In my element

“When you're free-diving, your strength comes from serenity”

The apnea diver Herbert Nitsch talks about the pitfalls created underwater by the element oxygen.

The circular economy

Used catalysts for the energy transition

A unique technology from Evonik enables old catalysts to be rejuvenated. This cuts greenhouse gas emissions.

In my element

“Helium is our ‘draft animal’”

Weather forecasts thanks to helium: Physicist Dr. Ruud Dirksen on the special possibilities of the gaseous element.


The plastic cycle

On the path to achieving a true circular economy: Evonik is working on innovative processes in order to reduce plastic waste.


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.

From the sections
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.

Delightful Dung

Issues of Elements in the archive

You will find an overview of previous issues of Elements here.


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