Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
We develop and optimise industry-oriented processes of environmental, process, material and energy technology. Our goal is to harmonise sustainable economy, environmentally friendly
technology and innovative action in order to improve quality of life and economical strength.
The focus of our biogas research lies on the optimisation of process biology and process engineering as well as on the development of trendsetting process steps e.g. for substrate pretreatment, fermentation, gas cleaning, methanation for PtG concepts.
In the field of biogas upgrading we work at national and international level on the overall development of efficient systems for biogas production, purification, feed-in and utilisation. We conduct market, technology and plant monitoring studies and provide consultancy for German and European decision makers.
In GIS-based modelling and balancing of biomass production in rural areas (potentials, emissions, logistics, sites), we offer the development of biomass energy registers for the sustainable development of energy supply concepts and sites. Furthermore we are working interdisciplinary on topics such as public permits, land use planning and public acceptance issues with respect to biogas projects.