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21.11.2022

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff receives GDCh-GCCCD Award for Excellent Supervisors of Chinese PhD Students

As part of the 33rd Annual Conference of the GCCCD, Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff, Director of Fraunhofer IWKS, was awarded the GDCh-GCCCD Award for Excellent Supervisors of Chinese PhD Students.
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6.10.2022

Fraunhofer IWKS buildings meet highest sustainability standards

The German Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Construction has awarded the new buildings of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS. The location in Alzenau, Bavaria has been awarded with a gold certificate and the one in Hanau, Hesse with a silver certificate for sustainable building projects based on the Sustainable Building Rating System (BNB).
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1.8.2022

German-Chilean consortium investigates new ways of reducing arsenic in copper concentrates

As the world's largest copper exporter, Chile is encountering a growing number of sulfur-based ore layers containing toxic arsenic in its copper mines. Conventional strategies for separating and landfilling arsenic are proving limited in this area. The German-Chilean project team, led on the German side by the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS, is working towards optimizing and advancing copper production processes so that Chile is able to tackle the problem of arsenic in the most effective, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way going forward.
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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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