using in your company? And would you like to know how to implement a sustainable management of these materials? Register now for the industry workshop in Delft and find out!

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Welcome to the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS

We stand for the responsible use of resources. For the use of resources - not consumption. Recovering recyclable materials from a product cycle and reintroducing them into a new cycle. This is the goal of our research.  

In particular, the targeted energy revolution, the mobility revolution and digitization are accompanied by an increased demand for specific raw materials, without which the respective technological functionalities cannot be realized. Together with industrial partners, we are developing efficient processes and technologies for the responsible use of the earth's resources.



News / 10.10.2018

The Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS in Japan

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber visits Kobelco in Japan.


Forum on Materials of the Future / 25.8.2018

Sustainable Building

On August 25 the forum "Haus Hoch Zwei - Resources, technology, planning" will take place in Hanau with the focus on innovative building materials with a view to insulation properties, resource and economic efficiency.



Symposium "Progress in plastics technology"

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber presented new technologies and...


Events / 28.6.2018


Also this year the Fraunhofer project group was represented at the MatX in Nuremberg.

Latest Pressreleases


Bioplastics: We point out facts and take a stand

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National raw materials network GERRI becomes association

With the founding of an association, the German Resource Research Institute is taking the next step to further promote the bundling of raw material expertise from science and industry for the German economy.
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Spotlight on Rare Earths - The Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS at the International Manufacturing Technology Show from September 10-15th in Chicago

For the first time, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft had its own booth at IMTS in Chicago, one of the world's largest industrial trade fairs. The Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS represented the Lighthouse Project "Criticality of Rare Earth Elements” at the show.
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Workshop completed

During the workshop "New concepts and technologies for the circular economy" on July 11, 2018 in Alzenau, around 20 guests had the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS and to exchange ideas in lectures and discussions.
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