Research & Innovation
The researchers at Evonik are looking for innovative solutions as well as innovative ideas. That’s why they spend every day searching for potential products and new directions for development. We report on the latest research activities in chemistry and related disciplines.
The recycling economy
Vestenamer plays a key role in the manufacture of asphalt from old tires. Now it’s possible to verify the additive’s life cycle assessment with data.
To date, catalytic membrane reactors have shown what they can do only in laboratories. Researchers in Marl are working to change that in the future.
Turning emissions into raw materials
Evonik researchers are working to use emissions of the steel industry for the production of plastic.
Long live plastic
Evonik researchers are working to develop a process for chemical recycling that will make it possible to recycle PET plastic waste.
200 years of vaccination
Vaccination saves lives. A look back at over 200 years of successful struggle against viruses, bacteria, and deadly diseases.
The plastic cycle
On the path to achieving a true circular economy: Evonik is working on innovative processes in order to reduce plastic waste.
A versatile helper
A biotechnological breakthrough: A new type of platform makes it possible to manufacture different collagens by means of fermentation.
Special protection vehicle: Lipid nanoparticles envelop mRNA vaccines and enable their passage through the cell membrane.
The energy transition
Hydrogen fuels hope
Hydrogen has the potential to fundamentally change the economy. What challenges are the researchers up against?
Robust and fast-dissolving
ODTs are practical, but they crumble easily. The auxiliary material RXCIPIENTS improves their properties.
From power storage to aviation: Where hydrogen could play a major role in the future—and where it’s already being used today.
Good inside and out
A lot of food is thrown away or lost. Coatings and additives in plastic packaging are helping to reduce food waste.
A Plentiful and Sustainable Diet
Nearly ten billion people will be living on the planet in 2050—but what will all these people eat?
Omega-3 fatty acids
Small Algae, Big Effect
Many people do not consume enough omega-3 fatty acids. What can help? Microalgae from the ocean.
The energy transition
An overview of energy storage systems
The illustration shows the main high-performance storage technologies—and what they can do.
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?
Facts and figures about the global beauty business, which continues to grow.
A French researcher puts plants under stress to develop active ingredients for cosmetics.