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The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is the portal to the research program and service offer of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the fields of energy technology and energy industry.

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The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is the portal to the research program and service offer of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the fields of energy technology and energy industry.

In order to develop products for its customers which have particularly high investment security, future-orientation and competitive strength, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has pooled its competencies in the field of energy. More than 2,000 employees combine their expert knowledge at the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance, one of the largest energy research organizations in Europe.

Fields of research include digitization of the energy world, renewable energy sources, energy systems analyses and energy storage technologies as well as energy efficiency technologies and components for buildings, districts and cities.

With the specialized knowledge and expertise of the 18 member institutes in Germany and the USA, the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance globally offers comprehensive services from one source.

Small and medium-sized companies as well as general industry and the energy industry are given access to a wide spectrum of research and development possibilities in order to be successful with innovative products and to acquire new markets. The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance also provides this expertise in its function as a consultant to political and societal players and institutions.

All our activities focus on the objective of achieving sustainable, secure, economical and socially responsible energy supplies.


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News from our member institutes can be found in the press releases and latest news. Annual reports and brochures are also available to download.


Production and energy supply of the future: flexible, modular and adaptable

How can manufacturing companies use more “green” electricity in the future? How can the process industry react to the shift in the raw material base from petroleum-based input materials to biomass? And how is it possible to cost-effectively produce smaller margins of different products? The Fraunhofer DYNAFLEX® High Performance Center develops scientific foundations and concepts for these topics and delivers them to industry, teaching and further education in order to enable an efficient sector integration of production and energy supply. The goal is to be able to plan coordinated, adaptable, flexible and modular production systems. The Institute will present first simulation models at the Hannover Messe (April 23 to 27) at the joint stand of the Fraunhofer Group for Production in hall 17, stand no. C18.

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Demo Project for Suction Bucket Foundations

At the Test Center for Support Structures, the tensile behavior of a jacket structure´s suction buckets are investigated within large-scale model tests. Therefore, the effects of extreme wave loads on the steel structure are simulated in a test pit. This installation method is both fast and avoids pile driving noise.

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UNSW Sydney and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft sign MOU for “Storage of renewable energy”

UNSW and Europe’s largest research institution, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for its Institute for Chemical Technology (Fraunhofer ICT), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish The German-Australian Centre for Electrochemical Technologies for the Storage of Renewable Energy in Sydney.

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Fraunhofer ISI awards outstanding achievements

At an award ceremony in Karlsruhe, several scientists were awarded the "Fraunhofer ISI Award 2018" for their achievements. The external jury honored an outstanding doctoral thesis, excellent qualification as well as best project. The wide range of winning entries is characteristic of Fraunhofer ISI and its broad portfolio of research topics.

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Our members regularly present their research results at trade fairs, conferences, symposia and in workshops. Learn more about our activities...



Are you interested in a position at one of the Fraunhofer institutes? At this point we inform about current job vacancies at the 18 member institutes.