Dossier

See You Later

The future is circular—how a renewable circular economy continuously and sustainably recovers used materials and energy.

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Catalysis

Enter Macbeth

To date, catalytic membrane reactors have shown what they can do only in laboratories. Researchers in Marl are working to change that in the future.

Chemical production

A Fantastic Shortcut

No diversions: Researchers from Evonik and the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis have succeeded in converting butadiene directly to adipic acid.

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Chemical production

The Direct Route

Evonik plans to use a new method to make the production of propylene glycol more sustainable.

Video

In my element

The challenge of blue

Hideki Kubota loves his job as a pyrotechnician. In this article he explains why the color blue is a challenge and how the element copper plays a role in his work.

Carbon

The new formula C4

Absolutely unique: Evonik is using an award-winning purification process to make the refinery byproduct FCC-C4 a useful raw material.

Innovations

Perspectives in overview

Research for a better future: Our Perspectives illuminates pioneering ideas and innovations from around the world.

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Reports, interviews, and graphics: Our dossiers bring together everything worth knowing about the main themes of ELEMENTS.

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Research and Innovation
Science that fascinates—we report on the latest research and innovations in chemistry and related disciplines.
Markets and Regions
Evonik operates in 100 countries all over the globe. In this section we show how the future is being invented in these locations—and why it’s happening there.
People and Visions
Innovations don’t emerge from a vacuum. They are born inside our heads. A report about people who promote their visions with passion.
Opinion and Debate
Progress becomes possible when we criticize the world as it is. That’s why we offer this space for exciting debates—and controversial positions.

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