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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Resourceful companies and university institutes are converting waste into hydrogen. The processes are promising, but the practical test on an industrial scale is still to come. … weiterlesen

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On 17.03.2021, a panel of experts came together in an online webinar organized by the European University Institute and the Florence School of Regulation to discuss about “Industry Experience and Prospectives in Pyrolysis” for the production of turquoise hydrogen via methane pyrolysis. … weiterlesen

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Plasma Technologies could offer promising opportunities for green chemistry to support the transition towards a sustainable hydrogen and circular carbon economy. … weiterlesen

08 Oct 2020 |

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Chemical storage of renewable hydrogen in CO2-neutral fuels - potentials, raw materials, perspectives … weiterlesen

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