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In addition to research projects funded from public funds, VDZ Technology gGmbH also carries out research projects on behalf of the private sector. Research fields include concrete technology, chemistry and mineralogy, cement production and industry-specific issues in the field of environmental protection, knowledge transfer and digitisation. Topics addressed include resource, material and energy efficiency, decarbonisation, sustainable construction and product quality.

Fields of research and innovation

VDZ Technology gGmbH is dedicated to the promotion of science and technology as well as research and development in the field of manufacture and use of hydraulic binders. VDZ Technology gGmbH builds on more than 140 years of research tradition, collecting and developing new knowledge, e.g. to ensure the performance of cement and concrete, especially with regard to durability, the use of alternative ingredients for the production of cement and concrete, and the reduction of CO2 emissions. Other research topics include the ecological assessment of cement-bound building materials and digital process support.

Research projects

In our knowledge portal you can find out about our current and completed research projects.

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Industrial collective research

Industrial collective research (Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung, IGF) bridges the gap between basic research and economic application. Under the umbrella of the AiF research associations, new technologies are prepared for entire sectors and increasingly across sectors to maintain and strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. As a founding member of the AIF, VDZ has been part of the AIF network since 1954.

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Commissioned research

In addition to publicly funded research projects, we also carry out commissioned research projects. This includes contract research on concrete technology, chemistry and mineralogy, cement production, as well as industry-specific issues in the areas of environmental protection, knowledge transfer, and digitalisation. We offer competent and holistic consulting, support, and implementation of R&D projects. In addition to the stone and earth industries, VDZ also works with other industry partners, such as energy suppliers or the steel industry, as well as with universities.

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Other areas in which we operate

Thermal process technology

We offer a comprehensive service portfolio covering the entire field of thermal process technology. We can advise you on every aspect of process optimisation, product quality, energy efficiency and the use of alternative fuels and raw materials. In addition we also conduct measurements in high-temperature processes as well as performing process technology modelling.

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Environmental and climate protection

We can offer integrated consultation on all environmental aspects associated with the production and processing of cement, lime, concrete and other construction products. With a view to enhancing your environmental performance we can identify your specific requirements and accordingly offer you a complete package of various services. For example, this involves the production of environmental expert reports and the optimisation of your process steps and products.

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Performance of cement

We can offer you various comprehensive services for the purpose of optimising the performance of cement. In doing so we provide you with full support throughout the entire process. Our interdisciplinary teams of experts have many years of experience gained from customer projects around the world and also further their knowledge by working on practical research projects.

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Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding our research?

Dr Volker Hoenig
Environment and Plant Technology

+49-211-45 78-254
ubt@vdz-online.de

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