Press releases 2014

  • © Fraunhofer IAP

    The 9th Japanese-European Workshop “Cellulose and functional polysaccharides” was organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP Potsdam-Golm at the location of the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. This Japanese-European event follows a series of initially Japanese-German workshops starting 1995 in Breisach (Germany) and later Japanese-German-Austrian events (in Sapporo, Vienna, Kyoto, Berlin, Hamburg and Tokyo) which brought together leading experts in the field of cellulose and functional polysaccharides. The recent workshop was supported by the German funding organization for renewable resources FNR (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.) and the European EPNOE network.

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  • Solar modules embedded in glass

    Press release / June 13, 2014

    © Fraunhofer IAP

    Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible glass as a carrier substrate that better protects the components.

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