In a new project, the Audi Environmental Foundation, together with the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, is researching a recycling process for the recovery of strategically important metals that are necessary for modern technologies. The developed process of selective extraction enables the environmentally friendly recycling of indium, gallium and tin and enables them to be returned to the value chain.
Clear the stage for green ideas and exciting projects around the topic of 2nd-life applications: Our event format "Let's talk Greenovation" went into the second round! The Audi Environmental Foundation welcomed a total of 80 guests to the foodlab in Hamburg's HafenCity. In addition to the many challenges we face when it comes to the energy transition, there was also intensive discussion about 2nd-life applications and in particular about batteries.
Full house at the foundation talk evening "Let's talk Greenovation": Around 100 guests came to our new event in the brigk - digital business incubator in Ingolstadt - in November 2022 to discuss with environmental and climate experts.
The idea of building an e-rickshaw from second life components inspired the trainees in various technical professions at AUDI AG. So, a group of 14 trainees at the Neckarsulm site got together and, with the support of their Training Manager Timo Engler, built a show car where, in addition to the battery modules, several other second-life components from Audi models were reused.
After numerous drone flights, analyzed infrared images, and the hard work of researchers at the Heidelberg University of Education, we can look back on a successful partnership. Geomonitoring is not only an important foundation for the preservation of the significant cultural landscapes of the orchard meadows, but also enables to raise awareness of residents through an online database for tree sponsorship.
The german-Indian start-up "Nunam" is building three e-rickshaws for use on India's roads. The innovative heart of the e-rickshaws are the used battery modules. These are battery modules from the Audi e-tron test car fleet, which are being given a second life here in the e-rickshaws.
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (TU Bergakademie Freiberg) is investigating the environmentally friendly extraction and processing of valuable resources using membrane technology underground. The Audi Environmental Foundation is promoting this innovative mining approach.
The Audi Environmental Foundation and Audi do Brasil support the NGO Litro de Luz Brasil, which aims to give people in remote areas without electricity access to solar lighting. The project in the Amazon region, scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022, will equip three villages with solar-powered lamp posts and hand lamps, thus improving people's quality of life.
In the URBANFILTER project, the Audi Environmental Foundation and the TU of Berlin are developing filters for road gullies. Thus environmentally harmful particles such as tire wear particles do not end up in waterways.
Green power: Used laptop batteries become mobile power storages – Audi Environmental Foundation supports second-life battery research of start-up Nunam.
In Germany the curlew is one of the species threatened with extinction. Therefore years ago the “Landesbund für Vogelschutz” (LBV) initiated a project to protect the curlew population. The Audi Environmental Foundation is helping to finance a new telemetry system with stationary receivers that are being tested in the field to locate curlew families.
Preventing plastic waste in our seas and creating new living space. The Audi Environmental Foundation is committed to this together with CLEAR RIVERS.
Measuring an orchard meadows with drones - Audi Environmental Foundation supports innovative project using citizen science, big data and pattern recognition to preserve biodiversity.
We have all probably eaten algae at some point – wrapped around maki sushi or used as a thickening agent in instant meals. Algae, and microalgae in particular, have also been cultivated at the industrial level since the 1950s with the aim of preserving natural raw materials for a variety of areas of application.
The bee research by we4bee and supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation has collected billions of individual data points so far. The first scientific findings are now available.
Audi and we4bee start project on behavioural analysis of bees. Beehives transmit huge amounts of data (Big Data) on environmental influences.
The Oak Forest project is going online. The oaks have been equipped with intelligent measuring and corresponding sensor technology for determining the interaction between density and the ecosystem performance of the trees.
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