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 green revolution
Undreamed-of opportunities: Biotechnology has a long history and is one of the key sciences of the 21st century.
Milestones of research
A look back at almost 350 years of biotechnology—from the beginnings of microscopy to the discovery of DNA and genetic scissors.
Insects as animal feed
The larvae of the black soldier fly are packed full of protein – and offer a source of hope for climate and environmental protection.
More knowledge, improved animal welfare
Epigenetics reveal the environmental factors that affect the genetic material of chickens.
Bacteria that heal wounds
The biotech company JeNaCell produces biosynthetic cellulose for the effective treatment of injuries.
Evonik is optimizing the fermentative production process for the amino acid BIOLYS for pig feed.
Transportation via polymers
Evonik and Stanford University are cooperating in a search for new carrier substances for mRNA vaccines.
Cheese without cows
In the future, dairy products could be manufactured without any components of animal origin through fermentation by microorganisms.
Dishwashing with sugar
Evonik is using biodegradable rhamnolipids to create an ideal basis for the production of sustainable cleaning agents and more.
The power of microorganisms
Natural bacteria, fungi, and cells easily conduct complicated reactions that technical chemistry fails to accomplish.
A self-healing construction material
One key to reaching the goal of sustainable concrete is bacteria that fill cracks in materials on their own.
The plastic cycle
On the path to achieving a true circular economy: Evonik is working on innovative processes in order to reduce plastic waste.
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.
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.
The offshore era
Bigger and better: What will tomorrow’s wind turbines look like? How can wind be efficiently exploited in coastal regions? And who are the global pioneers?
The energy transition
Renewable energies: figures and trends
How the potential of water, solar, and wind power is fundamentally changing the ways electricity can be generated worldwide.
Health begins in the gut
In good company: The microbiome consists of countless bacteria that are crucial for our health.
Influencers in the gut
The microbiome protects us from diseases—but how does this work? And how do synbiotics and probiotics promote gut health?