• Intelligent water management for India's cities

    Press Release Fraunhofer IGB / 23.11.2017

    J. Jackson

    At the beginning of October, the project "Smart Water Future India", funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry from the Export Initiative Environmental Technologies, was launched. The aim of the project, which is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, is to develop a concept for intelligent water management for Coimbatore in southern India, a city with more than one million inhabitants. In doing so, it should be indicated how India's booming metropolises can be supported with the help of German water and wastewater technologies

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    Batteries are indispensable for electric vehicles and other mobile devices that require electrical power. Complex battery management systems (BMS) are needed to estimate, for example, the range and durability of the battery. Therefore, they determine the state of charge for each cell on the basis of Current (Coulomb Counting) and Voltage. As BMS calculations are based on default values, they are prone to error. Especially with frequent partial charge and certain battery cell types, no precise measurement of the state of charge is possible. In addition, these systems consume some of the energy themselves.

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    The consortium led by Leiden University Medical Center and the Dutch hDMT (human Disease Model Technologies) has been assigned by the EU with the task to create a roadmap for the future development of organ-on-chip technology. Its aim is to establish a European infrastructure to enable coordinated development, production and implementation of organ-on-a-chip systems. The consortium is funded by the EU FET-Open Program and brings together six leading European research institutions, including the Fraunhofer-Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart, Germany.

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  • Robust and functional – surface finishing by suspension spraying

    Press releases Fraunhofer IKTS / 19.9.2017

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    With thermally sprayed particle suspensions, previously unattained layer qualities can be achieved. The complete solution for surface finishing of heavily stressed components is now being put into practice by Fraunhofer researchers from Dresden. Industrial applications benefit from increased process stability and reliability.

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  • A look inside Fraunhofer ICT - by CompositesWorld

    Press release Fraunhofer ICT / 4.8.2017

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    Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Munich, Germany) is the largest applied research organization in Europe, with more than 67 institutes and research units located throughout Germany staffed by 24,500 people, mostly scientists and engineers. CW recently got a chance to tour one, Fraunhofer ICT in Pfintzal, Germany.

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  • First LiDAR Wind Buoys in China

    Press release Fraunhofer IWES NW / 11.7.2017

    Titan Technologies Corporation has ordered two Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR measuring buoys for the surveying of the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind farms planned for off the coast of China's Fujian province. This will be the first time a floating LiDAR system will be used for offshore wind measurements in China. The buoys will be used to precisely measure the wind conditions in the designated locations so as to allow precise calculation of the wind farm’s electricity yield. The projected wind farms are owned by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG).

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    Responding to the invitation from Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Polish Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal IChPW, experts and specialists from industry, politics and science from Poland, Czech Republic and Germany came together in Zabrze, Poland in a trilateral workshop.

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  • Two Directors Take Over as Head of Fraunhofer ISE

    Press release Fraunhofer ISE / 10.7.2017

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    As of July 10, 2017 it is official: Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning and Dr. Andreas Bett will assume a dual leadership position as the new institute directors of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. Both have been at Fraunhofer ISE, the largest institute for solar energy research in Europe, for many years. The two scientists are internationally renowned throughout the world in their field and collectively hold expertise in the areas of photovoltaics, building energy technology and energy system analysis. Both Henning and Bett were division directors and formerly deputy institute directors of the institute. Now that the appointment procedure has been finalized, they can officially succeed Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber as the next institute directors of Fraunhofer ISE.

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  • Long Night of Industry in the Dahme-Spreewald District / 2017

    Macro-microwaves make lightweight construction for the aerospace industry more efficient

    Press release Fraunhofer IAP / 23.6.2017

    © Business Development Agency Dahme-Spreewald, Photographer: Michael Setzpfandt

    Industrial microwaves, used to produce carbon fiber-reinforced plastic components, are two of the core components of the technology center at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Wildau. On June 23, 2017 the IAP’s Polymer Materials and Composites PYCO Research Division is opening its doors here for the Long Night of Industry in the Dahme-Spreewald District

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  • © Fraunhofer ISC

    Anlässlich des Diabetes-Kongresses der Deutschen Diabetes Gesellschaft wurde am 24. Mai 2017 in Hamburg der SilverStar Förderpreis für besondere Projekte verliehen, die zu einer Verbesserung der Lebensqualität älterer Menschen mit Diabetes beitragen. Dieses Jahr geht der Preis an das Center Smart Materials CeSMa des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Silicatforschung ISC in Würzburg für einen innovativen Druckmessstrumpf, der Diabetiker im Alltag unterstützen soll.

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