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.
With the “Audi Summer Kids”, Audi offers a varied program for employees' children during the summer holidays. This year everwave was part of it. Thanks to the support of the Audi Environmental Foundation, the children of employees were able to attend a workshop on the sensitive handling of water and waste.
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.
How can we succeed in keeping global warming below the two degrees increase by the year 2100? Once again, this year pupils in Ingolstadt and apprentices at AUDI AG had to tackle with this challenging task.
Audi Taiwan has been promoting the Audi Innovation Award since 2018. At the 2021 competition, the Audi Environmental Foundation was part of the jury for the first time.
For the first time, the Audi Environmental Foundation together with the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI) has been promoting a sustainability award. The prize rewards the best thesis in this field with 1,000 euro. In this way, the foundation wants to promote young scientists at the Ingolstadt site.
For the first time, the Audi Environmental Foundation is issuing a challenge for the worldwide marathon of ideas on innovations of climate protection in our cities.
Measuring an orchard meadows with drones - Audi Environmental Foundation supports innovative project using citizen science, big data and pattern recognition to preserve biodiversity.
Going on a journey of discovery with the honeybee Pauline - now it’s possible in the Markus Wasmeier open-air museum Schliersee. For several years now, we and our project partner have been committed to bringing the fascinating world of bees closer to young and old. Have a look too!