IUTA, one of Germany`s largest institutes in the field of energy and environmental engineering. More than 150 employees are working on R&D and basic research projects funded by a variety of governmental (NRW, Germany and EU) and industrial sponsors. One main focus of their projects is to collaborate with industry in order to transfer academic knowledge into new or better products and industrial processes. Furthermore, in cooperation with universities and other scientific institutes, first to name the University of Duisburg-Essen, scientists of their research groups perform basic research in special fields. For research activities IUTAprovides ca. 2400 m² office and laboratory space and ca. 4000 m² pilot plant area.