Graphene boosts lithium-ion batteries
With the help of few-layer graphene, the startup Super C is boosting the power of lithium-ion batteries.
New Zealand: Cloud Warriors
On this small island in the southwest Pacific, you can find countless sheep and abundant kiwifruit—and Evonik. A trip in pictures.
Longer life for fruits and vegetables
How Deepak Rajmohan makes use of the natural defense mechanisms of fruits and vegetables to prolong their storage life.
In my element
“I’m reaching for the stars”
Using deuterium and tritium, nuclear engineer and physicist Dr. Andrea Kritcher wants to achieve sustainable nuclear fusion.
Green steel thanks to ammonia
A German research team sees ammonia as a promising alternative to fossil reducing agents.
Perspectives in overview
Research for a better future: Our Perspectives illuminates pioneering ideas and innovations from around the world.
All focal areas
An overview of the dossiers
Reports, interviews, and graphics: Our dossiers bring together everything worth knowing about the main themes of ELEMENTS.
A Fantastic ShortcutNo diversions: Researchers from Evonik and the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis have succeeded in converting butadiene directly to adipic acid.
Good inside and outA lot of food is thrown away or lost. Coatings and additives in plastic packaging are helping to reduce food waste.
A Plentiful and Sustainable DietNearly ten billion people will be living on the planet in 2050—but what will all these people eat?
3D printing: Facts and figuresOverview: global demand, most used materials and key players.
The world in 2040 – scenarios for the futureWhat will the world look like in 2040? Futurologists at Evonik have developed five scenarios.
Agriculture: Facts and figuresThe amount of resources required by agriculture, how much surface area it requires—and how the harvests are used.
The Development of HygieneFrom bacterial infections to COVID-19, advances in hygiene have always played a key role in the fight against disease.
Improving patients’ quality of lifeWai Yee Yeong talks about the potential benefits of bioprinting for medicine.
In my element
In my element
“I’m a 14-year-old chemistry student”Alexander Mottl is studying chemistry at the University of Bochum—at the age of 14. His special focus is on rare metals such as gallium.
Coronavirus crisis as an opportunityEvonik CEO Christian Kullmann is calling for a comprehensive Sustainable Future Deal.
EU: The key is to be close to the peopleFabiana Scapolo, the Deputy Head of the EU Policy Lab, explains the central challenges facing Europe.
How to succeed at sustainable agricultureFelix Prinz zu Löwenstein explains the steps to make organic farming possible.