Two Northern European neighbors are coming together to accelerate the scale-up of the new hydrogen economy.
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With Germany phasing out coal-based power , alternative opportunities and sectors are opening up in the country’s traditional mining areas.
Scientists at the University of Leipzig have identified an enzyme, PHL7, that degrades PET plastic much more rapidly than previously believed possible. The discovery could revolutionize the recycling of PET plastic.
Germany’s chemical industry is large and prosperous but it’s also one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases. That needs to change if Germany is to meet its 2045 climate goals – and green hydrogen is at the heart of the solution.
Scientists are using a 146-meter-tall water tower in the northern German city of Bremen for experiments to produce oxygen from water under difficult, simulated zero-gravity circumstances. The research promises a cost-effective and viable way to provide astronauts with the air they need to survive.
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.
Venous ulcers predominantly affect older people and diabetics and are a growing problem in ageing societies.
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.
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.
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.