Potential Use of Damaged Cocoa Beans for Cosmetic Products
Cocoa plays an important role in Brazilian agriculture. However, the fruit of the cacao tree (cocoa pods) is prone to fungal diseases. pest infestations are responsible for crop losses of up to 40 percent worldwide. In collaboration with the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV are looking to establish new ways of using damaged cocoa pods as part of the Damaged Beans project.
Efficient Ammonia-Based Systems for Energy Supply
Ammonia could play a decisive role in the transition from fossil fuels to climate-friendly alternatives if produced from green hydrogen. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM are developing ammonia-based systems for a mobile, decentralized energy supply in the infrastructure, transportation and industry sectors.
Launch of Universal Pump Repair and Retrofit Service
As productivity demands on operators increase, pumps across industry need to adapt to meet new application challenges. In response, Sulzer is launching OEM-X line – a 24/7 quality pump service with flexible repair and retrofit solutions for any pump brand.