Power storage made of vanillin

Vanillin is useful in more than just Christmas biscuits: researchers at Graz University of Technology have successfully converted flavouring agent vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. Redox flow batteries can now be made more environmentally friendly by replacing their core element – liquid electrolytes with components that are generally made of ecologically harmful heavy metals or rare earths – with vanillin. The technology is a major step towards ecologically sustainable energy storage. More →




Growth, young talents, and the Cluster’s new strategy

With the new 2025 strategy, the Green Tech Cluster is aiming for growth of the company and the ecosystem. The state of Carinthia is now joining the Cluster. One of the focuses is on young talents. More →




Recycling of nuclear power plant parts by Schrott24

Schrott24 is the largest European online platform for the trade of scrap metal and specializes in the recycling of scrap metal from industrial production. The company now recycles parts of the decommissioned Mülheim-Kärlich (Germany) nuclear power plant. More →




New storage solution for e-batteries

Giving batteries from old e-cars a second life is an important step towards sustainability. The Green Energy Lab project "SecondLife Batteries" made the way from research to market in only three years. The core idea of the project: Extend the life cycle of used battery systems and combine them in a storage application. One of the first SecondLife storage systems was set up as a pilot plant on the Saubermacher premises in Premstätten near Graz and supports the company in starting up a recycling plant. More →




Andritz ART-Center opening

International technology Group Andritz has opened a modern test and research center for the recycling industry. The new Andritz Recycling Technology Center - ART Center for short - is equipped with innovative shredder technology from the Andritz Aduro product line and enables customers to carry out recycling trials under real plant conditions with industrial-scale equipment. As a result of the cooperation within the Green Tech Cluster, the University of Leoben will also locate its Digital Waste Research Lab at this research hotspot. More →




Stanford Expert Talk: Future of Climate & Circular Solutions

The Stanford University Expert Talk and the strategy workshops that followed on, was an opportunity for renowned researchers and entrepreneurs to meet with the ICS and the Green Tech Cluster and discuss the latest highlights in technology and the solutions for a greener circular economy. More →




New strategy, goals achieved, and new ones set

The Green Tech Valley is the world's leading hotspot for Climate & Circular Solutions and the incubator for new benchmarks in technology, such as the most efficient hydropower plants, tailor-made wind power generators and leading recycling systems for batteries. This is a win-win combination of climate protection with regional growth. More →




Climate-neutral energy and raw material innovation from the Montanuniversität Leoben

The university for mining, metallurgy and materials at Leoben is currently developing pioneering technologies, in collaboration with renowned industrial partners, that will enable CO2 neutral extraction of carbon and hydrogen from a single source. More →




NRGkick Connect – the solar fuel tank

Use your own solar power to charge an electric vehicle and thus take another step towards climate-friendly mobility. The NRGkick mobile charging unit and cable, from the company DiniTech, has enabled location-independent charging at any power socket since 2015. By using the additional NRGkick Connect smart feature, it is now possible to charge using solar power via one of four potential strategies. More →




24/7 support for the sorting plant with REDWAVE mate

The Styrian expert in waste handling plants, REDWAVE, now offers the world's first self-learning system to improve the efficiency, yield and purity of waste sorting. REDWAVE mate measures quality during the recycling operation and facilitates quick capture and evaluation of information during production. More →




don’t waste//invest

Waste is a valuable material; to manage and process it, know-how and technology are required. How can waste fractions become entrepreneurial? Smart solutions for this and more can be found here More →




From jam jar to vinegar bottle

Fruit and vegetables are often processed into jams and preserves in autumn to provide us with fresh vitamins in winter too. Glasses are needed for this, and when they are no longer reused, they should be disposed of separately by colour in the used glass containers. After cleaning and shredding, the glass can then be returned to the glass production process. More →




From a pad to a handkerchief

School starts soon and this means new notebooks, books and painting paper will be bought. Paper in different qualities are collected in containers after use and processed, in hygienic paper like handkerchiefs, but also other types of paper. This recycling process even works several times (up to 7 times) and helps us to save resources. More →




From production scrap to new product

During industrial production and in various manufacturing processes, surplus quantities, auxiliary and operating materials are produced. In addition to efficient production to reduce waste, recycling and treatment are crucial. More →




One-Stop-Shop-Recycling-Solutions for biogenious waste

Summertime is harvest time. During the processing of pumpkin, apples, zucchini and many other fruits and vegetables there are leftovers. These leftovers can be processed into compost by proper preparation and returned to the cycle. We also profit significantly from the utilisation to biogas, which supplies energy and heat. Our partner companies offer waste management solutions. More →




Improvement of output quality in film washing systems

In recent years Lindner Washtech GmbH has evolved into a technological leader in the field of PE film recycling, now with over 50 washing systems installed worldwide. Many new developments such as the patented pre-washing system Rafter have set new standards in the industry and are now an integral part of every Lindner washing system. More →




VERBUND X Accelerator

Together with you, VERBUND and its partners want to create solutions that shape the future of energy and infrastructure and secure the supply chain. Join forces with all these strong partners and help to develop innovative business solutions. More →




New inductive sensors for metal detection

EVK, an expert company in industrial imaging, introduces ABAS ThinLine, a new family of spatially resolved inductive sensors for realtime detection of ferrous and non-ferrous metal objects in industrial sorting. More →




One-Stop-Shop-Recycling-Solutions for plastic

Hula-hoop tyres and waterballs provide children a varied summer. But what happens when they are discarded? With proper waste separation and recycling, the hula-hoop tyre becomes a flower pot. Energy and emissions are reduced via the product cycle and resources are used optimally. Plastic waste can also be used for even more... More →




Green Tech Summer Graz

Over the summer period students have the opportunity of developing their own green business models through the novel Green Tech Summer Graz start-up initiative, which is facilitated by the City of Graz, the SFG and the Green Tech Cluster. Between July and September 2020, 9 prospective start-ups will be working on further developing their concept for a green business. More →



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