Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS

Welcome to Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS

At Fraunhofer IWKS, with its locations in Alzenau and Hanau, technologies and concepts are developed for the establishment of a closed-loop economy. The goal is a closed material cycle in which there is no or hardly any waste. Waste is avoided by recovering and recycling valuable raw materials or replacing them with sustainable alternatives. Scientists are working on this together with industrial partners to ensure responsible use of the earth's resources. 

News

Special Issue of "Membranes" / 18.11.2021

Open for submissions!

Submit your manuscript for the special issue "Sustainable Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conducting Membranes for Environmental and Energy Applications". Deadline is April 30, 2022.

In Boston and online / 29.11.2021

MRS - Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Join us for the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting & Symposium. A hybrid event with the symposium "Materials for Sustainable Electronics" of Anke Weidenkaff.

Springer Nature (A. Weidenkaff, R. Wagner-Wenz, A. Veziridis)

A world without electronic waste

Nature Reviews Materials volume 6, pages 462–463 (2021)

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Springer Nature (A. Weidenkaff, R. Wagner-Wenz, A. Veziridis)

A world without electronic waste

Nature Reviews Materials volume 6, pages 462–463 (2021)

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Latest press releases

19.4.2022

Director Prof. Anke Weidenkaff wins first Karl Böer Award

Director Prof. Anke Weidenkaff wins the first Karl Böer Award for outstanding achievements in the field of renewable energies and sustainability technologies.
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12.11.2021

Resource protection is climate protection

Impressions from the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from the perspective of material and resource science by Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff.
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17.9.2021

German Advisory Council on Global Change visits Fraunhofer IWKS

The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) met at Fraunhofer IWKS in Alzenau on September 16-17, 2021.
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19.10.2022

Messe K

K - The world's No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber: The most important topics at this year's K trade fair include the circular economy, digitalisation and climate protection.
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18.9.2022

E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit

The 2022 E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit will be held in Warsaw University of Technology, from September 19 to 21 (exhibition) and September 19 to 22 (technical sessions).
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1.7.2022

Open Lab Day H2

How can sustainable materials and the development of efficient procedures and recycling processes, the use of critical raw materials be minimised and materials otherwise kept in the cycle for as long as possible? Is it possible to replace existing materials, e.g. in electrolysers, with "greener" materials without loss of performance?
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29.6.2022

ReSi-Norm

This workshop is addressed to representatives from recycling companies, distributing companies, refiners and R&D communities.
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Contact Alzenau

Brentanostraße 2a

63755 Alzenau

Germany

Phone +49 6023 32039-801

Fax +49 6023 32039-6-801

Contact Hanau

Aschaffenburger Straße 121

63457 Hanau

Germany

Phone +49 6023 32039-817

Fax +49 6023 32039-6-817