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  • Vulkan Villarrica © Eva Schill

    Exploring the geothermal energy potential of volcanic systems

    Chile has the largest geothermal resources worldwide, mostly associated with active volcanism. Theoretically, nearly the entire electrical power supply of the country could be provided from already known deposits. The MultiGeoEx project investigated usage options in the Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile. > more

  • Zuckerrohrverarbeitung in Südafrika @ Shiyin Müller, SRMI

    Gentle skin care thanks to sugar cane waste

    The European cosmetics industry has a growing interest in raw materials from renewable resources. One of these is levulinic acid. South Africa seeks to enhance the value chain of its sugar cane industry. In this project, partners from Germany and South Africa developed a process in which a gentle catalysis method is used to produce levulinic acid from sugar cane waste. > more

  • Multiaxiale Hexapod-Prüfanlage an der TU Hamburg-Harburg © Jan Oltmann

    German-Singaporean cooperation on composite materials

    Fiber composite materials are very versatile in their combination of lightness and stability. In this project, a team of partners from Germany and Singapore investigated the resilience of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) for the construction of aircraft cabin interiors and the extraction of oil from the deep sea. > more

  • Konferenzteilnehmer in Nairobi © Dr. Michael Odenwald

    Sustainable mental health care for Somalia

    For decades, Somalia has suffered violence through ongoing internal conflicts, hunger and natural disasters. 30% of its citizens are permanently displaced. The consumption of the addictive drug khat is widespread. This is associated with unusually high rates of psychiatric disorders. The project developed new sustainable prevention and care concepts especially for crisis regions and developing countries. > more

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40 Years of Scientific and Technological Cooperation with New Zealand

In November 2017, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited New Zealand as part of an Asia-Pacific trip. Collaboration in science and research was one of the focal points of his visit. At an event at the Te Wharewaka Conference Center in Wellington on 6 November, New Zealand research institutes presented their collaboration with their German partners.


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Green Talents Awardees 2017

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Green Talents 2017 start their Science Forum tour

25 Green Talents from 21 different countries are now on their two-week Science Forum tour from 16-27 October 2017. This year´s focus is on 'Sustainable Production and Consumption' and leads them to different hot-spots of sustainability science in the South of Germany, including DFD, Fraunhofer ISE, IASS, KIT, TUM and VAUDE.


> more: Green Talents 2017 start their Science Forum tour.

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ERA.Net Plus with Russia: 'Call 2017 – Science & Technology' met with great response

The great response to the calls of the ERA.Net RUS Plus initiative demonstrates the interest of European and Russian researchers in continuing their scientific collaboration. With a strong participation of German researchers, corresponding funds provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF as well as the coordination of the funding network by the DLR Project Management Agency, Germany contributes significantly to the success of the ERA.Net RUS Plus initiative.


> more: ERA.Net Plus with Russia: 'Call 2017 – Science & Technology' met with great response.