“Biosteel” Fibers for Airbus

The European aerospace giant Airbus is teaming up with AMSilk, a maker of advanced polymers based near Munich, to develop a new composite material for the aerospace industry from fibers consisting of synthetically produced spider silk proteins.

Charging 10 Times Faster

Researchers at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK) in Jülich reported that a new phosphate compound enables solid-state batteries to be fully charged in less than an hour – or 10 times faster than before.

Innovative Power Generator

An innovative new mobile power generator might help make the air in maritime ports cleaner.

Global Alliance Power Fuels

The German Energy Agency (Dena) launched the Global Alliance Power Fuels together with partners from industry, including big names like Audi, Bosch and Siemens.

German R&D Spending High

In this year’s ranking of the 500 most research-intensive listed companies published by the auditing firm EY, there were 32 German companies.

From Green Power to Green Fuel

The Dresden-based cleantech company Sunfire has developed an innovative, highly efficient technology to store and redistribute renewable energy – all while building on existing infrastructure.

Cure Your Plants with AI

The Plantix app, developed by the Hanover-based startup Peat, uses a database and algorithm to accurately recognize plant diseases, pests or nutrient deficiency.

The “Bestseller Factory”

What started as a platform for authors to evaluate each other’s work has grown into a veritable bestseller factory.

Rubber from Dandelions

Automotive components maker Continental plans to start production of tires made from dandelion rubber in its research and testing facility in the northeastern German town of Anklam.

Making Cash While on Vacation

The company organizes for people arriving at the airport to rent the vehicles of those who have flown away from it.