Water and Energy are some of the most wasted resources on planet earth. Inefficient methods of extraction and use of energy and water are often observed. In the recent past, the water treatment group participated in projects that address reducing stress on energy and water resources through the implementation of smart and efficient management techniques.
From the reuse of process water in concentrating solar power plants (CSP plants) to the load management with seawater desalination as a flexible load and increasing the share of renewable energies in the energy supply, our team is actively involved in helping to pave the road towards effective and sustainable consumption of water and energy. We have even worked with and developed embedded energy management systems within several of the realized water energy nexus projects.
At Fraunhofer ISE, we welcome opportunities and proposals for consulting, research and development of projects that seek to find sustainable solutions in the field of the water energy nexus.