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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) conducts cutting-edge research with a long-term focus in the fields of energy, health and matter.

HZDR’s researchers  deliver solutions to the great challenges of our time and see it as their task to provide knowledge and technology for the next generations.

Two institutes of HZDR are involved in FINEST: Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) and Institute of Fluid Dynamics (IFD).

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) operates the electron storage ring BESSY II, Germany’s first third generation synchrotron light source with over 35 publicly accessible beam lines, for experiments with photons. Experimental facilities include three state-of-the-art beamlines for macromolecular X-ray crystallography (MX) and the at-tached HZB-MX BioLab, which houses a state-of-the-art infrastructure for molecular biology, protein production, protein characterization and for macromolecular crystallization.

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the biggest science institutions in Europe. It is the only German University of Excellence with national large-scale research facilities. At KIT, more than 5,000 scientists cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural and engineering sciences, economics, the humanities, and social sciences. The Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC) at KIT that is involved in FINEST develops technologies for an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable circular economy for plastics, building materials, and biomaterials.

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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany, was established in 1991 as the first and only centre in the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres to be exclusively devoted to environmental research.

It currently employs about 1100 people and has become a world-wide acknowledged centre of expertise in the remediation and re-naturation of contaminated landscapes.

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TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TU BAF), the resource university since 1765, is a university with a special focus on the value chain of raw materials. TU BAF is founding core member of EIT raw materials. One strategic topic for the next decade of TU BAF will be the field circular economy. Together with the Helmholtz community TU BAF hosts the Helmholtz Institute for Resource Technology in Freiberg.

The Institute Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik und Aufbereitungstechnik (MVTAT) that is active in FINEST is strongly engaged with the development and description of geo-metallurgical process steps and process chains for primary raw materials.

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University of Greifswald (UG) was founded in 1456 and is one of the oldest academic institutions in Germany.

One of the five focus areas of research of UG (“Proteomics and Protein Technologies in Infection Biology, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology”) perfectly fits to the FINEST Microplastics subproject. In the past decades, the majority of the natural science research institutes have been consolidated to a new campus, which also includes the Institute of Biochemistry, where partner Bornscheuer´s group hosting the PI Ren Wei is located.