Raiders of the lost plastic
Patrick Stenner works on processes that fish microplastics out of waste water. Electrochemistry is the key.
Researchers are working on innovative energy storage systems—and discovering new potential in established technologies.
Disinfection – what does it mean?
Disinfection puts dead or living material in a state where it can no longer infect. What does this mean in practice?
In my element
“I love and hate chlorine”
The diver Tina Punzel plunges every day into a chlorinated pool. What does she associate with the element chlorine?
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.
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.