Of course this wonderful vision makes it worthwhile to continue investing in research and development in the area of alternative power generation. We want to one day actually build systems that can not only generate but also store electricity in ways that are clean, reliable, and economical. And if our engineers, technicians, physicists, and chemists can’t do it, who can? At that point, conventional power plants would be unnecessary. The researchers at Evonik are also working hard to make this prospect a reality. For example, with our products we are enabling the construction of ultramodern high-yield wind turbines. As the CEO of a company whose future crucially depends on its innovative power, I have confidence in this research. But at the same time, I know from experience that achieving the impossible doesn’t happen overnight. And performing miracles takes a little bit longer.