Sustainable Innovations – Research & Development
We are leading experts in state-of-the-art industrial waste heat recovery units and special plant engineering, which ensure that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum by reducing emissions to levels well below those required by legislative limits. As part of our 360° portfolio we offer our own cutting-edge technologies. Depending on the specific requirements of each project, we tailor our patented technologies or collaborate with leading technology providers to ensure our customers receive superior bespoke solutions.
Research & Development
Our research efforts are focussed on the field of renewable energies, waste recycling and re-use and on the optimisation of customer processes.
With our R&D work we:
- optimise and develop our own technologies
- evaluate innovative technologies and processes and test their practicality
- investigate the practical use of external technologies in particular processes
- establish and deepen knowledge networks with other research institutes
In-House Engineering Masterclass
Christof Industries engineering teams in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic as well in China ensure that our superior solutions integrate the latest technologies. As we are a provider of a 360° range of services, it is standard practice to draw upon in-house engineering knowledge covering entire plant lifecycles. This provides the basis for continual improvements to existing solutions.
Our international engineering teams – with a capacity of around 140,000 man-hours per year – design complete industrial facilities, systems, custom-built machinery and plant components. The approach is multi-disciplinary and covers the areas of piping and steelworks, process technology, mechanics, machinery, electronics, instrumentation and automation.
R&D: Solutions That Look to the Future
Christof Industries’ collective know-how in the construction of industrial plants, in waste utilization and in the research and development of innovative technologies means that we have the ability to process all waste flows in a single, integrated system. The goal is not just the complete elimination of waste, but also to use it to generate resources and new value, including protein for the animal feed industry, biodiesel, and other innovative products. This is the cornerstone of a sustainable circular economy.
Many Paths – One Goal: Revolutionary Technologies
Research is everywhere – open-minded, keen to explore the unknown and find ways to develop theoretical concepts into industrial-scale projects. As a result, Christof Industries’ research and development activities cover three central fields of activity:
- Autonomous research projects
New technologies that are kind on the environment and use less natural resources in the processing or reuse of raw and waste materials. Examples: Biodiesel, wood gasification etc.
- Cooperative research
New, future-ready technologies in cooperation with universities and other (academic) research institutes. Examples: power-to-gas technology, incineration technologies.
- Technology scouting
Research engineers address feasibilities on RFQs from investors, inventors, developers and academic institutes and enter into cooperation with developers or start-ups.