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 journey of our genetic material

Why the experiences of previous generations can influence the health of their grandchildren


More knowledge, improved animal welfare

Epigenetics reveal the environmental factors that affect the genetic material of chickens.

In my element

“We need a large enough quantity to ­recycle indium”

Daniel Goldmann has a plan for extracting indium from electronic waste – with behavioral psychology.




Sustainable agriculture: Biobased solutions protect plants from the seed stage onward, thanks to an ancient idea and the latest research.


Perspectives in overview

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

Main topics Dossiers Elements

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An overview of the dossiers

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.

Infinite Loop

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