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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.



Position paper

Recycling of batteries from electric vehicles

In this paper, the researchers of the Project Group IWKS point out facts, challenges and  solution approaches.


Events / 26.11.2018

Great interest in renewable energies

Read more about the Workshop "Renewable Energy and Circular Economy".


News / 10.10.2018

The Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS in Japan

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber visits Kobelco in Japan.



Symposium "Progress in plastics technology"

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

Latest press releases


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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Bioplastics: We point out facts and take a stand

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