NK2 Network for a Circular Carbon Economy

Carbon-containing raw materials are vital resources for the German industry and underpin its wealth. A transition towards a circular carbon facilitates the sustainable utilization of carbon raw materials via a coupling of the energy, chemical, engineering, waste management and recycling sectors. The initiative by Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS brings together partners from industry and science to jointly develop innovative and marketable solutions for a circular carbon economy.



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The information graphic shows a simplified representation of a carbon cycle. On the outside is the energy cycle, marked with power plants, biogas plants, wind turbines and electricity grids. From this, electricity, hydrogen, CH4 and CO2 pass into the recycling cycle. This shows waste and biogenic residues, electrolysers and alternative fuels. From this recycling cycle, electricity is fed into the energy cycle.


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Over 150 international participants came together at the 10th International Freiberg Conference (IFC) to discuss about opportunities, challenges and developments in the production of syngas and hydrogen from challenging secondary feedstock via waste gasification. … weiterlesen

Präsentationsfolie zum workshop
NK2 network partners came together with experts of life cycle assessments for an online discussion about how specific challenges of life cycle (LCA) and techno-economic (TEA) assessments could be addressed in systemic evaluations of chemical recycling technologies. … weiterlesen

Logo Gasification India 2021
From 25th to 26th November 2021, the Gasification India 2021 conference brought together diverse stakeholders from industry, science, politics and civic society for a discussion on the potential, opportunities and challenges for gasification. … weiterlesen

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