The evolution to Industry 4.0 has made energy an even more complex issue. Industrial companies are not only being confronted with effi ciency standards and changing legal constraints coupled with renewable energiy variability but also have to keep an eye on ongoing digitalization, their infrastructures’ resilience and steadily rising energy prices.
Becoming technically future-proofed, being prepared for unforeseeable events and thus ensuring continued production in the long-term are contingent on an integrated and structured energy assessment. Our experts at the Fraunhofer IFF use their long-standing scientifi c expertise to analyze these conditions at manufacturing facilities.
Building upon this, we use innovative tools to develop and implement the right solution technology-agnostically, always with an eye toward cost effectiveness and sustainability. We compile a detailed list of actions based on the individual objectives, covering the entire range from energy production and supply, including commercialization and reuse, to infrastructure integration and even new business models.