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Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT is a research institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organisation headquartered in Germany. In our research we place great emphasis on the scalability of processes, and on the transfer of research results from laboratory to pilot plant scale.

The core competence “Chemical Processes” comprises the ability to design and implement innovative, resource-saving chemical processes from the laboratory through to the technical scale. Fraunhofer ICT covers the entire process chain from raw material processing, chemical reaction engineering and downstream processing through to subsequent processes such as product refinement and shaping.

Technical plastics for practical use are investigated within “Polymer Technology and Composite Materials”. Fraunhofer ICT’s work ranges from polymer synthesis, materials technology, plastics processing, component development and production through to recycling. Within “Energy Systems” research work focusses on electrical energy storage for mobile and stationary systems, with fuel cells and electrolysis as well as on thermal energy storage systems, developing efficient and cost-effective energy storage devices and converters. “Drive Systems” comprises solutions for electric and internal combustion drive systems. The systems are designed, constructed, simulated, and validated through testing. Furthermore, Fraunhofer ICT is the only German research institute that covers the entire development chain from raw products to prototypes in the field of “Explosives Technology”.