• 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

  • 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

  • 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 BMBF funded MultiGeoEx project investigated usage options in the Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile. > more

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