Welcome at the Fraunhofer Applied Research Center for Resource Efficiency

The shortage of raw materials and global warming pose major challenges to our society. It is essential to ensure the supply of a growing world population with food, water, raw materials and energy and to protect the environment from destruction and pollution. This is the background to the work of the Fraunhofer Application Center for Resource Efficiency, which focuses on the introduction of a closed-loop economy and the development and implementation of sustainable processes and products.

Our focal points are

  • innovative recycling methods and design for recycling
  • substitution of problematic materials 
  • increasing the material and energy efficiency of products and processes
  • durable products by reducing signs of ageing
  • modern separation technologies
  • sustainability considerations