Fraunhofer Institute for
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Sustainable development requires the transformation of whole systems in the direction of environmental and societal compatibility. The Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems takes a systemic approach to analyzing the framework conditions of this transformation. We take the economic, political, ecological and social aspects into account.
In order to separate economic growth from resource consumption or environmental damage, innovations to increase the efficiency of resource utilization and reduction of emissions are needed. Our research strengthens the knowledge base required for this task.
The transition to sustainability can open up new economic opportunities, not only for industrialized nations, but also in developing countries, which implies the adjustment of structural framework conditions. Especially in infrastructure systems many and varied path dependencies must be overcome. Our studies point to ways in which different sustainability goals can be reconciled.
In all areas we regard both, innovations in individual products and production processes as well as the long-term developments at the sector level. Our team of economists and social scientists, engineers and natural scientists combines an advanced range of methods with application-oriented expertise. With our scientific analyses we provide our customers from politics, administration, associations and businesses with momentum for sustainable development.
Demand for copper is increasing worldwide, which is why questions of availability and recycling are becoming increasingly urgent. With a model that enables detailed statements on copper circulation in the EU as well as on the use and recycling of copper, Fraunhofer ISI makes an important contribution to the recording of copper flows in Europe. The knowledge about this is not only important for the copper processing industry, but also represents an important basis for the future development of a sustainable industrial and raw materials policy.
For the sixth time, the Federal Association of German Industry and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety awarded the IKU environmental prize. 133 companies competed with their products and services. The jury's decision was based on the scientific evaluation of the applications by Fraunhofer ISI.
In the eWayBW project, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment is funding construction of a test route in the Murgtal near Karlsruhe from September 2017. There are still many unresolved questions concerning the operation of such trucks. A consortium coordinated by Fraunhofer ISI is studying research questions as part of the scientific accompanying research.
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