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.
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.
The Audi Foundation for the Environment provided financial support for a study on the subject of rebuilding and protecting peatland, the "CO₂-regio" feasibility study, which developed a catalog of measures designed to show farmers with land in peatland areas economically attractive, alternative uses.
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.
As part of the environmental project Steles of Biodiversity, old transformer houses are being transformed into new habitats for native animal species. In this way, environmental education sites are created that bring biodiversity and species diversity closer to the visitor.
Measuring an orchard meadows with drones - Audi Environmental Foundation supports innovative project using citizen science, big data and pattern recognition to preserve biodiversity.
The Audi Environmental Foundation is financially supporting a study dealing with restoration and protection of peatlands, the feasibility study “CO₂-Regio”, which is developing a catalog of economically attractive, alternative uses for farmers.
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.
Nature conservation and biological diversity – this is what the Audi Environmental Foundation has stood for for a decade with a large number of projects.
Planting trees against climate change - this is the idea behind the research project Oak forest, one of the first projects supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation.
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.
Research on bee mortality - Smart HOBOS helps here. The high-tech beehive of the Audi Environmental Foundation collects valuable data.
Playful and multimedia-based - this is the best way to convey even more complex content. The Audi Environmental Foundation supports the Steigerwald Centre for Forest Education with such exhibits.