Plasma reactors

Turning CO₂ into valuable chemicals

Small plasma reactors make carbon dioxide usable as a raw material—at the push of a button and with little energy input.


What happens when there are no more bees?

The population of pollinators is constantly decreasing. Could soap bubbles coated in pollen solve the problem?

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.

Efficiency enhancement

Microreactors from the 3D printer

Additive manufacturing opens the door to lower CO2 emissions and less energy consumption in chemical production.


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

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