Efficient – emissions neutral – ergonomic
For manufacturing companies it is becoming ever more important to use alternative and regenerative energy sources efficiently and to recycle materials. In an increasingly digitalized and networked production environment the part played by people also needs to be reconsidered. Against this background the aim of the Fraunhofer lighthouse Project “E³-Production” is to research how material, energy and information flows in emission-neutral E³ factories with energy- and resource-efficient production can in future be better planned, implemented, evaluated and controlled in an integrated approach that takes into account the way people are involved.
The Fraunhofer IGB is involved in two subprojects. An efficient high-performance biotechnological process for the separation and concentration of metals from diluted technical process media is being developed in the subproject “Integrated Process Chain Engineering”. The synergetic examination of social and ecological criteria in an efficient production sequence is the focus of the subproject “Sustainability and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Production Processes for German Industry – SUSPROFIT”.