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.


Science, industry and NGOs come together for the first time to discuss new opportunities. … weiterlesen

Group photo NK2 meeting Sep 2019
The creation of a European network to strengthen the carbon cycle economy is a key outcome of the German-Polish-Czech workshop “Integrated Technology Development for Effective and Sustainable Utilization of Domestic Carbon Carriers”, which took place in Dresden yesterday. … weiterlesen

4 dignitaries unveil the information board on the Freiberg branch office
In the future, research will be conducted at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg on the resource-friendly and climate-neutral use of carbon carriers. … weiterlesen

Group picture of the workshop participants
With workshops in Zabrze / Poland (2017) and Dresden (2018), the Fraunhofer IMWS has already been involved in enhancing the international exchange on the possibilities of a carbon cycle economy and also initiated the formation of a European network. … weiterlesen

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