Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies

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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.


TV / 14.3.2019


Rhein Main TV on the topic of alternatives to plastic. Broadcast Mo., 18.3.2019 18:30 h, 19:30 h and 21:30 h

Handing over from Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Woidasky / 26.2.2019


Tobias Necker was awarded the "yellow N" (FONA = Research for Sustainable Development, a BMBF programme) for his lecture on "Mechanochemistry - Sustainable (re)extraction of supply-critical raw materials".


Events / 26.2.2019

GERRI Roundtable in Brussels

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber represented the Project Group IWKS in the discussion organized by the network GERRI on establishing a circular economy in Europe.


Press Release / 1.7.2018

Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. visits Project Group

The aim of a future cooperation is to improve the recycling and working conditions for the dismantling of electronic waste in Africa.

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The successful transfer of valuable technological knowledge and know-how from research to industry requires a specific ability to shape the future. This is exactly where the Fraunhofer Research Manager's predicate program comes in.

Latest press releases


GERRI network demands to strengthen metallurgic capacities in Europe

On February 26th, 2019 in Brussels, the German Resource Research Institute GERRI invit-ed high-level representatives from politics, research and industry for a debate on Eu-rope’s path towards a circular economy. During the roundtable organized by the net-work of resource research organizations in Germany, the experts looked at challenges but also discussed different solutions to establish a closed-loop life cycle for products in Europe.
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Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS and Technik ohne Grenzen want to cooperate

Researchers of the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS met with the regional group of Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. (TeoG) in Alzenau. The aim was to improve the recycling and the working conditions for the dismantling of electronic waste in Africa - together with the locals.
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Active participation in the workshop "Renewable Energies and Circular Economy"

More than 20 participants from industry, research and public institutions discussed sustainability and renewable energies on November 26, 2018.
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The Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS points out facts and takes a stand

Bioplastics are often associated with sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging. However, bioplastics are not just bioplastics.
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