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    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 BMBF funded 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. This  BMBF funded cooperation project 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 BMBF funded 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

  • Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin im Labor | © Zebo Kudratova

    Molecular Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Leishmaniasis

    Leishmaniasis is one of the six most significant tropical diseases: It is caused by single-celled parasites that are transmitted from sandflies to humans and that use various animals as reservoirs. A cooperation project funded by the BMBF investigated the serious increase in leishmaniasis cases in Armenia and Uzbekistan. > more

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proup photo green talents awardees 2019

Green Talents 2019 © DLR / Manuela Meyer

10 Years 'Green Talents': Awardees of 2019 on tour through Germany

Promising young researchers from around the world are visiting the Federal Republic of Germany in October to present and discuss their projects in the field of sustainable development with German elite researchers during a two-week expedition to sustainability hotspots.


> more: 10 Years 'Green Talents': Awardees of 2019 on tour through Germany.

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Ministerin Karliczek bei der MOPGA-Konferenz © BMBF/Bjoern Schulte

Federal Minister Karliczek © BMBF / Bjoern Schulte

'Make Our Planet Great Again' enables cutting-edge Research in the Fight against Climate Change

On 1 October 2019, Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek and her French counterpart, Frédérique Vidal, opened the first conference on MOPGA, the German-French research initiative 'Make our Planet Great Again', in Paris. Under the MOPGA initiative, 55 international scientists collaborate in projects on climate, energy, and earth system research.


> more: 'Make Our Planet Great Again' enables cutting-edge Research in the Fight against Climate Change.

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Eröffnung der Veranstaltung im Polonia Palace Hotel in Warschau durch Stefan Kern, BMBF

Opening speech by Stefan Kern © DLR / Michael Lange

German-Polish Networks for the Environment – Innovative Projects for the Future

Thirty years ago, Germany and Poland signed their 'Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation'. Today, the two countries are looking back on three decades of intensive cooperation in research and development. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research presents examples of German environment research at a 2-day event in Warsaw titled 'German Networks for the Environment – Innovative Projects for the Future'.


> more: German-Polish Networks for the Environment – Innovative Projects for the Future .