Energy I Climate I Environment#

In order to achieve the goal of an economical, environmentally friendly, safe and socially acceptable energy supply, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also a competent partner in the field of water-energy-food nexus.

Business Unit »Energy, Climate and Environment«

Topic areas and competences#

Circular Economy 

  • Residual Materials - Material and Energy Use
  • Biorefinery / Re-use: Water, Nutrients, Recyclables
  • Carbon Capture / Carbon Storage / Carbon Usage
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction / CO2 Saving 
  • Life Cycle Assessment LCA

Water Infrastructure Systems

  • Automation
  • Digitalization / Development and Integration of Artificial Intelligence AI
  • Water Information Systems
  • Resilient and Sustainable Water Infrastructures
  • Innovative Actor Models
  • Water Management

Water and Wastewater Management

  • Drinking Water Treatment 
  • Gray and Wastewater Treatment
  • Removal of Pollutants and Trace Substances
  • Water and Hygiene
  • Operational Optimization

Agriculture and Nutrition

  • Climate-adaptive Cultivation Systems
  • Nexus Water-Energy-Agriculture
  • Efficient Irrigation Systems