Research Projects

Research projects of Fraunhofer IWKS

Many of our research projects are confidential, so please note that below is only an excerpt of the current projects of Fraunhofer IWKS. Please feel free to contact the respective department and get in tourch with the scientists for your specific research requirements.

Funded by Innovationsförderung Hessen - Förderung der Elektromobilität (Hessen Agentur)

Baetter Recycle

Thinking battery recycling holistically

 

Duration: 01.05.2020 - 31.10.2021

Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

BReCycle

Efficient recycling process for fuel cells

 

Duration: 01.03.2020 - 28.02.2023

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

CREMA

Chemically regenerable, superparamagnetic activated carbon for the removal of trace substances from waste waters


Duration:
01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

3DREMAG

3D printing of NdFeB-permanent magnets

 

Duration: 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

DigInform

Digital information management in the actor chain of the circular economy in the manufacturing industry

Duration: 01.04.2021 – 31.03.2023

Funded by the EU within the »Horizon 2020« program

EMBRACED

Turning baby diapers into raw materials


Duration: 01.06.2017 – 30.05.2022

Funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection

Forcycle II - IRVE

Forcycle II - Innovative recycling processes for electronic waste

 

Duration: 01.07.2019 - 30.06.2022

Funded by Hessen Agentur

FUNMAG

Functional magnet recycling for sustainable e-mobility.

 

Duration: 01.05.2020 - 30.04.2022

Funded by Forschungszentrum Jülich

Glychem

Glycans and co-products as biogenic valuable substances - subproject: extraction and filtration of glycans and by-products

 

Duration: 01.06.2020 - 28.02.2023

Funded by FNR (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.)

HemiBindOff

Biobased, biodegradable hemicellulose-based binder systems for UV-curing offset printing inks

 

Duration: 01.12.2020 - 30.11.2023

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

HOMAG

High-performance magnetic materials based on SmCo and CoFe for highly efficient electric automotive and aircraft engines.
Laufzeit:
01.11.2018 - 31.10.2021

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

HydroLIBRec

Optimized process chains for hydromechanical Li-ion battery recycling

 

Duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023

Funded by Forschungszentrum Jülich

INFeed

Innovation space: BioBall - INFeed - Customized feed for a sustainable nutrition (subproject B) - implementation phase
Duration:
 01.07.2020 - 30.06.2022

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

IRETA2

Development and evaluation of innovative recycling routes for the recovery of tantalum from electronic waste.

 

Duration: 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2022

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

MaNiTU

Materials for sustainable tandem solar cells


Duration: 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2023

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

ReAK

Reduction of arsenic in copper concentrates


Duration: 01.09.2019 – 30.08.2022

Funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

ReCircE

Transparent design of material cycles and optimization of waste sorting assisted by artificial intelligence
Duration:
 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2023

Funded by Forschungszentrum Jülich

reGIOcycle

Avoidance, substitution and sustainable recycling management of plastics in an urban-rural context using the example of the Augsburg region.

 

Duration: 01.01.2020 - 31.01.2025

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

RePhoRM

Regional phosphorus recycling in the Rhine-Main area under consideration of industrial and agricultural material cycles, subproject 7


Duration:
 01.07.2020 - 31.05.2023

Funded by "WIPANO" (Knowledge and Technology Transfer through Patents and Noms) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

ReSi-Norm

Standardization and norming of recycling processes for silicon solar modules

Duration: 01.04.2021 - 28.02.2023

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

RessStadtQuartier

Urban material flow management: Instruments for the resource-efficient development of urban districts


Duration: 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2022

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

RhabdoFerm

Microbial biofactories: RhabdoFerm - Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus bacteria as production strains for biologically active natural products with application in medicine, agriculture and biotechnology.

Duration: 01.7.2020 - 30.04.2023

Internal SME program (fast SME-oriented internal research)

SME Project „RecyPer“

Transferring mixed waste magnet streams into new magnets using various recycling technologies

 

Duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

SupplyPBM

Securing the supply chain for rare earth polymer-bonded magnets by recycling


Duration: 01.11.2019 – 31.10.2021

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

SuscritMOOC

Massive Open Onlince Course on sustainable management of critical raw materials


Duration: 01.04.2020 - 31.03.2022

Funded by Forschungszentrum Jülich

TReMin

TReMin - networking and transfer project - SP 3: transfer, cross-industry and cross-technology issues

 

Duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2024

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

UPGRADE

Upscaling the strip-casting process, allowing to obtain alloys with refined microstructure for new permanent magnets

