Energy and Resources

Without energy we would have no warm homes, no hot water for showers, and no electricity to keep food chilled, operate appliances or allow us to work at the computer. Up to now our economy has been driven – and our homes made comfortable – by oil, coal and gas. Slowly but surely, these natural resources are running out. If we want to continue to enjoy affordable power, heat and cooling in the future, we need to become more efficient in the way we use energy, get better at storing it reliably and try harder to develop renewable energy sources.


We conduct research into:


Renewable Energy

Energy storage and management

Using raw materials more efficiently

Building and Living

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Further Information

Fraunhofer Energy Alliance

The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is one of Europe's largest energy research organizations. It offers a broad range of one-stop research and development solutions to industry and the energy sector, empowering these to conquer new markets with innovative products and services.

Fraunhofer Battery Alliance

Research work at the Fraunhofer Network focuses on batteries and supercaps, including redox flow systems. The value chain extends from materials used in the smallest storage units, through to modular construction and battery management, quality assurance in production, and the simulation of materials and designs.

Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance

In the current questions of energy policy and urban development construction industry plays a key role. As an interface between politics, economics and research, the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance develops solutions for the increasing demands on energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings. Beside the construction cycle the systematic consideration of building materials, components, spaces, individual buildings and entire cities is focus of the research of this alliance.

Fraunhofer inHaus Center

The Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center in Duisburg, Germany, is an innovation workshop that is unique in Europe. It carries out application-oriented and close-to-the-market research in the field of intelligent room and building systems.