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Center for Cleantech and Sustainable Energy Systems

We support companies and the public sector in the development of sustainable, circular products and services.

The Center for Cleantech and Sustainable Energy Systems offers many years of experience in the interdisciplinary implementation of projects in the industrial and service sectors. For our partners, we analyze potentials and develop technologies and business models to promote the circular economy along the entire value chain.

Areas of expertise

Cleantech and the circular economy
Sustainable economic growth requires new processes, products and services that increase performance and productivity while reducing emissions and conserving resources.

Digitalisation in cleantech
Digitalisation holds great potential in the cleantech sector for improving transparency, increasing energy and resource efficiency and reducing emissions from processes and products along the entire value chain. Digitalisation also harbours risks for society and the environment that need to be taken into account when using it, such as the protection of privacy and cyber security.

Sustainable energy production, management and utilisation
Alongside greater energy efficiency, renewable energy sources are the most important pillar of a sustainable energy policy and the energy transition.

Development of sustainable plastic materials, processes and applications
Optimised use of resources and more efficient products offer innovative solutions for current industrial challenges.

Electromobility is regarded as a central component of a sustainable and climate-friendly transport system.

Selected projects

E-mobility: Climate-friendly commuting

In collaboration with numerous universities and business partners, both in Switzerland and abroad, FHNW is addressing the problem of commuter traffic.

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Electrodynamic fragmentation of electronic scrap

Electronic devices are becoming increasingly complex and compact. This complicates the recycling process – which is why there are plans to introduce new and ...

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Intelligent control of a district battery system

By taking control of the system, our consortium partner may adapt the operation of a battery - integrated in his electrical distribution system - according to ...

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FHNW School of Engineering, Brugg-Windisch

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Engineering Klosterzelgstrasse 2 CH - 5210 Windisch
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