Resources, energy and environmental technologies
In times where raw materials are becoming scarcer and more expensive, new options must be examined and new strategies developed to maintain the competitiveness of companies and to reduce environmental impacts. This area holds enormous potential and we are proud to be part of this development.
Projects within this future field
Wind energy research test field in mountainous terrain
In the WindForS research cluster, ZSW and its partners are investigating how wind turbines can be operated optimally at such challenging locations.
The researching facade: facade-integrated photovoltaic systems in CIGS technology
ZSW researchers optimize facade-integrated photovoltaic systems in CIGS technology together with their project partners from industry and research.
Polar Bear House
Energy-efficient construction inspired by nature: Polar bear fur inspired the DITF to develop a new type of textile thermal insulation material.
REWARD - effective wastewater recycling
In the "REWARD" collaborative project, Hohenstein and its partners are investigating effective strategies for recycling wastewater from commercial washing processes.
Hydrophobins - protein protection against water and dirt
Based on natural proteins, Hohenstein developed a novel textile finish with water- and dirt-repellent properties in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IGB in Straubing.