Current Funded Projects

Fraunhofer Center HTL offers contract research in the application areas of aerospace, energy technology and thermoprocess technology as well as in the product area of technical ceramics. For our customers, we develop and optimise technologies, processes and products up to the production of prototypes and small series.

Find out more about our current publicly funded research projects here:



Laufzeit 2024 - 2028


Energy efficient graphitization processes

The aim of EnerGraph is to significantly improve the energy efficiency of graphitization processes using a combined approach of experimental characterization at very high temperatures and process simulations based on this.  



Duration 2024 - 2027


Full-scale Demonstration of Replicable Technologies for Hydrogen Combustion in Hard to Abate Industries - The Aluminium use-case

In H2AL, a retrofit of existing natural gas-fired plants is investigated for the recycling of aluminum ingots and internal scrap for the use of up to 100 % H2 combustion and its effects on the refractory materials.



Duration 2024 - 2025


Solar-powered Energy Supply Concepts for the Ceramics Industry

SOLENKE will develop and demonstrate a local, CO2-neutral and renewable-based 24/7 supply of electricity and heat for the ceramics industry, which enables 100% security of supply with the best economic efficiency.



Duration 2023 - 2025


Industry 4.0 for Ceramic Production

Ind4Ker aims to develop and demonstrate methods that can drastically reduce the cost of introducing Industry 4.0 in ceramic production.



Duration 2023 - 2025


Accompanying Research on the Large-Scale Development of the Production of Green Methanol and Dimethyl Ether (DME) in Chile

In Power-to-MEDME-RaD, clinker fires are to be optimized and CO2 capture in cement plants minimized.



Duration 2023 - 2025

Highly Innovative Antenna Technologies for New-Space Applications

Modular antenna technologies for space applications are to be developed in HANT.



Duration 2023 - 2025


Sustainable Silicate Ceramics by Optimized Drying

SuSiDry aims to develop innovative measurement and simulation methods for drying processes in the production of silicate ceramics.



Duration 2023 - 2026


Paper Technology Ceramic Components for Sustainable Thermal Processes


The project will develop novel, paper-engineered ceramic radiation screens for industrial furnaces.



Duration 2023 - 2025


Development of Wear Resistant Ceramic Electrodes

In Verkel, low-maintenance or maintenance-free electrolysis cells made of ceramic materials are to be produced for alkaline electrolysis with a nominal power of between 2kW and 25kW.




Duration 2022 - 2025


Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies Based on Bio-Based Material Systems


The aim is to develop a so-called Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) material for sliding bearings.



Duration 2022 - 2025


Recycling of oxide-ceramic fibers in a spinning process for the production of yarn structures for fiber-reinforced ceramics

The aim is to recycle ceramic roving waste, which is produced during CMC component manufacture in the winding process and is to be returned to component manufacture.



Duration 2022 - 2025


Material advancements for solar fuels technology

In MAfoS oxide fibers for CMC tubes and also coatings for various components are to be developed and produced.




Duration 2022 - 2025


Innovative value chains for european oxide ceramic fibres

The aim is to achieve independence of the European O-CMC component
industry from fibre manufacturers in non-EU countries.



Duration 2022 - 2025


New technologies for eco-efficient helicopters

The sub-project aims to optimise composite technologies under economic and ecological aspects for a specific application.



Duration 2021 - 2024


Integrated computational materials engineering of novel ceramics in the ATZ/ZTA system

Within the framework of the project, novel application-adapted AZT - ZTA ceramics are to be developed, among other things.




Duration 2021 - 2024


Novel composite materials for high-temperature heaters and gas-electricity hybrid furnaces


Within the scope of the project, novel MMC resistance heaters will be developed.



Duration 2020 - 2024


Development of novel and cost-effective coatings for high-temperature applications  

The EU Horizon 2020 funding programme aims to support the transformation process of energy-intensive manufacturing industries towards carbon neutrality in 2050.



Duration 2020 - 2024

Production of new CMC for energy-intensive industries by a microwave-assisted CVI process 

The aim of CEM-WAVE is to develop an innovative CMC manufacturing process based on a microwave-assisted CVI process.



Duration 2020 - 2023

Materials and construction methods for robust turbine design

The aim of Wero_Turb is to develop a method based on computed tomography that can be used to detect the damage and material changes in SiC/SiC samples caused by impact.




Duration 2020 - 2023

Advanced design, monitoring, development and validation of novel high performance materials and components

The aim of HIPERMAT is to establish low-CO2 future technologies by developing more environmentally friendly high-performance materials and components along the entire value chain.




Duration 2020 - 2024

Industrial production of 3D printed components via highly compressed green bodies

The aim of the project is to make an energy-efficient and economical powder bed process with downstream heat treatment usable for additive industrial production for the first time.



Duration 2020 - 2024

Development of SiC-fabrics for the winding process for the production of high temperature resistant tubes

In RoSiC, textile fabric structures for tubular SiC/SiC composites will be developed. On the other hand, multilayer fabrics are to be developed which can be easily processed and infiltrated in the winding process to tubular components.



Duration 2020 - 2024

Energy-efficient high-temperature processes for large and geometrically complex components

In HTPgeox, a methodology will be developed and tested using the example of sanitary ceramics, with which the production of components can be optimised in terms of energy efficiency and product quality through the interaction of digital processes.




Duration 2020 - 2022

Spherical pressure vessels for hydrogen storage

In KuWaTa a spherical isotensoid high pressure tank for the storage of hydrogen at 350/700 bar is to be developed. The tank will be made of carbon fibre reinforced plastics ( CFC ) and by automated forming processes such as winding or tape deposition.