Duration: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

WASTE4FUTURE

From waste to raw material - green molecules for the chemical industry

 

 

 

Funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts

ZDR-EMIL

Center for Dismantling and Recycling for Electromobility in Hanau

 

Duration: 01.04.2020 – 31.03.2023

Former projects

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

AutoBatRec2020

Intelligent recycling of used batteries from electric vehicles


Duration: 01.01.2018 – 30.06.2021

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

Critical Rare Earth Elements

The lighthouse projects aims at developing technologies to process rare earth elementss more efficiently, to reuse them or to find substitute materials


Duration: 15.11.2013 – 30.06.2018

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

DISPLAY

Upscale of material recovery from display applications and printed circuit boards


Duration: 19.07.2017 – 18.07.2020

EU-Funding Program CLC Central

ECO COM´BAT

Energy storage with high-voltage batteries


Duration: 01.04.2016 – 30.09.2018

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Electric whirl

Closing industrial material cycles through new electrochemical fluidized bed reactors


Duration: 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2019

Funding from the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU)

ElPhoDia

Electrochemical degradation of phosphonates in industrial process waste water using diamond electrodes


Duration: 01.04.2018 – 31.10.2019 

Funded by the European Commission

EU-EMBRACED-WP 1

 

 

Duration: 01.12.2016 - 31.05.2021

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

gagendta+

High-tech metals are again produced from old electronic equipment


Duration: 01.06.2015 – 28.02.2019

EU-funded project in the »Horizon 2020 programme«

HyperBioCoat

Development of bio-based and biodegradable coatings for bio-based packaging.  


Duration: 01.09.2016 – 31.8.2019

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

IDS-FunMat-Inno 1

International Doctoral School on Functional Materials and Innovation


Duration: 01.03.2016 - 31.12.2017

Funded bei EIT RawMaterials

IDS-FunMat-Inno 2

International Doctoral School on Functional Materials and Innovation

 

Duration: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

IRETA

Development/evaluation of innovative recycling methods for the recovery of tantalum from electronic waste


Duration: 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019

EU-Funding Program CLC Central

LightRight

Materials for lightweight design


Duration: 01.04.2017 – 30.12.2019

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

MagNet

Magnetometry Network

Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Funding by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

MechanoRest

Alternative recycling of environmentally critical metals from steel mill dusts through mechanochemical treatment


Duration: 26.04.2017 – 25.10.2018

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

MinSEM

Development of innovative processes for the recovery of rare earth elements and platinum group metals from mineral processing and production residues.


Duration: 01.06.2015 – 30.11.2018

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

NeW-Bat

New energy-efficient recycling of battery materials


Duration: 01.07.2016 – 30.06.2019

EU-Funding Program CLC West

NoI LightBody

Infrastructure and competence network for lightweight mobility: body and chassis

 

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

Funded by the EU withing the »Horizon 2020« program

Novamag

Rare earth elements should not only be reduced but also preserved. The magnetic properties of the materials concerned are to be improved.
Duration: 01.04.2016 – 31.09.2019

Funded by the Federal MInistry for Food and Agriculture

Pril

Phosphorus recycling turning recyclates into long-term available fertilizers


Duration: 01.08.2016 – 30.09.2019

EU-Funding Program CLC Central

Raw Materials4E-Energy

Raw materials solutions for energy technologies in the European mobility industry


Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

EU-Funding Program CLC South

RAWMATS-4-POWERTRAIN

Raw materials solutions for the European powertrain industry


Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

REGINA

Paving the way for a process chain for the production of competitive rare-earth magnets from Brazilian resources
Duration: 01.08.2017 – 31.07.2020

Funded by the EU within the »Horizon 2020« program

RESLAG

The "Reslag" project meets the challenge of recycling steel slag through four eco-innovative, industrial alternative applications.  

 

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 28.02.2019

Funded by the EU wihtin the »Horizon 2020« program

SCALE

Manufacturing of scandium compounds and scandium-aluminium alloys from European metallurgy by product

Duration: 01.12.2016 – 30.11.2020

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

SESAM

Fracture-resistant magnetic materials for highly efficient energy storage systems


Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Funded by the Dobeneck Technology Foundation

Sorting Li-ion batteries

Fire protection and optimized recycling through sensor-based sorting of Li-ion batteries

 

Duration: 01.04.2020 - 31.03.2021

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

SusCritMat

Supporting Education on Sustainable Management of Critical Raw Materials for professionals, academics and students

Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020