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Sand storms, UV-radiation, or rust – Researchers of the LZN develop a databank of stresses for solar plants

Photovoltaic (PV) plants are being increasingly built globally. However, project planners and manufacturers need to have relevant data in order to choose the best suited...

Graphene-Super-Capacitors: Energy storage system of the future? Results of the pilot project G-ONET

Electronics of today are meant to be efficient and sustainable. To reach this goal, significant amounts of time and money are being invested in the research of energy...

Environmentally friendly and efficient cooling: Researchers of the LZN develop foundation for a new cooling-system

Cooling technologies have been a hot research topic for the last decades and are continuously being optimized. In light of the new climate ordinances, new cooling...

Self-healing Materials – What humans can learn from botanical characteristics

Self-healing materials: sounds more like science fiction than a focus of scientific research. At the Sustainability Center Freiburg (LZN), researchers investigated if and...

100% recyclable composites – Researchers of the LZN develop new lightweight materials

Partners of the University of Freiburg Freiburg, Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM), and the industry have developed a pure polyethylene composite....

To buy or not to buy? Researchers of the LZN examine hurdles and challenges facing the market for LEDs

The topic of improving the efficiency of LED-Lights as well as the economic and social aspects of the LED-market were successfully inspected in the pilot project SusLight...

Wood, Peas & Meat Substitute Products – What On Earth Do They Have In Common? Results from pilot project Lignin

The research was actually going to focus on how lignin, a plant-based waste product produced during paper manufacturing, could be implemented in new industrial processes....