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Recovering valuable phosphorus from wastewater for use as fertiliser

August 19th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertiliser for food production. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a benign process that enables the recovered salts to be converted directly into organic food for crop plants. Phosphorus is a vital element not only for plants but also for all living organisms. In recent times […]

Store thermal energy without loss for when you need it

June 8th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Biogas plants, combined heat and power plants don’t just generate electricity, they also produce heat. However, unlike the electricity they can produce, the heat generally dissipates unused. A new technology will allow the heat to be stored loss-free in the smallest of spaces for lengthy periods of time, for use as and when required. There’s […]