Industrial production is currently undergoing the greatest change in its entire value-added cycle since the beginning of industrialisation. Linear process chains are to be replaced by closed cycles and the provision of energy is to be completely converted to renewable or low-CO2 energy sources. Our core competencies, which extend along the entire value-added cycle from raw material to finished product to recycling, enable us to address these technological challenges holistically. We consider it our central task to establish the principles of sustainability in this value chain and to develop state-of-the-art manufacturing and production processes that are energy-efficient, climate-neutral and circular in terms of material flow (sustainable processing).
- Cross-linking the production industry with collection systems within the waste-management and recycling industries and the execution and optimisation of the processes involved.
- Disassembly and re-use strategies, developing life-cycle analysis and defining bench marks for energy and material efficiency.
- Material-oriented mechanical engineering, use of additive manufacturing and smart predictive analytics
- Decarbonising the industry by using energy-efficient technologies
- Energetic process-optimisation of production locations by implying excess-strategies (e.g. heat)
- Climate protection, process engineering, utilisation of CO2 via Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) as a measure of CO2-recovery.
- Hydrogen as the energy vector of the future and a reducing agent of metallurgy. Producing Hydrogen in and eco friendly manner.
- Defining biogenic materials as raw materials along with their usual utilisation as a material or energy-source
- Design to sustainability, on the product and process level.