About the project
The chemical industry is essential to a wide range of industrial value chains, and is one of the main drivers of new product developments and innovations. Global challenges in the areas of climate protection, energy and resource efficiency, together with political and societal demand for green, sustainable chemistry, have led the chemical industry to set ambitious goals for defossilizing its production processes and establishing circular, carbon-neutral material and energy conversion. This transformation calls for major research and development efforts.
The nine Fraunhofer institutes participating in the lighthouse project "ShaPID” aim to provide targeted support to the chemical industry by combining their applied research to achieve challenging sustainability goals and, at the same time, intensify their R&D ties with one of the most innovative industrial sectors.