InEs - Innovative energy supply system for a commercial district in transition

In the project funded by the 7th energy research program of the federal government, a networked concept through joint use of heat and storage is to be developed on the area of ​​the former Winterling porcelain factory together with the neighboring companies STELLA KERAMIK and Hagold in order to enable the continued use of the Winterling area.  

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DMeStHyA - Development of a digital measurement and control system for hydrometeorological applications, application-related upscaling with field testing

The project is subcontracted by LANUV NRW and deals with the standardisation of the construction and operation of hydrometeorelogical measuring stations as well as the optimisation of digital data acquisition by transferring the data into a cloud-based decision management system.   

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FlexTreat - Flexible and reliable concepts for sustainable water reuse in agriculture

The goal of the FlexTreat project is to promote safe water reuse in agriculture by developing and demonstrating flexible technical and nature-based treatment systems adapted to agricultural needs. This project is funded by „Wassertechnologien: Wiederverwendung“ in „Forschung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung“ (FONA) of the German Ministry of Education and Research ( BMBF). 

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NEEWa - Network for the generation of energy with hydropower in existing water plants

The project "Network for the generation of energy with hydropower in existing water plants", funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) with 417,000 euros, strengthens the transfer of knowledge from the Green-Tech University Hof to regional companies. It is also intended to contribute to the success of Hof as a centre of excellence for water and renewable energies in the region.

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REWAMEM - Recycling of laundry wastewater for reuse of wastwater by means of ceramic nanofiltration

The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, deals with the recycling of laundry wastewater for reuse of the wastewater by means of ceramic nanofiltration. The aim of the project is a sustainable, responsible use of the resource water in order to reduce the amount of several billion cubic metres consumed annually for production processes in industry.

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BioBioCarrier - Development of fully aquaponically biodegradable growth media with release of nutrient additives for biological water treatment

The project "Development of completely biodegradable growth carriers in aquaponics with the release of nutrient additives for biological water treatment" (in short: BioBioCarrier), funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as part of the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM), deals with the production of sustainable food in a special form of closed aquaculture, the aquaponics.

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Green Hospital Lichtenfels

Since 2015, the Universities of Applied Sciences Hof and Coburg, as well as the Department of Engineering Thermodynamics and Transport Processes of the University of Bayreuth are working together in this project. The aim is the applied and theoretical research on the energy efficiency concept of the new construction of the medical center of Lichtenfels. The clinic was put into operation in 2018 and is now constantly monitored and optimized.

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GTW - Green Technology Workshop

This EFRE-funded project called "GTW" is based on the idea of technology transfer from the field of applied research to industrial project partners of the middle sized sector. In various individual projects with different industrial partners, research on new technologies and processes is done to strengthen the market position of the industrial partners.

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KaWaTec - Efficient heat and refridgeration management in buildings

Under the acronym "KaWaTec", the research field of energy efficiency in buildings is further extended by applying theoretical approaches and innovative ideas on the real institute building of the iwe. By developing an efficient energy management strategy for the new construction, the energy produced by daily research practice can be used to minimize the consumption of the building.

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AutAllo - Green Energy from Biomass

The acronym "AutAllo" means a combination of autothermal and allothermal gasification of biomass in an innovative approach that uses wooden char coal as an internal gas filter. The aim of this project is the development of a 25 - 50 kW biomass gasification unit for the decentral production of green electricity and heat. Since this technology is more flexible in the use of different feedstock materials than classical reactors, the degree of utilization of given biomass potentials can be further increased.

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OpToKNuS - Optimization-toolbox for biomass gasifiers with kinetic numeric simulations

By running kinetic simulations of gasification reactors, the influence of different feedstock materials and process parameters on the product distribution and efficiency of the process can be predicted. The simulation core will be published online as an open source toolbox for plant owners and manufacturers

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Buffer storage and load management in local heating grids

In cooperation with Bioenergie Nordhalben eG (the owner of a local heating grid), ENERPIPE GmbH (a manufacturer of insulated grid pipes) and HDG Bavaria GmbH (a manufacturer of woodchip boilers), an intelligent interface between the user and the grid control is developed in this project. The aim of this new interface is to allow a smart grid control by predicting the demand of the grid and, therefore, minimize the strorage and grid losses.

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BRAVE - Biogenic residue alternatives in composite materials

In BRAVE the substitution of fossil raw materials for composite materials by biogenic alternatives is being investigated. The objective is to completely replace fossil resources with renewable resources while maintaining the same level of performance.

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Factors for a successful implementation transfer of digitalisation in the water industry

This project has already been successfully completed.

In a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled "WaterExe4.0", researchers from the Institute for Water and Energy Management (iwe) at Hof University of Applied Sciences identified success factors for successful implementation transfer in the course of digitalisation projects in the water industry.

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Environmental education: aquaponics for beginners - fish and vegetables at school

The environmental education project as part of the funding programme "Intensification of Environmental Education in Bavaria" of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection shows pupils from Upper Franconia the possibilities of sustainable and future-oriented production of aquatic food in this participatory project.

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Environmental education: aquaponics at the zoo - living sustainability

As part of the funding programme "Intensification of Environmental Education in Bavaria" of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection, visitors to the Tropical House and the Zoological Society of Hochfranken e.V. will be informed about the sustainable production and functioning of aquaponics and the university's research in this field.

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Weather station

The weather station on the campus of Hof University of Applied Sciences records a variety of meteorological parameters. Which elements of the weather are monitored and how this is done in detail is shown on this page.

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