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Institut für Energie und Kreislaufwirtschaft an der Hochschule Bremen GmbH
Institute for Energy, Recycling and Environmental Protection at Bremen Universtiy of Applied Sciences

An institiute of Hochschule Bremen (City University of Applied Sciences)

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Services

The institute offers various environmental and engineering services in the field of waste and recycling management as well as renewable energies.

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Research & Development

The Institute for Energy, Recycling and Environmental Protection has many years of experience in national and international project management in the context of R&D projects.

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Expert reports

Prof. Dr. Martin Wittmaier is sworn expert for waste management and biogas plants, appointed by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (IHK) for Bremen and Bremerhaven. In addition, the institute prepares expert reports and expert opinions on legal or operational requirements.

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Waste sorting analysis

The institute executes waste sorting analysis of various types of waste (municipal waste, recyclables, commercial and industrial waste) for companies and public bodies regularly and analysis recycling opportunities.

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Determination of specific biogas yields

Determination of specific biogas yields as well as testing of processes and concepts in laboratory, semi-industrial and industrial scale.

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Konferenz/Vortrag (04/2024)

Wittmaier, Martin; Ludwig, Niels: State of research on the recycling of rotor blades. Presentation at VDI conference

Presentation on the current status of recycling processes at the VDI conference “Dismantling of wind turbines – clean, sustainable and orderly” on April 24/25, 2024 in Bremen.

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Source: Fraunhofer IWES/Gerrit Wolken-Möhlmann

Press release (09/2023)

Pyrolysis processes promise sustainable recycling of fiber composites from rotor blades

The aim of the RE SORT project, in which the Institute for Energy, Recycling and Environmental Protection is also involved as a project partner, is the complete recycling of wind turbine rotor blades by means of pyrolysis.

Press release (07/2023)

Research project “sH2unter@ports” starts measurements for the development of a hydrogen shunting locomotive

Together with other joint partners, the IEKrW is researching the implementation of a hydrogen-powered shunting locomotive in the port district in the “sH2unter@ports” project.

The Institute

Industry and science depend on each other for creative ideas to become practicable solutions. In this context the aim of the institute is the development of ecologically and economically reasonable technical solutions for the energy and environmental sector, industry and service sector.

As a research institute at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the institute serves the transfer between business and science. The energy and recycling economy receives new ideas and professional advice, while the Bremen University of Applied Sciences benefits from the practical relevance of the institute via application-oriented research and development projects for the training of students.

The primary task of the institute is the development and evaluation of processes for the generation of regenerative energy, the recycling and cycle management of substances, the efficient use of raw materials as well as the purification of waters, sludge, solid waste and exhaust air. The institute creates expert reports and acts as a consultant to companies, associations and public corporations. In the field of recycling and environmental protection the institute carries out measures for further education and organizes conferences. Many of the projects were, and are, carried out in cooperation with companies, universities and colleges throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. Contacts exist to partners in both European and non-European countries through international projects.

Fields of activity

Biogas plant

Services

The institute offers various environmental and engineering services in the field of waste and recycling management as well as renewable energies.

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Expert reports

Prof. Dr. Martin Wittmaier is sworn expert for waste management and biogas plants, appointed by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (IHK) for Bremen and Bremerhaven.

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Research & Development

The Institute for Energy, Recycling and Environmental Protection has many years of experience in national and international project management in the context of R&D projects.

Selected projects

LIFE SRF 4.0
LIFE SRF 4.0
Sustainable resource production

Demonstration of a new circular waste treatment process with higher recycling rates and a smart customized production of alternative fuel from unrecyclable fractions.

Mehrweg-Roadmap
Mehrweg-Roadmap
Sustainable reusable solution

Development of measures and a strategic plan to establish a standardized reusable solution for Bremen events, company canteens and weekly markets, etc.

sH2unter@ports
sH2unter@ports
Implementation of an H2 shunting locomotive to reduce climate-relevant emissions in the port district.

Determination of requirements and technical, economic and ecological evaluation of the implementation of a hydrogen-powered shunting locomotive in the seaports of Bremerhaven and Hamburg.

Recycling of plastic waste
Recycling of post consumer plastic waste
Conference

The conference "Recycling of post consumer plastic Waste" takes place in the context of the project „Netzwerkbildung zur Stärkung von Unternehmen und zur Förderung einer nachhaltigeren Produktion ...

SmartRecycling-UP
SmartRecycling-UP
AI and robotics for a sustainable circular economy

Implementation and testing phase in the “SmartRecycling” project for the automatic sorting of large pieces of waste and thus for improving the recycling rate.

zoCat
zoCat
future-oriented catering

Development and testing of an indicator-based online decision-making system for the selection of sustainable dishes for large events...

KoReNaRo
KoReNaRo
Resource efficient circular economy; Development of plastic recycling technologies (KuRT)

Development of a comprehensive concept for recycling and reuse of rotor blades made of plastic composite materials

RecycleWind
RecycleWind 2.0
Self-learning and resilient

Research and development of scientifically proven methods of self-control in material flow systems, the simulation of possible applications and concept development ...

SmartRecycling
SmartRecycling
AI and robotics for a sustainable circular economy

The “SmartRecycling” project is developing concepts for the automatic sorting of large pieces of waste and thus for improving the recycling rate.

Recycling of plastic waste
Recycling of plastic waste
Workshop

The workshop "Recycling of plastic Waste - use of recyceltes in Industry and Commerce" takes place in the context of the project „Netzwerkbildung zur Stärkung von Unternehmen und zur Förderung einer nachhaltigeren Produktion ...

SHARC
SHARC
Smart Harbor-Application Renewable-Integration Concept

Development of concepts for sustainable energy management in the port area, considering the integration of renewable energy sources into a ...

OptimAG
OptimAG Projekt work
OptimAG
Optimization of occupational health and safety in the automotive industry

Advice and support in the implementation of measures for preventive occupational health and safety in ...

KuWert
KuWert
Vessel-based treatment of plastics

Development of concepts for vessel-based treatment of plastics for the implementation of value chains in less developed countries ...

Codwap
CODWAP
Collaborative curriculum development on waste management in Africa and Pacific region

Development, design and implementation of a post-graduate Programme in solid waste management and environmental protection in developing ...

Invent
Invent
Integrated waste management

Innovative education modules and tools for the environmental sector, particularly in integrated waste management, in different courses ...

Protekt
Projekt project oil contaminated water
PROTEKT
Handling and Treatment of oil Contaminated Water in Thai industries

Development of practice oriented guidelines for handling and treatment of oil contaminated water in industries and trades to promote environmentally ...

Renew
Renew project power cable
RENEW
RENewable Energie from organic Waste

Development of practice oriented guidelines for the preparation of feasibility studies on the production of RENewable Energy from organic Waste and ...

Biorem
Biorem
Bioremediation of oil spills in Vietnam

Development of guidelines for bioremediation of shorelines contaminated by marine oil spills, for Vietnam, including a workshop and a training course whose results are disseminated and integrated into curricula

BiwaRe
project Biware - sorting of waste
BiWaRe
Biomass and Waste for Renewable Energy

Development of an integrated ‘decision support system’ for the application of renewable energy technologies from organic substrates ...

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