Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM

ACHEMA Pulse 2021

Let's meet: ACHEMA Pulse will be online all of June and with live programming on June 15-16. Make an appointment with our experts.

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Webinar: Power-to-chemicals

Microreactor based flow electrochemistry for sustainable syntheses is the topic in the webinar on June 7, 2021 at 3 p.m. CET

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The world’s first high-temperature ammonia-powered fuel cell for shipping

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Circulating tumor cells help diagnostics for a tailor-made therapy in the fight against cancer

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Microreactor for Grignard reagents from Fraunhofer IMM

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Welcome to Fraunhofer IMM in Mainz

Climate Neutral Energy Supply of the Future

BlockCell plant in container
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BlockCell plant in container

The search for an efficient and, preferably, at the same time ecological and perspectively at least CO2 neutral electrical energy and heat supply preoccupies almost everybody, from the owner of a single-family house, the planners of a whole residential area to companies. The prototype of our fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) unit presented at November 18 promises to be an appropriate solution for the scale of a small residential area, when having successfully completed all trials. With an electrical power equivalent of 50 kWel and an overall efficiency of the CHP unit expected to be larger than 95 % a technology basis has been created, the system efficiency of which is less dependent from the load scenario in place as it would be the case when relying on combustion engines in the CHP unit. Additionally the maintenance requirements are reduced by extensively avoiding movable parts. Even though it is currently intended to use natural gas from the network CO2 neutrality can easily be reached by attaching the unit to a biogas plant.

Divisions at Fraunhofer IMM

Our scientists are engaged in research and development in the three divisions of Chemistry, Energy and Diagnostics. We organize our competencies in these three pillars according to the priorities Sustainable Economy and Energy, Healthy Living, Intelligent Mobility and Civil Security. With our system and technology oriented innovations we contribute to the competitiveness of our customers and partners. In doing so, we stand for responsible handling of new technologies and for sustainable development to benefit private and public enterprise as well as society.

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