Measurement System Helps Farmers Cut Corners and Costs

The Stenon company from Potsdam in Brandenburg state has developed a system called FarmLab for carrying out soil analysis without having to send samples to a laboratory.

Novel Protein Bandage to Treat Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcers predominantly affect older people and diabetics and are a growing problem in ageing societies.

German and Israeli Firms Collaborate on Lab-Grown Meat

Aleph Farms from Israel is teaming up with Munich firm Wacker Chemie to develop a new procedure for producing cultivated meat, which is grown from animal muscle cells in a laboratory.

German Chemical Industry Rebounds from Corona in a Big Way

EUR 111 billion in turnover and a 12 percent rise compared with a year ago – those are the record-setting figures published by the Association of the Chemicals Industry (VCI) for the first half of 2021.

Profits from Industrial Smokestacks

The global environmental focus is on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But a forward-looking initiative from the Fraunhofer Institute and steel manufacturer thyssenkrupp is investigating how to use CO2 as a raw material.

Sustainable Biochemicals in Germany’s East

Finnish forest industry company UPM has begun construction a one-of-a-kind bio-refinery in the city of Leuna in the eastern German regional state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Plastics Industry Sees Partial Increase In Demand From Covid-19

How has the coronavirus pandemic influenced major German sectors? You can find out in GTAIs industry overviews. Today’s topic: plastics.

Chemical Attraction

Germany’s chemicals sector is the largest in Europe and also one of the most innovative in the world. While its strength lies in producing basic chemicals efficiently, it also has a few lucrative secrets up its sleeve.

Renewable Synthetic Fuel

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT have come up with a method of using renewable electricity to create synthetic fuel.

Attractive Repellent

Greasy fingers and stainless steel surfaces – a combination that’s irritating countless people in and around the home. Now Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute thinks it’s found a solution to this age-old problem.